The Life of Sir William Pepperrell, Bart: The Only Native of New England who was Created a Baronet During Our Connection with the Mother Country

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Little, Brown, 1856 - Louisbourg (N.S.) - 356 pages
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Page 257 - In the world ye shall have tribulation ; but in me ye shall have peace." If we are united to him, we shall be like a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out its roots by the...
Page 52 - One of the chaplains carried upon his shoulder a hatchet to destroy the images in the Romish churches. " O," exclaimed a good old deacon, to Pepperell, " 0 that I could be with you and dear Parson Moody in that church, to destroy the images there set up, and hear the true gospel of our Lord and Saviour there preached!
Page 52 - In his life of Pepperell, Parsons says:—"After his (Pepperell's) nomination, Governor Shirley, probably for the purpose of paying Governor Wentworth, of New Hampshire, an empty compliment, and perhaps enlisting him more heartily in the cause, addressed him a letter in which he says: ' It would have been an infinite satisfaction to me, and done great honor to the expedition, if your limbs would have permitted you to take the chief command/ undoubtedly supposing that the Governor's gout would make...
Page 108 - Lord, we have so many things to thank thee for that time will be infinitely too short to do it; we must therefore leave it for the work of eternity. Bless our food and fellowship on this joyful occasion, for the sake of Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Page 118 - New-England man in Boston, that Mr. Warren should pretend to assume the government at Louisbourg, and he has lost a great deal of credit by his conduct in this affair. And some things are said to your disadvantage for not exerting yourself for the honor of New-England upon this occasion. How far you did exert yourself we do not indeed know; but your best friends wish you had insisted upon the preeminence due to you and the troops under your command, so as even to have given up the capitulation if...
Page 242 - Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends ; for the hand of God hath touched me.
Page 255 - I should neglect to do as you then proposed, I should fail not only of discharging my duty, but of doing myself a great honour. But as I am well assured, even from the small acquaintance I had with you, that a letter of mere compliments would not be agreeable to a lady of your disposition and feelings, especially under your present melancholy circumstances ;;so the writing of such a letter is very far from my intention or inclination. When I saw the evidences of your deep sorrow, under the awful...
Page 251 - Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.
Page 19 - Grandchildren, who rise up and call her blessed. She was justly esteemed while living, and at Death as much regretted. As she lived a Life of Faith and constant Obedience to the Gospel, so she died with great inward Peace and Comfort, and the most cheerful Resignation to the Will of God.
Page 8 - I am at present, who are your humble servant at command, WILLIAM PEPPERRELL. The launching of vessels was, in those days, attended by all persons of both sexes living in the vicinity, who expected an ample supply of good cheer, — rum for the men, and wine for the fairer sex. A barrel of each was the allowance on this occasion. The bottle was attractive and probably indispensable in all gatherings for mutual aid, whether log-rolling, corn-husking, rafting of timber, or raising of houses, and a militia...

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