Proceedings of the New England Historic Genealogical Society


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Pàgina 6 - Leaves have their time to fall, And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath, And stars to set, but all — Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death...
Pàgina 38 - But there is also a moral and philosophical respect for our ancestors, which elevates the character and improves the heart. Next to the sense of religious duty and moral feeling, I hardly know what should bear with stronger obligation on a liberal and enlightened mind, than a consciousness of alliance with excellence which...
Pàgina 43 - If such required improvement is not shown by the succeeding triennial valuation, then the said new members may be placed in a separate class and their certificates valued as an independent society in respect of contributions and funds.
Pàgina 39 - ... connected with our whole race, through all time; allied to our ancestors; allied to our posterity; closely compacted on all sides with others; ourselves being but links in the great chain of being, which begins with the origin of our race, runs onward through its successive generations, binding together the past, the present, and the future, and terminating at last, with the consummation of all things earthly, at the throne of God.
Pàgina 33 - ... the history of a race. Mere names and dates do not, in any proper sense, make history or biography, and the living generation must do its duty to itself, that posterity may have those authentic memorials which no other source can supply.
Pàgina 17 - Pacific, — where mankind may plant, essay, and resolve all social problems. Europe has to decide whether she will confound herself with Asia, placing upon her lands old altars, and upon the altars old idols, and upon the idols immovable theocracies, and upon theocracies despotic empires ; or whether she will go by labor, by liberty, and by the republic, to collaborate with America in the grand work of universal civilization.
Pàgina 35 - His neck is clothed with thunder: The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.
Pàgina 34 - Dwight. The History of the Descendants of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass, by Benjamin W. Dwight. Portraits. 2 vols., thick 8vo, original cloth. Printed for the Author. NY, 1874. $15.00 955 Farmer, John.
Pàgina 3 - ... DUANE, Esq., of Philadelphia, . . Pennsylvania. The Rev. WILLIAM G. ELIOT, DD, LL.D., of St. Louis, Missouri. The Rev. JOSEPH F. TUTTLE, DD, of Crawfordsville, Indiana. The Hon. THOMAS SPOONER, of Reading, . . . Ohio.
Pàgina 39 - DD, offered the following resolution, which was adopted : Resolved, That the thanks of the society be presented to the honorable president for his interesting and eloquent address, and that he be requested to furnish a copy for publication.

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