American Shrines in England

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Methuen & Company, 1908 - British - 348 pages

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Page 268 - After God had carried us safe to New England, and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for God's worship, and settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches, when our present ministers shall lie in the dust.
Page 288 - Spanish sailors with bearded lips, And the beauty and mystery of the ships, And the magic of the sea. And the voice of that wayward song Is singing and saying still: 'A boy's will is the wind's will, And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.
Page 290 - Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God's New Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand and the sheep upon the right; And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.
Page 297 - THE New World's sons, from England's breasts we drew Such milk as bids remember whence we came ; Proud of her Past wherefrom our Present grew, This window we inscribe with Raleigh's name.
Page 285 - To a homeless man, who has no spot on this wide world which he can truly call his own, there is a momentary feeling of something like independence and territorial consequence when, after a weary day's travel, he kicks off his boots, thrusts his feet into slippers, and stretches himself before an inn fire.
Page 246 - Where long he liv'd and thriv'd — in London dead. Much good, some ill he did, so hope all's even, And that his soul through mercy's gone to heaven ! You that survive and read this tale, take care For this most certain exit to prepare, Where blest in peace, the actions of the just Smell sweet, and blossom in the silent dust.
Page 268 - And as we were thinking and consulting how to effect this great work, it pleased God to stir up the heart of one Mr. Harvard (a godly gentleman, and a lover of learning, there living amongst us) to give the one half of his estate (it being in all about 1700) towards the erecting of a college, and all his library...
Page 246 - Born in America, in Europe bred, In Afric traveled, and in Asia wed ; Where long he lived and thrived, in London dead. Much good, some ill, he did ; so hope all's even, And that his soul through mercy's gone to Heaven.
Page 199 - Short of stature he was, but strongly built and athletic, Broad in the shoulders, deep-chested, with muscles and sinews of iron; Brown as a nut was his face, but his russet beard was already Flaked with patches of snow, as hedges sometimes in November.
Page 302 - Bevan, the old Quaker apothecary — remarkable for the notice he takes of countenances, and a knack he has of cutting in ivory strong likenesses of persons he has once seen — hearing of Lord Cobham's desire, set himself to recollect Penn's face, with which he had been well acquainted, and cut a little bust of him in ivory, which he sent to Lord Cobham, without any letter or notice that it was Penn's. But my lord, who had personally known Penn, on seeing it, immediately cried out, 'Whence comes...

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