Reminiscences and Memorials of Men of the Revolution and Their Families

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Estes and Lauriat, 1882 - 424 Seiten

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Seite 62 - The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! 35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.
Seite 206 - I have taken frequent opportunities, both in public and private, of acknowledging your great zeal, attention, and abilities in performing the duties of your office, yet I wish to make use of this last moment of my public life to signify, in the strongest terms, my entire approbation of your conduct, and to express my sense of the obligations the public is under to you for your faithful and meritorious services.
Seite 8 - There may be, and there often is, indeed, a regard for ancestry, which nourishes only a weak pride; as there is also a care for posterity, which only disguises an habitual avarice, or hides the workings of a low and groveling vanity. But there is also a moral and philosophical respect for our ancestors, which elevates the character and improves the heart.
Seite 379 - I heard the word of command given to the troops to fire, and some of said troops did fire, and I saw one of said small party lie dead on the ground nigh said meeting-house...
Seite 197 - ... The personal appearance of our Commander in Chief, is that of the perfect gentleman and accomplished warrior. He is remarkably tall, full six feet, erect and well proportioned. The strength and proportion of his joints and muscles, appear to be commensurate with the preeminent powers of his mind. The serenity of his countenance, and majestic gracefulness of his deportment, impart a strong impression of that dignity and grandeur, which are his peculiar characteristics...
Seite 128 - He was as good as his word, — better. Having loaded his musket, he placed his hat, containing his ammunition, on the ground between his feet, in readiness for. a second charge. At the second fire he was wounded, and sunk upon his knees ; and in this condition discharged his gun.
Seite 313 - Welcome, thrice welcome to our shores ; and whithersoever throughout the limits of the continent your course shall take you, the ear that hears you shall bless you, the eye that sees you shall bear witness to you, and every tongue exclaim, with heartfelt joy, Welcome, welcome, La Fayette ! 435 AN ADDRESS, DELIVERED AT THE LATINO OF THE CORNER-8TONE OF THE BUNKER HILL MONUMENT, JUNE 17, 1825.
Seite 409 - In concluding his farewell sermon, he said, that, in the language of Holy Writ, " there was a time for all things ; a time to preach, and a time to pray, but those times had passed away...
Seite 321 - ... our revolutionary army— that army so brave, so virtuous, so united by mutual confidence and affection. That we have been the faithful soldiers of independence, freedom, and equality, those three essential requisites of national and personal dignity and happiness; that we have lived to see those sacred principles secured to this vast .Republic, and cherished elsewhere by all generous minds, shall be the pride of our life, the boast of our children, the comfort of our last moments. — Receive,...
Seite 161 - Whereas true religion and good morals are the only solid foundations of public liberty and happiness :

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