Topographical Description and Historical Sketch of Plainfield, in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, May, 1834

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Prince and Rogers, 1834 - 44 páginas
 

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Página 40 - Now unto Him that is able to keep us from falling, and. to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy ; to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever.
Página 31 - Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all. And as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Página 31 - And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
Página 24 - Massachusetts at least three times as great as either experience or common sense would justify.' — vol. ip 146. 'The county of Hampshire, after having existed as a fine Doric column of industry, good order, morals, learning, and religion, in Massachusetts for more than a century, was by an unwise legislature broken into three parts. Of its ruins were formed the three counties, of Franklin on the north, Hampshire in the middle, and Hampden on the south ; each of them extending through the original...
Página 1 - O Caledonia ! stern and wild, meet nurse for a poetic child, • land of brown heath and shaggy wood, land of the mountain and the flood, land of my sires!
Página 24 - How far this plan will succeed time alone can discover. From analogy it may be concluded, or at least rationally feared, that the inhabitants will lose some part of their elevation *of character. Little counties almost of course have little officers, and little concerns ; and the existence of these is but too commonly followed by a contraction of views, a diminution of measures, a destruction of influence, and a deterioration of character.
Página 40 - Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever, Amen.
Página 15 - Dryad for Ceylon. When asked, afterwards, how he could refrain from weeping at the time of leaving his native country, and all that was dear to him there, he replied, ' Why should I have wept? I had been waiting with anxiety almost eight years for an opportunity to go and preach Christ among the hea then. I had often wept at the long delay. But the day on which I bade farewell to my native land was the happiest day of my life.
Página 9 - This township lies on the eastern side of the Green mountain range, and, as might be expected, the surface is undulating, and, in many parts rough and broken, less so, however, than that of the adjoining towns. Indeed, the summit of East Hill, on which is the principal village, may be considered as level through nearly the whole breadth of the town. The soil is good and strong, and well adapted for grass. The township is exceedingly well supplied with springs and rivulets. There are no large streams...
Página 38 - Secondly: That the religious doctrines professed believed and taught by the Members of the said Christian Mission are and shall for ever be as follows: — 1 We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice.

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