Old Plymouth: A Guide to Its Localities and Objects of Interest

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Avery & Doten, 1878 - Plymouth (Mass.) - 96 pages
 

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Page 63 - As you are now so once was I; As I am now, so you must be Prepare for death and follow me.
Page 53 - Can storied urn or animated bust Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath? Can Honor's voice provoke the silent dust, Or Flattery soothe the dull cold ear of death?
Page 35 - The houses are constructed of hewn planks, with gardens also enclosed behind and at the sides with hewn planks, so that their houses and court-yards are arranged in very good order, with a stockade against a sudden attack ; and at the ends of the streets there are three wooden gates.
Page 59 - The spider's most attenuated thread Is cord, is cable, to man's tender tie On earthly bliss; it breaks at every breeze.
Page 29 - So in the morning, after we had called on God for direction, we came to this resolution, to go presently ashore again, and to take a better view of two places which we thought most fitting for us; for we could not now take time for further search or consideration, our victuals being much spent, especially our beer, and it being now the 19th of December.
Page 60 - THIS modest stone, what few vain marbles can, May truly say, * Here lies an honest man :' A poet, bless'd beyond the poet's fate, Whom Heaven kept sacred from the proud and great Foe to loud praise, and friend to learned ease, Content with science in the vale of peace. Calmly he look'd on either life, and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear ; From nature's...
Page 40 - Go, stand on the hill where they lie. The earliest ray of the golden day On that hallowed spot is cast ; And the evening sun, as he leaves the world, Looks kindly on that spot last.
Page 12 - Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod ; They have left unstained what there they found — Freedom to worship God.
Page 35 - New Plymouth lies on the slope of a hill stretching east towards the sea-coast, with a broad street about a cannon shot of 800 [yards] long, leading down the hill; with a [street] crossing in the middle, northwards to the rivulet and southwards to the land. The houses are constructed of hewn planks, with gardens also enclosed behind and at the sides with...
Page 30 - Of a hundred persons scarce fifty remain ; the living scarce able to bury the dead ; the well not sufficient to tend the sick, there being, in their time of greatest distress, but six or seven, who spare no pains to help them.

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