A History of American Literature, 2. köide

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1878

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Page 242 - As a remarkable instance of this, I may point out to the public that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has hitherto preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country.
Page 198 - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Page 190 - The bow of God's wrath is bent, and the arrow made ready on the string, and justice bends the arrow at your heart, and strains the bow, and it is nothing but the mere pleasure of God, and that of an angry God, without any promise or obligation at all, that keeps the arrow one moment from being made drunk with your blood.
Page 239 - Breintnal, a copyer of deeds for the scriveners, a good-natured, friendly, middleaged man, a great lover of poetry, reading all he could meet with, and writing some that was tolerable; very ingenious in many little Nicknackeries, and of sensible conversation.
Page 270 - ... the acquaintance of many of the first persons of that age for knowledge, wit, virtue, birth, or high station, and particularly contracted a most intimate and bosom friendship with the learned and illustrious Charles Boyle, Earl of Orrery.
Page 138 - He continuing in the same his obstinate resolution, was carried soon after to Stonington, where he was shot to death by some of his own quality. . . . This was the confusion of a damned wretch, that had often opened his mouth to blaspheme the name of the living God, and those that made profession thereof. . . . And when he was told his sentence was to die, he said he liked it well; that he should die before his heart was soft, or had spoken anything unworthy of himself.
Page 102 - As long as Plum Island shall faithfully keep the commanded post, notwithstanding all the hectoring words and hard blows of the proud and boisterous ocean; as long as any salmon or sturgeon shall swim in the streams of...
Page 100 - Stately and slow, with thoughtful air, . His black cap hiding his whitened hair, Walks the Judge of the Great Assize, Samuel Sewall the good and wise.
Page 191 - The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire; he is of purer eyes than to bear to have you in his sight; you are ten thousand times more abominable in his eyes, than the most hateful venomous serpent is in ours.
Page 22 - Sir," and bow. Deep-skirted doublets, puritanic capes, Which now would render men like upright apes, Was comlier wear, our wiser fathers thought, Than the cast fashions from all Europe brought. 'Twas in those days an honest grace would hold Till an hot pudding grew at heart a cold. And men had better stomachs at religion, Than I to capon, turkey-cock, or pigeon ; When honest sisters met to pray, not prate, About their own and not their neighbour's state.

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