Genealogies of the Male Descendants of Daniel Dod, of Branford,Conn., a Native of England: 1646 to 1863

Printed at the Daily advertiser office, 1864 - 221 pagina's

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Pagina 207 - The tears into his eyes were brought. And thanks and praises seemed to run So fast out of his heart, I thought They never would have done. — I've heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas! the gratitude of men Hath oftener left me mourning.
Pagina 205 - These abilities, wheresoever they be found, are the inspired gift of God, rarely bestowed, but yet to some (though most abuse) in every nation; and are of power, beside the office of a pulpit, to imbreed and cherish in a great people the seeds of virtue and public civility, to allay the perturbations of the mind, and set the affections in right tune; to celebrate in glorious and lofty hymns 30 the throne and equipage of God's almightiness.
Pagina 202 - And opened new fountains in the human heart. Where Fancy halted, weary in her flight, In other men, his, fresh as morning, rose, And soared untrodden heights, and seemed at home, Where angels bashful looked.
Pagina 205 - God's almightiness, and what He works, and what He suffers to be wrought with high providence in His Church ; to sing victorious agonies of martyrs and saints, the deeds and triumphs of just and pious nations, doing valiantly through faith against the enemies of Christ; to deplore the general relapses of kingdoms and states from justice and God's true worship.
Pagina 198 - ... though he could assign no reason for it, to visit a gentleman of his acquaintance, at a very unseasonable hour. Not knowing the design of Providence, he obeyed and went. When he came to the house, after knocking a few times at the door, the gentleman himself came, and inquired if he wanted him upon any particular business. Mr. Dod having answered in the negative, and signified that he could not rest until he had seen him, the gentleman replied: "0, sir, you are sent of God at this very hour,...
Pagina 198 - It is said of Mr. Dodd, one of the puritan divines, that a person being enraged at his close and awakening doctrine, raised a quarrel with him, smote him in the face, and dashed out two of his teeth. This meek and lowly servant of Christ, •without taking the least offence, held the teeth out in his hand, and said, " See here, you have knocked out two of my teeth, without any just provocation ; but if I could do your soul good, I would give you leave to dash out all the rest.
Pagina 143 - ... Directors; and in 1825, he was appointed one of its Trustees ; both of which offices he held till the close of life. In 1814, 1815, and 1818, he took long journeys in different parts of the country, to collect funds in aid of the Theological Seminary, and was generally very successful. In 1818, the degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by the University of North Carolina and by Union College. In 1820, he was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. The same...
Pagina 140 - ... or imbibed their father's taste for mechanics, and all keep up the reputation of the family for mathematics. Albert was like his father, not only in his mathematical taste, but in the versatility of his genius, and his quickness in mastering a difficult subject, amounting almost to intuition. From the time he knew how to read, he evinced a great fondness for books ; and his brothers would often tell him that he ought to have been a girl, as he cared for nothing but to stay in the house and read....
Pagina 141 - ... how to read, he evinced a great fondness for books ; and his brothers would often tell him that he ought to have been a girl, as he cared for nothing but to stay in the house and read. He was very affectionate in his spirit, and gentle in his manners, and always the favourite of the younger children. When his parents removed to Elizabethtown, he was seven years old; and from that time was kept constantly at school. He fitted for College at a classical school in the town, taught by a Mr. Smith....
Pagina 34 - Richard Lawrence and Lawrence Ward might be their guardians and have administration in trust granted to them in their behalf." They were appointed and empowered to gather in the estate to be assessed, and to see that all debts and dues to and from the estate be duly prepared, and to look after the children.

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