History of Durham, Connecticut: From the First Grant of Land in 1662 to 1866

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Press of Wiley, Waterman & Eaton, 1866 - 460 էջ
 

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Էջ 162 - Of yon vast deep whose waters grasp the world. In what Arcadian, what Utopian ground Are warmer hearts or manlier feelings found, More hospitable welcome, or more zeal To make the curious tarrying...
Էջ 125 - God therfor, but calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make this my last will and testament...
Էջ 111 - In testimony of respect for his talents, his acquirements, and his public -services, the honorary degree of Master of Arts was conferred on him by Yale College in 1777, and the degree of Doctor of Laws by Middlebury College, in 1811.
Էջ 168 - Believing that the use of intoxicating liquors is, for persons in health, not only unnecessary, but hurtful ; that it is the cause of forming intemperate appetites and habits ; and that, while it is continued, the evils of intemperance can never be prevented...
Էջ 100 - ... in advancing any sum or sums of money at any time as a common stock to be laid out for such books as shall be agreed upon by the major vote of the company, to enlarge our library; and in pursuance of said design, we have each of us put into one stock the sum of twenty shillings, which is already laid out according to our direction, in purchasing books, which books shall be kept as a common stock library for the use of said company, by some honest person, whom we will choose, each member having...
Էջ 162 - Butchered the father hastening to his home, Seeking his cottage finding but his tomb. How drums and flags and troops were seen on high Wheeling and charging in the northern sky, And that she knew what these wild tokens meant, When to the Old French War her husband went.
Էջ 168 - ... that we will not allow the use of them in our families, nor provide them for the entertainment of our friends, or for persons in our employment ; and that, in all suitable ways, we will discountenance the use of them in the community.
Էջ 163 - ... but his tomb. How drums and flags and troops were seen on high Wheeling and charging in the northern sky, And that she knew what these wild tokens meant, When to the Old French War her husband went. How by the thunder-blasted tree, was hid The golden spoils of far-famed Robert Kidd ; And then the chubby grandchild wants to know About the ghosts and witches long ago, That haunted the old swamp. The clock strikes ten The prayer is said, nor unforgotten then The stranger in their gates. A decent...
Էջ 119 - Like his brothers, he was educated at Yale, and took his bachelor's degree in 1786. In constitution he was less vigorous than the other sons, but to a fine taste and poetical genius he united a disposition the most affectionate, and manners the most persuasive. Before leaving college he had chosen the ministry as a profession, for which he was well fitted, both on account of his piety, his love of learning, and the native kindness of his heart. Soon after, however, and by reason of too close application...

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