Samuel Minot Jones: The Story of an Amherst Boy

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1922 - Public libraries - 100 pages
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Page 85 - In the name of God, Amen : I, Sarah M. Cottrell, of the Town of Scott in the County of Cortland and State of New York, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this my last Will and Testament...
Page 64 - God bless you and all with you ! Please tender to all, and accept for yourself, the nation's gratitude for your and their skill, endurance, and dauntless courage.
Page 40 - ... Dartmouth College, Rhetoric, Logic, History, Paley's Moral Philosophy, Playfair's Euclid, Stewart's Philosophy, Enfield's Natural Philosophy, Herschell's Astronomy with the calculation and projection of eclipses, Latin, French, etc. On Wednesday afternoons all the scholars were assembled in the upper hall for reviews, declamations, compositions and exercises in reading in which both gentlemen and ladies participated. Spectators were admitted and were often present in large numbers, among whom...
Page 38 - Woodbridge, daughter of Rev. Dr. W. of Hadley, for preceptress. We all love her very much. Perhaps a slight description of her might be interesting to my dear A. She is tall and rather slender, but finely proportioned, has a most witching pair of blue eyes, rich brown hair, delicate complexion, cheeks which vie with the opening rose-bud, teeth like pearls, dimples which come and go like the ripples in yonder little merry brook, and then she is so affectionate and lovely. Forgive my glowing description,...
Page 44 - January of this year (18oO) the prayer meetings were notably fuller and more solemn. A cloud of mercy seemed to hang over us, and ready to drop down fatness. Days and weeks passed, but no conversions. What was the hindrance? Once and again the church standing committee — the Deacons — met in the pastor's study to talk and pray over this question. Oppressing fear was felt, lest our dawn should shut down in darkness. The trouble, we came at length to believe, was in the rum places in the village,...
Page 4 - E.sq., AM , an excelling Grammarian, enriched with the gift of Prayer and Preaching, a commanding Officer, a Physician of great Value, a great lover of peace as well as of Justice, and which was his greatest glory, a Gentleman of distinguished Virtue and Goodness, happy in a virtuous Posterity, and living Religiously died Comfortably, Sept. 20, 1735, aged 83 years.
Page 21 - To MARY FIELD FRENCH A dying mother gave to you Her child a many years ago; How in your gracious love he grew, You know, dear, patient heart, you know. The mother's child you fostered then Salutes you now and bids you take These little children of his pen And love them for the author's sake. To you...
Page 37 - I am already gasping in view of our examination, and although I am determined not to dread it I know it is so foolish. Yet in spite of my heroic resolutions, I cannot avoid a few misgivings when I think of those tall, stern, trustees, and when I known that I shall lose my character if I dont recite as precise as the laws of the Medes and Persians.
Page 39 - ... Montague often made the head title of the paper — Forest Leaves — in leaves copied from nature, and fantasies of her own penwork. She is now a wise member of art circles in Baltimore, a manager of the Museum of Art, and the appointed and intelligent critic of the Japanese exhibit at the Exposition in Chicago. Helen Fiske (the " HH" of later days) did no special work on the paper for various reasons. ' This paper was all in script, and was passed around the school, where the contributions...
Page 56 - The army of the Southwest, under Gen. Curtis, after three days' hard fighting near Sugar Creek, Arkansas, has gained a most glorious victory over the combined forces of Van Dorn, McCulloch, Price, and Mclntosh. Our killed and wounded are estimated at one thousand.

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