Pictures of the Olden Time: As Shown in the Fortunes of a Family of the Pilgrims

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Crosby, Nichols, 1857 - Great Britain - 337 pages
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John Sayer of Colchester, England died in 1509. His son, Richard, was born in Colchester in 1508 and married Anne Bourchier. He later settled in Amsterdam in 1537 where he died in 1540. Some descendants used the surname "Sears". Also includes a descendant, Richard Sayer, son of John Bourchier Sayer and Marie L. Egmond, who married Dorothy Thacher at Plymouth in 1632. He died in Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts in 1676.

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Page 298 - This many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth: my high-blown pride At length broke under me, and now has left me, Weary and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me.
Page 274 - A thousand spurs are striking deep, a thousand spears in rest, A thousand knights are pressing close behind the snow-white crest ; And in they burst, and on they rushed, while, like a guiding star, Amidst the thickest carnage blazed the helmet of Navarre. " Now, God be praised, the day is ours ! Mayenne hath turned his rein ! • D'Aumale hath cried for quarter ; the Flemish count is slain.
Page 1 - Good Heaven ! what sorrows gloom'd that parting day, That called them from their native walks away ! When the poor exiles, every pleasure past, Hung round the bowers, and fondly...
Page 267 - THERE are no colours in the fairest sky So fair as these. The feather, whence the pen Was shaped that traced the lives of these good men, Dropped from an Angel's wing. With moistened eye We read of faith and purest charity In Statesman, Priest, and humble Citizen...
Page 252 - The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil ; my lust shall be satisfied upon them ; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them : they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
Page 314 - And thus was this poor church left, like an ancient mother grown old and forsaken of her children (though not in their affections), yet in regard of their bodily presence and personal helpfulness. Her ancient members being most of them worn away by death; and these of later time being like children translated into other families, and she like a widow left only to trust in God. Thus she that had made many rich became herself poor.
Page 26 - CHERRY-RIPE, ripe, ripe, I cry, Full and fair ones; come and buy. If so be you ask me where They do grow, I answer : There, Where my Julia's lips do smile ; There's the land, or cherry-isle, Whose plantations fully show All the year where cherries grow.
Page 252 - Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.
Page 252 - And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, The floods stood upright as an heap, And the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
Page 1 - By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore ; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed ; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

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