Celebration of the two hundreth anniversary of the incoporation of bridgewater,


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Pagina 14 - Is Ephraim my dear son ? is he a pleasant child ? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still : therefore my bowels are troubled for him ; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the Lord.
Pagina 109 - While scourged by famine from the smiling land. The mournful peasant leads his humble band; And while he sinks, without one arm to save, The country blooms, a garden and a grave.
Pagina 105 - In all my wanderings round this world of care, In all my griefs — and GOD has given my share — I still had hopes, my latest hours to crown, Amidst these humble bowers to lay me down...
Pagina 82 - My heart is awed within me, when I think Of the great miracle that still goes on, In silence, round me — the perpetual work Of thy creation, finished, yet renewed Forever. Written on thy works I read The lesson of thy own eternity. Lo...
Pagina 104 - The children of the ancient town are assembled from the north and the south, the east and the west, to do honor to their parent; and may their days be long in the land, according to the promise!
Pagina 36 - Monday they sounded the harbor and found it fit for shipping, and marched into the land and found divers cornfields and little running brooks, a place (as they supposed) fit for situation. At least it was the best they could find, and the season and their present necessity made them glad to accept of it.
Pagina 152 - What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it ? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes...
Pagina 79 - Truth crushed to earth, will rise again ; The eternal years of God are hers: But Error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies amid her worshippers.
Pagina 18 - TWO hundred times has June renewed Her roses since the day When here, amid the lonely wood, Our fathers met to pray. Beside this gentle stream that strayed Through pathless deserts then, The calm, heroic women prayed, And grave, undaunted men. Hymns on the ancient silence broke From hearts that faltered not, And undissembling lips that spoke The free and guileless thought. They prayed, and thanked the...
Pagina 136 - Standish, and the other inhabitants of Duxbury, "a tract of land usually called Saughtucket," seven miles square. This was Bridgewater. It had been before granted to them, only, however, in preemption. They agreed to pay Ousamequin seven coats, of a yard and a half each, nine hatchets, eight hoes, twenty knives, four moose skins, and ten and a half yards of cotton cloth. By a deed bearing date 9th March, 1653...

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