Carlisle, Old and New

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J. H. McFarland Company, 1907 - Carlisle (Pa.) - 173 pages

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Page 13 - Indians to get drunk with', and it must be so." And, indeed, if it be the design of Providence to extirpate these savages in order to make room for the cultivators of the earth, it seems not impossible that rum may be the appointed means.
Page 127 - But low of cattle and song of birds, And health and quiet and loving words." But he thought of his sisters proud and cold, And his mother vain of her rank and gold. So, closing his heart, the Judge rode on, And Maud was left in the field alone. But the lawyers smiled that afternoon, When he hummed in court an old love- tune; And the young girl mused beside the well Till the rain on the unraked clover fell.
Page 127 - But, when she glanced to the far-off town, White from its hill-slope looking down, The sweet song died, and a vague unrest And a nameless longing filled her breast — A wish, that she hardly dared to own, For something better than she had known.
Page 125 - Through days of sorrow and of mirth, Through days of death and days of birth, Through every swift vicissitude Of changeful time, unchanged it has stood, And as if, like God, it all things saw, It calmly repeats those words of awe, — ' ' Forever — never ! Never — forever!
Page 94 - Through the green lanes of the country, Where the tangled barberry-bushes Hang their tufts of crimson berries Over stone walls gray with mosses, Pause by some neglected graveyard, For a while to muse, and ponder On a half-effaced inscription, Written with little skill of song-craft, Homely phrases, but each letter Full of hope and yet of heart-break, Full of all the tender pathos Of the Here and the Hereafter...
Page 29 - Amidst these humble bowers to lay me down; To husband out life's taper at the close, And keep the flame from wasting by repose.
Page 88 - Honor and reverence, and the good repute That follows faithful service as its fruit, Be unto him, whom living we salute.
Page 25 - There is a spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest...
Page 21 - In November 1785, a horse thief was found guilty and sentenced as follows : Judgement : that the prisoner, Daniel Clayton, be taken from hence to the jail and from thence on Wednesday next, the 30th of November, between the hours of 8 and 10 o'clock am, be taken to the common whipping post, that he stand in the pillory one hour, have both his ears cut off and nailed to the pillory, and then and there receive thirty-nine lashes on his back well laid on, restore the horse stolen to the owner, if not...
Page 10 - ... here consists only of twelve men. The Stockade originally occupied two acres of ground square, with a block-house in each corner, — these buildings are now in ruin. Carlisle has been recently laid out, and is the established seat of justice. It is the general opinion that a number of log...

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