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 309 - FRIENDS ! BRETHREN ! COUNTRYMEN THAT worst of plagues, the detested tea shipped for this port by the East India Company, is now arrived in this harbor; the hour of destruction, or manly opposition to the machinations of tyranny, stares you in the face...
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.
Page 361 - Pole, and took a new post back of the town upon an eminence, where we formed into two battalions, and waited the arrival of the enemy. Scarcely had we formed, before we saw the British troops at the distance of a quarter of a mile, glittering in arms, advancing towards us with the greatest celerity.
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 238 - 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 44 - They assemble by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock, in front of the captain's door; they have their cloaks on, and place themselves in order, three abreast, and are led by a sergeant without beat of drum. Behind comes the Governor, in a long robe; beside him, on the right hand, comes the preacher with his cloak on, and on the left hand the captain with his side arms, and cloak on, and with a small cane in his hand. And so they march in good order, and each sets his arms down near him....
Page 365 - Here, On the 19th of April, 1775, Was made The first forcible resistance To British aggression. On the opposite Bank, Stood the American Militia. Here stood the invading Army, And on this spot The first of the enemy fell In the War of that Revolution Which gave Independence To these United States. In gratitude to God, And In the love of freedom, This Monument Was erected AD 1836.
Page 306 - TO THE FREEMEN OF THIS AND THE NEIGHBORING TOWNS. "Gentlemen. — You are desired to meet at the Liberty Tree this day at twelve o'clock at noon, then and there to hear the persons to whom the TEA shipped by the East India Company is consigned, make a public resignation of their offices as consignees, upon oath ; and also swear that they will reship any teaS that may be consigned to them by the said Company, by the first vessel sailing to London. О. С. Sec'y. "Boston, Nov. 3, 1773. " СУ Show...

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