Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 7 ;Volume 27

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Page 273 - Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a chillness to my trembling heart. Give me thy hand, and let me hear thy voice; Nay, quickly speak to me, and let me hear Thy voice — my own affrights me with its echoes.
Page 235 - July, where we found the Colony in a sad and unexpected condition, above eighty of them being dead the winter before, and many of those alive weak and sick ; all the corn and bread amongst them all hardly sufficient to feed them a fortnight...
Page 198 - Elizabeth under the name of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies.
Page 352 - Also he tould them excepte they gott fish & set with it (in these old grounds) it would come to nothing...
Page 436 - Come wealth or want, come good or ill, Let young and old accept their part, And bow before the Awful Will, And bear it with an honest heart, Who misses or who wins the prize. — Go, lose or conquer as you can ; But if you fail, or if you rise, Be each, pray God, a gentleman.
Page 179 - one of the most ancient as well as one of the most striking and practical of the characteristics of English institutions...
Page 8 - The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a Xenophon at New York, and, in time, a Virgil at Mexico, and a Newton at Peru. At last, some curious traveller from Lima will visit England and give a description of the ruins of St. Paul's...
Page 176 - The institutions of Massachusetts or Maryland, such at least among them as have been handed down from the foundation of those colonies, are not simply the institutions of Massachusetts and Maryland. They are part of the general institutions of the English people, as those are again part of the general institutions of the Teutonic race, and those are again part of the general institutions of the whole Aryan family.
Page 454 - As a remarkable instance of this, I may point out to the public that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has hitherto preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country.
Page 195 - For that it would professedly transgress the limits of our charter, which provide, we shall make no laws repugnant to the laws of England, and that we were assured we must do. But to raise up laws by practice and custom had been no transgression...

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