The History of Melrose, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts

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Էջ 100 - Mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament...
Էջ 100 - Executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me...
Էջ 2 - Name of the Council Established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, Ruling, Ordering and Governing of New England in America...
Էջ 182 - HARK! from the tombs a doleful sound! My ears attend the cry; " Ye living men, come view the ground, Where you must shortly lie. 2 " Princes, this clay must be your bed, In spite of all your towers; The tall, the wise, the reverend head Must lie as low as ours.
Էջ 220 - But on the 1st of July came the yet wellremembered call of the President of the United States for three hundred thousand more recruits. He who lived the war through in a university town knows what patriotism meant, in those large days, to our educated men. Where was found the purer motive, the braver, nobler act ? What class of heroes in our smitten land offered to their country life more high and precious, or death...
Էջ 32 - Pond. They went all about it upon the ice. From thence (towards the NW- about half a mile,) they came to the top of a very high rock, beneath which, (towards the N.) lies a goodly plain, part open land, and part woody, from whence there is a fair prospect, but it being then close and rainy, they could see but a small distance. This place they called Cheese Rock, because, when they went to eat somewhat, they had only cheese, (the governour's man forgetting, for haste, to put up some bread).
Էջ 5 - The Salvages are accustomed, to set fire of the Country in all places where they come; and to burne it, twize a yeare, vixe [viz.] at the Spring, and the fall of the leafe.
Էջ 78 - Townsmen, the choise of officers, excepted, and what they or the greater part of them shall conclude of the rest of the towne willingly to submit unto as their owne proper act, and these 11 to continue in this employment for one year next ensuing the date hereof...
Էջ 217 - ... now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, and Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy thereof, and of the militia of the several States, when called into actual service, do hereby call into the service of the United States forty-two thousand and thirty-four volunteers, to serve for a period of three years, unless sooner discharged, and to be mustered into service as infantry and cavalry.
Էջ 208 - We long entertained hopes that the spirit of the British nation would once more induce them to assert their own and our rights, and bring to condign punishment the elevated villains who have trampled upon the sacred rights of men, and affronted the majesty of the people. We hoped in vain ; they have lost their love to freedom : they have lost their spirit of just resentment ; we therefore renounce with disdain our connection with a kingdom of slaves ; we bid a final adieu to Britain.

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