The Pilgrims of Boston and Their Descendants: With an Introduction by Hon. Edward Everett, LL. D.; Also, Inscriptions from the Monuments in the Granary Burial Ground Tremont Street

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Appleton, 1856 - Boston (Mass.) - 406 pages
 

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Page 383 - Shall one by one be gathered to thy side, By those who in their turn shall follow them.
Page 364 - Leaves have their time to fall, And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath, And stars to set, but all — Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death...
Page 160 - As you are now so once was I; As I am now, so you must be Prepare for death and follow me.
Page 332 - He had a mechanical genius too, and, on occasion, was very handy in the use of other tradesmen's tools; but his great excellence lay in a sound understanding and solid judgment in prudential matters, both in private and public affairs.
Page 105 - When faith and patience, hope and love, Have made us meet for heaven above, How blest the privilege to rise Snatched in a moment to the skies! Unconscious, to resign our breath, Nor taste the bitterness of death.
Page 332 - At his table he liked to have, as often as he could, some sensible friend or neighbor to converse with, and always took care to start some ingenious or useful topic for discourse, which might tend to improve the minds of his children. By this means he turned our attention to what was good, just, and prudent in the conduct of life...
Page 222 - ... cherished her in their generous bosoms ; they brought her safe over the rough ocean, and fixed her seat in this then dreary wilderness ; they...
Page 16 - Winnisimet, to be an annual encouragement to some godly ministers and preachers, and such as may be such, who shall be by my trustees judged faithful to those principles in church discipline, which are owned and practised in the First Church of Christ in Boston, of which I am a member; a main one whereof is, that all ecclesiastical jurisdiction is committed by Christ to each particular organical church, from which there is no appeal, visible saintship being the matter, and express covenanting the...
Page 171 - From pity's eye distain your honored bier. Lost to their view, surviving friends may mourn, Yet o'er thy pile celestial flames shall burn. Long as in Freedom's cause the wise contend, Dear to your country, shall your fame extend ; While to the world the lettered stone shall tell How Caldwell, Attacks, Gray and Maverick fell.

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