The Pilgrims of Boston and Their Descendants: With an Introduction by Hon. Edward Everett, Also, Inscriptions from the Monuments in the Granary Burial Ground, Tremont Street

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Appleton, 1856 - Boston (Mass.) - 406 pages
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Page 378 - The mists that wrapped the pilgrim's sleep Still brood upon the tide ; And his rocks yet keep their watch by the deep, To stay its waves of pride : But the snow-white sail that he gave...
Page 360 - Leaves have their time to fall, And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath, And stars to set ; — but all, Thou hast ALL seasons for thine own, O Death...
Page 327 - ... great excellence lay in a sound understanding and solid judgment in prudential matters, both in private and public affairs. In the latter, indeed, he was never employed, the numerous family he had to educate and the straitness of his circumstances...
Page 386 - a choice company of young men, the very flower of the County of Essex, none of whom were ashamed to speak with the enemy in the gate.
Page 329 - They maintained a large family comfortably, and brought up thirteen children and seven grandchildren reputably. From this instance, reader, Be encouraged to diligence in thy calling, And distrust not Providence. He was a pious and prudent man; She, a discreet and virtuous woman. Their youngest son, In filial regard to their memory, Places this stone.
Page 326 - Folger, daughter of Peter Folger, one of the first settlers of New England, of whom honorable mention is made by Cotton Mather, in his church history of that country, entitled Magnalia Christi Americana, as " a godly, learned Englishman" if I remember the words rightly.
Page 220 - ... in vain we toiled, in vain we fought, we bled in vain, if you, our offspring, want valor to repel the assaults of her invaders ! Stain not the glory of your worthy ancestors ; but, like them, resolve never to part with your birthright.
Page 328 - In the latter, indeed, he was never employed, the numerous family he had to educate and the straitness of his circumstances keeping him close to his trade; but I remember well his being frequently visited by leading...
Page 54 - A terrific scene of war rages on the top of the hill. Wait for a favorable moment, when the volumes of fiery smoke roll away, and over the masts of that sixty-gun ship, whose batteries are blazing upon the hill, you behold Mr. Blackstone's farm changed to an ill-built town of about two thousand dwelling houses, mostly of wood ; with scarce any public buildings, but eight or nine churches, the old State House, and Faneuil Hall...
Page 220 - ... the blasting frowns of tyranny drove her from public view, they clasped her in their arms, they cherished her in their generous bosoms, they brought her safe over the rough ocean, and fixed her seat in this then dreary wilderness; they nursed...

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