Annals of an Old Parish: Historical Sketches of Trinity Church, Southport, Connecticut, 1725 to 1848

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T. Whittaker, 1898 - 291 pages
 

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Page 156 - There spread a cloud of dust along a plain ; And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords Shocked upon swords and shields. A prince's banner Wavered, then staggered backward, hemmed by foes. A craven hung along the battle's edge, And thought, "Had I a sword of keener steel — That blue blade that the king's son bears — but this Blunt thing ! " he snapped and flung it from his hand, And lowering crept away and left the field.
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Page 17 - Whereas, We are credibly Informed, That in many of Our Plantations, Colonies, and Factories beyond the Seas, belonging to Our Kingdom of England, the Provision for Ministers is very mean, and many others of our said Plantations, Colonies, and Factories are wholly Destitute and Unprovided of a Maintenance for Ministers, and the...
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Page 54 - ... with a deep and hollow sound, which seemed to be the protracted murmur of the thunder, reverberated from one end of heaven to the other. Add to this convulsion of the elements, and these dreadful effects of vindictive and wanton devastation, the trembling of the earth ; the sharp sound of muskets, occasionally discharged ; the groans, here and there, of the wounded and dying ; and the shouts of triumph...
Page 156 - Had I a sword of keener steel — That blue blade that the king's son bears, — but this Blunt thing ! " he snapt and flung it from his hand, And, lowering, crept away, and left the field. Then came the king's son, wounded, sore bestead, And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand, And ran and snatched it, and with battle-shout Lifted afresh, he hewed the enemy down, And saved a great cause that heroic day.
Page 26 - They hare abundance of odd kind of laws to prevent any dissenting from their church, and endeavor to keep the people in as much blindness and unacquaintedness with any other religion as possible ; but in a more particular manner the Church, looking upon her as the most dangerous enemy they have to grapple withal. And abundance of pains is taken to make the ignorant think as bad as possible of her. And I really believe that more than half the people in that government, think our Church to be little...
Page 32 - I suppose," says President Woolsey, speaking of this event in the Historical Discourse delivered on occasion of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Institution, "that greater alarm would scarcely be awakened now, if the Theological Faculty of the College were to declare for the Church of Rome, avow their belief in Transubstantiation, and pray to the Virgin Mary.
Page 32 - It is with great sorrow of heart that I am forced thus, by the uneasiness of my conscience, to be an occasion of so much uneasiness to my dear friends, my poor people, and indeed to the whole colony.
Page 75 - Elizabeth, f that the library was increased at Harvard,:): that many of the most pretentious buildings were put up at the Federal city.* The custom, indeed, continued for several years, and The State of the Wheel became as regular an item in the papers as the ship news or...

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