History of the Town of Dorchester, Massachusetts

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E. Clapp, jr., 1859 - Dorchester (Boston, Mass.) - 672 pages
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I found it a very interesting account of one of the first English settlements in New England.

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Page 196 - Yet now be strong O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord, and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech the high priest, and be strong all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work ; for I am with you, saith the Lord of Hosts...
Page 335 - Howe is said to have remarked that "the Rebels have done more in one night than my whole army would have done in a month.
Page 376 - Farms wave with gold, and orchards blush between. — There shall tall spires, and dome-capt towers ascend, And piers and quays their massy structures blend; While with each breeze approaching vessels glide, And northern treasures dance on every tide!
Page 428 - Such as shall be Committed to him he shall diligently instruct, as they shalbe able to learne, both in humane learning and good litterature, & likewyse in poynt of good manne™ and dutif ull behauviou1" towards all, specially there supio™ as they shall haue occasion to bee in ther* presence, whither by meeting them in the streete or otherwyse.
Page 295 - Rejoiceth not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor.
Page 17 - Rosseter and Ludlow, men of character and education, were joined to the association, that their counsel and judgment might aid in preserving order, and founding the social structure upon the surest basis.
Page 422 - Teachinge of Children and youth in good literature and Learninge. And to the intent that the better maintenance for a free schoole as is heerby intended may arise from and out of the sayd Hand...
Page 169 - A great training at Boston two days. About 1200 men were exercised in most sorts of land service; yet it was observed that there was no man drunk, though there was plenty of wine and strong beer in the town...
Page 241 - Most zealous in ye work of Reformation, " To save this self destroying Generation. " With Courage Stroue 'gainst all this peoples sin; " He spent his Strength, his Life, his Soul therein. "Consum'd with holy zeal of God, for whom " He liu'd, and dy'da kind of Martyrdom. "If men will not lament, their Hearts not break, "No wonder this lamenting Stone doth Speak. " His Tomb-stone cries Repent, and Souls to saue " Doth Preach Repentance from his very Graue. " 'Gainst Sinners doth a lasting Record lye...
Page 450 - that such Girls as can read in a Psalter be allowed to go to the Grammar School from the first Day of June to the first Day of October.

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