History of Great Barrington: (Berkshire County,) Massachusetts

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C. W. Bryan & Company, 1882 - 516 páginas

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Página 296 - HARK! from the tombs a doleful sound! My ears attend the cry; " Ye living men, come view the ground, Where you must shortly lie. 2 " Princes, this clay must be your bed, In spite of all your towers; The tall, the wise, the reverend head Must lie as low as ours.
Página 203 - Renseslaer, a young gentleman from Albany, came one evening into an inn, kept by a Mr. Root, just at the eastern end of the bridge. The inn-keeper, who knew him, asked him where he had crossed the river. He answered
Página 152 - Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, the Honourable the Council and House of Representatives of said Province, in General Court Assembled Dec.
Página 127 - Lord's-day pm, as I was reading the Psalm, news came that Stockbridge was beset by an army of Indians, and on fire, which broke up the assembly in an instant. All were put into the utmost consternation, men, women, and children crying,
Página 203 - Rensselaer said that it could not be true, because his horse had come over without any difficulty or reluctance ; that the night was indeed so profoundly dark as to prevent him from seeing anything distinctly ; but that it was incredible, if his horse could see sufficiently well to keep his footing anywhere, that he should not discern the danger, and impossible for him to pass over the bridge in that condition. Each went to bed dissatisfied, neither believing the story of the other. In the morning,...
Página 215 - That if this, or a similar covenant, shall, after the first day of August next, be offered to any trader or shop-keeper in this county, and he or they shall refuse to sign the same for the space of...
Página 203 - The inn-keeper, who knew him, asked him where he had crossed the river. He answered, "on the bridge." Mr. Root replied, that that was impossible ; because it had been raised that very day ; and that not a plank had been laid on it. Mr. Van Rensselaer said, that...
Página 308 - Eastern street ; where the inhabitants are descendants from the Dutch of New- York, and exhibit proofs of industry and wealth. Great-Barrington was originally the shire town of the County of Berkshire. Few places can boast of a better soil, or more delightful situation ; yet, I suspect, few have been less prosperous, or less happy. Religion has had here, generally, a doubtful existence...
Página 282 - Death is the crown of life : Were death denied, poor man would live in vain : Were death denied, to live would not be life: Were death denied, e'en fools would wish to die. Death wounds to cure; we fall, we rise, we reign!

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