Historic Pilgrimages in New England: Among Landmarks of Pilgrim and Puritan Days and of the Provincial and Revolutionary Periods

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Silver, Burdett, 1898 - 475 pages

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Page 156 - And sometimes it seemed as if I were already in the grave, with only life enough to be chilled and benumbed. But oftener I was happy, — at least, as happy as I then knew how to be, or was aware of the possibility of being. By and by the world found me out in my lonely chamber, and called me forth...
Page 375 - God wills us free ; — man wills us slaves. I will as God wills ; God's will be done. Here lies the body of JOHN JACK, A native of Africa, who died March, 1773, aged about sixty years. Though born in a land of slavery. He was born free.
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Page 43 - ... five pounds, and command the surrounding country. The lower part they use for their church, where they preach on Sundays and the usual holidays.
Page 156 - If ever I should have a biographer, he ought to make great mention of this chamber in my memoirs, because so much of my lonely youth was wasted here, and here my mind and character were formed ; and here I have been glad and hopeful, and here I have been despondent. And here I sat a long, long time, waiting patiently for the world to know me, and sometimes wondering why it did not know me sooner, or whether it would ever know me at all, — at least till I were in my grave.
Page 108 - Philosophical argument, especially that drawn from the vastness of the universe, in comparison -with the apparent insignificance of this globe, has sometimes shaken my reason for the faith that is in me ; but my heart has always assured and reassured me, that the Gospel of Jesus Christ must be a divine reality.' " ' The Sermon on the Mount cannot be a merely human production. This belief enters into the very depth of my conscience. " ' The whole history of man proves it.
Page 375 - Though born in a land of slavery, He was born free. Though he lived in a land of liberty, He lived a slave ; Till by his honest though stolen...
Page 107 - ... off in the same direction, that is, to the left on the road, very neat and pretty, with a beautiful field of grass by its side. Opposite the east window of the east front room stands a noble spreading elm, the admiration of all beholders. Beyond that is the garden sloping to the east, and running down till the tide washes its lower wall. Back of the house are such vulgar things as barns; and on the other side, that is, to the north and northwest, is a...

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