New England: A Human Interest Geographical Reader

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Macmillan, 1917 - 371 pages

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Page 186 - The day of Judgment is either approaching, or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for an adjournment : if it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be brought.
Page 206 - I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country...
Page 194 - The commissioners might as well have decided that the line between the States was bounded on the north by a bramble bush, on the south by a blue jay, on the west by a hive of bees in swarming time, and on the east by five hundred foxes with fire-brands tied to their tails.
Page 182 - I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony...
Page 269 - A HEAP of bare and splintery crags Tumbled about by lightning and frost, With rifts and chasms and storm-bleached jags, That wait and growl for a ship to be lost...
Page 27 - The carriages were old and shackling, and much of the harness made of ropes. One pair of horses carried the stage eighteen miles. We generally reached our resting-place for the night, if no accident intervened, at ten o'clock, and, after a frugal supper, went to bed with a notice that we should be called at three the next morning, which generally proved to be half past two.
Page 181 - Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday ; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab ; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler : for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
Page 64 - ... they called us young rebels, and told us to help ourselves, if we could. We told the captain of this, and he laughed at us. Yesterday, our works were destroyed for a third time ; and, sir, we will bear it no longer.
Page 185 - New Haven. But my life was almost spent, the world around me several times appearing as dark as midnight. I obtained leave of an officer to be carried into the widow Lyman's, and laid upon a bed, where I lay the rest of the day and succeeding night, in such acute and excruciating pain as I never felt before.
Page 206 - Oftentimes I have observed them to be coming down from the north, imitating slow thunder, until the sound came near or right under, and then there seemed to be a breaking like the noise of a cannon shot, or severe thunder, which shakes the houses and all that is in them. They have in a manner ceased, since the great earthquake. As I remember, there have been but two heard since that time, and those but moderate.

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