Memoir of the Farrar Family

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private distribution at the Press of T. Prince, 1847 - 45 pages

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Page 23 - Who quits a world where strong temptations try, And, since 'tis hard to combat, learns to fly! For him no wretches, born to work and weep, Explore the mine, or tempt the dangerous deep...
Page 18 - And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem ; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.
Page 26 - He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall; but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Page 13 - Amidst these humble bowers to lay me down; To husband out life's taper at the close, And keep the flame from wasting by repose.
Page 26 - ... in his book; and I asked him what was his name, and from whence he came, for I would complain of him ; and people used to call him old father pharaoh ; and he said he was my grandfather, for my father used to call him father; but I...
Page 20 - Life of Ferrar. Great diversities are observed in spelling the name, both in this country and in England, by different branches of the family, and often by different individuals of the same branch, and not unfrequently at different times, by the same individual. The vowels are either or both of them sometimes changed to e, and the last to o. The final r is sometimes changed to h or w, followed by s, or even omitted. But in all these and other varieties of spelling, the Horse-Shoe, as the predominating...
Page 19 - Iron, and was, doubtless, first used to designate a locality, where that metal was found. As a family name, it was first known in England from Gualkeline or Walkeline de Ferrariis, a Norman of distinction, attached to William, Duke of Normandy, before the invasion of 1066. From him all of the name in England and America have descended.
Page 26 - I was gratified, as well as surprised, by this unexpected mark of distinction ; particularly so, as I have not the honor of much acquaintance with you, and am destitute of many of those aids which make young men known in the world, beyond the sphere of their personal friends. Office and emolument have, as I hope, their just and no more than their just estimation in my mind ; but aside from the consideration of these, and though I should never, in this case, possess them, the nomination will add something...
Page 2 - Covenant," for the better preserving " of the purity of religion, and ourselves from the infection of error, not to distribute allotments or receive into the plantation as , inhabitants, any excommunicant or otherwise profane and scandalous (known so to be) or any one notoriously erring against the doctrine and discipline of the churches, and the state and government of this Commonwealth.
Page 5 - FARRAR,' the second son of Jacob,1 was born Aug. 16, 1670 ; was carried by his mother to Concord when he was five years old, and brought up a farmer in the south part of the town, now Lincoln, by a Mr. Goble. When he arrived at 21 years of age, he had but a quarter of a dollar in his pocket. He called together his associates and told them he would treat them with all he had, and begin the world square.

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