Specimens of newspaper literature: with personal memoirs, anecdotes, and reminiscences, Volume 1

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Redding and Co., 1852 - American newspapers
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Page 179 - Remember thee? Yea, from the table of my memory I'll wipe away all trivial fond records, All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past, That youth and observation copied there; And. thy commandment all alone shall live Within the book and volume of my brain, Unmix'd with baser matter: yes, by heaven.
Page 91 - I HAVE observed, that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author.
Page 54 - I can well remember when the Civil Government would have taken an effectual Course to suppress such a Cursed Libel ! which if it be not done I am afraid that some Awful Judgment will come upon this Land, and that the Wrath of God will arise, and there will be no Remedy. I cannot but pity poor Franklin, who, tho...
Page 192 - I have lived long enough : my way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf ; And that which should accompany old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have ; but, in their stead, Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath, Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.
Page 78 - That James Franklin, the printer and publisher thereof, be strictly forbidden by this Court to print or publish the NewEngland Courant, or any other pamphlet or paper of the like nature, except it be first supervised by the Secretary of this Province...
Page 22 - Calumnies, Lyes, Contradictions, and what not, all tending to Quarrels and Divisions, and to Debauch and Corrupt the Minds and Manners of New-England.
Page 179 - Hold, hold, my heart; And you, my sinews, grow not instant old, But bear me stiffly up! — Remember thee? Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat In this distracted globe.
Page 53 - I had paid for two or three of them, I then, (before the last Courant was published) sent him word I was extremely offended with it! In special, because in one of his Vile Courants he insinuates, that if the Ministers of God approve of a thing, it is a Sign it is of the Devil; which is a horrid thing to be related! And altho' in one of the Courants it is declared, that the London Mercury Sept.
Page 23 - COTTON MATHER. I was once one of your Meeting : But the Cursed Lye you told of You know who, made me leave You, You Dog, And Damn You, I will Inoculate You with this, with a Pox to You.
Page 34 - These do without fear, and to all you'll appear, Fair, charming, true, lovely and clever ; Though the times remain darkish, young men may be sparkish, And love you much stronger than ever.

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