Old Colonial Houses in Maine Built Prior to 1776

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Press of the Kennebec journal, 1908 - Architecture, Colonial - 106 pages
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Page 54 - A kind of old Hobgoblin Hall, Now somewhat fallen to decay, With weather stains upon the wall. And stairways worn, and crazy doors, And creaking and uneven floors, And chimneys huge, and tiled and tall.
Page 90 - We have no title-deeds to house or lands; Owners and occupants of earlier dates From graves forgotten stretch their dusty hands, And hold in mortmain still their old estates.
Page 13 - Silk to make a woman a full suit of clothes, the ground to be white paduroy and flowered with all sorts of coulers suitable for a young woman...
Page 64 - They had laid a litle deck over her midships to keepe ye corne drie, but ye men were faine to stand it out all weathers without shelter ; and y* time [139] of ye year begins to growe tempestious.
Page 6 - She was, through the whole course of her life, very exemplary for unaffected piety and amiable virtues, especially her charity, her courteous affability, her prudence, meekness, patience, and her unweariedness in well doing.
Page 32 - As ancient is this hostelry As any in the land may be, Built in the old Colonial day, When men lived in a grander way, With ampler hospitality...
Page 65 - Kennebeck, they now erected a house up above in ye river, in ye most convenient place for trade as they conceived, and furnished the same with commodities for that end, both...
Page 68 - July 1. The Norridgewock Indians gave their answer and refused the fort's being built at Teuconic. "July 2. The treaty was signed between the Governor and the Norridgewock Indians. " July 3. The Indians had their dance ; three of the Indians went to Boston and the rest returned home. "July 5. The Penobscot Indians came — fifteen men, and the government met them in the meeting house. " July 6. The treaty was finished ; seven gentlemen went up the bay and the others to Boston.
Page 55 - In that delightfully na'ive and simple journal of the Rev. Thomas Smith, the first minister settled in Portland, Maine, in the year 1725, we find the following entries : — " July 4, 1763. Mr. Brooks was ordained. A multitude of people from my parish. A decent solemnity." " January 16, 1765. Mr. Foxcroft was ordained at New Gloucester. We had a pleasant journey home. Mr. L. was alert and kept us all merry. A jolly ordination. We lost sight of decorum.

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