Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Volume 5

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Page 337 - Name of the Council established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the planting, ruling, ordering and governing of New England, in America...
Page xlv - And yet Time hath his revolutions ; there must be a period and an end to all temporal things— -finis rerum, an end of names and dignities, and whatsoever is terrene, and why not of De Vere ? For where is Bohun ? Where is Mowbray ? Where is Mortimer ? Nay, which is more and most of all, where is Plantagenet ? They are entombed in the urns and sepulchres of mortality. And yet let the name and dignity of De Vere stand so long as it pleaseth God!
Page lxviii - Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.
Page 187 - Indian came bouldly amongst them, and spoke to them in broken English, which they could well understand, but marvelled at it. At length they understood by discourse with him, that he was not of these parts, but belonged to the eastrene parts, wher some English-ships came to fhish, with whom he was acquainted, and could name sundrie of them by their names, amongst whom he had gott his language.
Page 323 - I cannot by relation sufficiently demonstrate. That which I can say in general is this : what profit or pleasure soever is described and truly verified in the former part of the river, is wholly doubled in this...
Page xvii - SOCIETY : I take occasion at this first meeting of the Society, since I was informed of my election as its President, to tender to you my thanks for the honor you have conferred upon me, in selecting me to preside over this learned association. To be one in the line of succession of the distinguished men, who have preceded me, in this office, is, of itself a source of gratification and of honor. Of my six predecessors, three have deceased, Chief Justice Mellen, Stephen Longfellow, and Gov.
Page 290 - Iberville, upon his arrival, sent a summons to surrender. Chubb returned a vain, foolish answer, 'that if the sea was covered with French vessels, and the land with Indians, yet he would not give up the fort.
Page 245 - ... what we most insisted on was to know the condition of New England, which appearing to be very independent as to their regard to Old England or his Majesty...
Page 162 - Martins, and neer as many Otters ; and the most of them within the distance of twenty leagues. We ranged the Coast both East and West much furder ; but Eastwards our commodities were not esteemed, they were so neare the French who affords...
Page 216 - If these things be not looked too, and remeady provided in time, it may easily be conjectured what they may come toe ; but I leave them.

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