The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 12

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New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1858 - New England
Vols. 37-52 (1883-98) include section: Genealogical gleanings in England, by H. F. Waters.

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(pages 307-310) INSCRIPTIONS IN THE OLD CEMETERY IN STONEHAM, MS. [ Copied for the Register, by Rev. JOHN A. VINTON of South Boston.]

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Page 212 - How bright the unchanging morn appears! Farewell, inconstant world, farewell ! 5 Life's labor done, as sinks the clay, Light from its load the spirit flies, While heaven and earth combine to say, " How blest the righteous when he dies !
Page 319 - Soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the Earth to be buried in a decent...
Page 2 - I think I can clearly say, that before these present troubles broke out, the English did not possess one foot of land in this colony, but what was fairly obtained by honest purchase of the Indian proprietors.
Page 337 - Philadelphia, and gets six dollars a day, while I toil here. It is because he had an education, which I never had. If I had had his early education, I should have been in Philadelphia in his place. I came near it as it was. But I missed it, and now I must work here.' ' My dear father,' said I, ' you shall not work. Brother and I will work for you, and wear our hands out, and you shall rest.
Page 41 - AND let this feeble body fail. And let it faint or die ; My soul shall quit the mournful vale, And soar to worlds on high ; Shall join the disembodied saints.
Page 41 - Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, And the spirit shall return to God who gave it.
Page 9 - He was a tall, straight man, the hair of his head black, long behind, only short before, none on his face at all. He asked some beer, but we gave him strong water, and biscuit, and butter, and cheese, and pudding, and a piece of mallard ; all which he liked well, and had been acquainted with such amongst the English.
Page 166 - What this disease was, that so generally and mortally swept away, not only these but other Indians, their neighbours, I cannot well learn. Doubtless it was some pestilential disease. I have discoursed with some old Indians, that were then youths; who say, that the bodies all over were exceeding yellow, describing it by a yellow garment they showed me, both before they died, and afterwards.
Page 134 - The author is an approved godly man, and one of the first planters of Plymouth. The work itself is compiled with modesty of spirit, simplicity of style, and truth of matter, containing the annals of New England for the space of 47 years, with special reference to Plymouth colony, which is the first, and where the author had his constant abode.
Page 3 - ... their hands. And our neighbors at Rehoboth and Swau zey, although they bought their lands fairly of this Philip and his father, and brother, yet because of their vicinity, that they might not trespass upon the Indians, did, at their own cost, set up a very substantial fence quite across that great neck, between the English and the Indians, and paid due damage, if at any time any unruly horse, or other beast, broke in and trespassed.

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