History of Passaic and Its Environs ...: Historical-biographical, Volume 2

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Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1922 - Clifton (N.J.)

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Page 696 - In spite of all the learned have said, I still my old opinion keep: The posture that we give the dead Points out the soul's eternal sleep. Not so the ancients of these lands: $ The Indian, when from life released, Again is seated with his friends, And shares again the joyous feast. His imaged birds and painted bowl, And venison for a journey dressed, 10 Bespeak the nature of the soul — ACTIVITY that knows no rest.
Page 723 - Mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament; that is to Say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of God...
Page 866 - I DON'T go much on religion, I never ain't had no show; But I've got a middlin' tight grip, sir, On the handful o' things I know. I don't pan out on the prophets And free-will and that sort of thing, — But I b'lieve in God and the angels, Ever sence one night last spring. I come into town with some turnips, And my little Gabe come along, — No four-year-old in the county Could beat him for pretty and strong...
Page 813 - King of this realm and all other his Majesty's dominions and countries thereunto belonging. And I do solemnly and sincerely declare that I do believe in my conscience that...
Page 832 - Jerseys, in which case Fort Lee could be of no use to us; for it must occur to every thinking man, whether in the army or not, that these kind of field forts are only for temporary purposes, and last in use no longer than the enemy directs his force against the particular object, which such forts are raised to defend. Such was our situation and condition at fort Lee on the morning of the...
Page 814 - That I do from my heart abhor, detest, and abjure as impious and heretical, that damnable doctrine and position, That princes excommunicated or deprived by the pope, or any authority of the see of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or any other whatsoever. And I do declare, That no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate hath, or ought to have any jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre-eminence, or authority ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm : So help me...
Page 696 - By midnight moons, o'er moistening dews; In habit for the chase arrayed, The hunter still the deer pursues, The hunter and the deer— a shade! And long shall timorous Fancy see The painted chief, and pointed spear, And Reason's self shall bow the knee To shadows and delusions here.
Page 832 - ... not choose to dispute it with us, and the greatest part of our troops went over the bridge, the rest over the ferry, except some which passed at a mill on a small creek, between the bridge and the ferry, and made their way through some marshy grounds up to the town of Hackensack, and there passed the river.
Page 723 - God for it, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament.
Page 731 - Within our beds awhile we heard The wind that round the gables roared, With now and then a ruder shock, Which made our very bedsteads rock. We heard the loosened clapboards tost, The board-nails snapping in the frost ; And on us, through the unplastered wall, Felt the light sifted snow-flakes fall. But sleep stole on, as sleep will do When hearts are light and life is new...

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