The Handbook of Amherst, Massachusetts

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Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1891 - 197 pages
Read all about the hometown of poet Emily Dickinson in this handbook of Amherst, Massachusetts.
 

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Page 11 - My grandmamma has said — Poor old lady, she is dead Long ago — That he had a Roman nose, And his cheek was like a rose In the snow. But now his nose is thin, And it rests upon his chin Like a staff, And a crook is in his back, And a melancholy crack In his laugh. I know it is a sin For me to sit and grin At him here ; But the old three-cornered hat, And the breeches, and all that, Are so queer...
Page 2 - Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
Page 2 - ... that the choice of public magistrates belongs unto the people by God's own allowance," and "that they who have the power to appoint officers and magistrates, it is in their power, also, to set the bounds and limitations of the power and place into which they call them." The reason of this is: "Because the foundation of authority is laid, firstly, in the free consent, of the people.
Page 29 - She was fined 10 shillings. At the March court, 1676, the jury presented 68 persons, from five towns, viz., '38 wives and maids, and 30 young men, " some for wearing silk and that in a flaunting manner, and others for long hair and other extravagancies.
Page 194 - Dictionary, comprising the issues of 1864, '79, & '84, copyrighted property of the undersigned, is now Thoroughly Revised and Enlarged under the supervision of Noah Porter, DD, LL. B.. of Yale University, and as a distinguishing title, bears the name of Webster's International Dictionary. Editorial work upon this revision has been in active progress for over Ten Years.
Page 3 - ... and so from the north side of Mount Holyoke unto the Mill river, shall lye as common land forever, supposing that the line will take in the new swamp. Voted that the rest of the commons eastward shall be laid out in three divisions, that is to say, between the road leading to Brookfield and the Mill river, notwithstanding there is liberty for the cutting of wood and timber so long as it lieth unfenced ; there is likewise to be left between every division forty rods for highways, and what will...
Page 169 - ... the values under all conditions, as food for all farm animals, for various purposes, of the several forage, grain, and root crops...
Page 88 - REV. ZEPHANIAH SWIFT MOORE, DD 1821-1823 REV. HEMAN HUMPHREY, DD 1823-1845 REV. EDWARD HITCHCOCK, DD, LL.D 1845-1854 REV. WILLIAM AUGUSTUS STEARNS, DD, LL.D 1854-1876 REV. JULIUS HAWLEY SEELYE, DD, LL.D 1876-1890 MERRILL EDWARDS GATES, PH.D., LL.D., LHD 1890-1899 REV. GEORGE HARRIS, DD, LL.D 1899-1912 ALEXANDER MEIKLEJOHN, PH.D., LL.D 1912-1924 GEORGE DANIEL OLDS, LL.D 1924-1927 ARTHUR STANLEY PEASE, PH.D., LL.D 1927-1932 STANLEY KING, LL.D...
Page 12 - Long silent we are not insensible of the oppressions we suffer and the ruin which threatens us or regardlis of the Diabolical Designs of our Mercenary and Manevolent Enemies Foreign and Domestic and are ready not onley to risque but even to Sacrifice our Lives and Properties in Defence of our just rights & liberties...
Page 21 - And Mr. Thomson's sheaves. Still is the bustle in the brook, Sealed are the spicy valves ; Mesmeric fingers softly touch The eyes of many elves. Perhaps a squirrel may remain, My sentiments to share. Grant me...

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