Records of the Dorland Family in America: Embracing the Principal Branches, Dorland, Dorlon, Dorlan, Durland, Durling, in the United States and Canada, Sprung from Jan Gerretse Dorlandt, Holland Emigrant, 1652, and Jan Gerretse Dorlandt, Holland Emigrant, 1663

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Higginson Book Company, 1898 - 304 pages
 

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Page 82 - Carolina, being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die...
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Page 13 - There was the doughty doughnut, the tenderer oly koek, and the crisp and crumbling cruller ; sweet cakes and short cakes, ginger' cakes and honey cakes, and the whole family of cakes. And then there were apple pies and peach pies and pumpkin pies ; besides slices of ham and smoked beef; and moreover delectable dishes of preserved plums and peaches and pears and quinces; not to mention broiled shad and roasted chickens ; together with bowls of milk and cream, — all mingled higgledy-piggledy...
Page 12 - Besides these notable pockets, they likewise wore scissors and pincushions suspended from their girdles by red ribands, or among the more opulent and showy classes, by brass, and even silver chains — indubitable tokens of thrifty housewives and industrious spinsters. I cannot say much in vindication of .the shortness of the petticoats ; it doubtless was introduced for the purpose of giving the stockings a chance to be seen, which were generally of blue worsted with magnificent red clocks — or...
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Page 12 - These, in fact, were convenient receptacles, where all good housewives carefully stored away such things as they wished to have at hand ; by which means they often came to be incredibly crammed — and I remember there was a story current when I was a boy, that the lady of...
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Page 39 - ... one-half to the informer, and the other half for the use of the poor of the township in which such person may reside...
Page 13 - And then there were apple pies and peach pies and pumpkin pies; besides slices of ham and smoked beef; and moreover delectable dishes of preserved plums and peaches and pears and quinces; not to mention broiled shad and roasted chickens; together with bowls of milk and cream, — all mingled higgledy-piggledy, pretty much as I have enumerated them, with the motherly tea-pot sending up its clouds of vapor from the midst.

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