New England in the Life of the World: A Record of Adventure and Achievement

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Pilgrim Press, 1920 - 393 páginas

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Página 140 - WE cross the prairie as of old The pilgrims crossed the sea, To make the West, as they the East, The homestead of the free!
Página 324 - BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne, Ye nations bow with sacred joy ; Know that the Lord is God alone, He can create, and he destroy.
Página 140 - Upbearing, like the Ark of old, The Bible in our van, We go to test the truth of God Against the fraud of man.
Página 241 - Jehovah, and he shall save me from the wrath of Pele when I break through her tabus, then you must fear and serve the Lord Jehovah. All the gods of Hawaii are vain. Great is the goodness of Jehovah, in sending missionaries to turn us from these vanities to the living God and the way of righteousness.
Página vii - Hah ! These men, I think, had a work ! The weak thing, weaker than a child, becomes strong one day, if it be a true thing. Puritanism was only despicable, laughable then ; but nobody can manage to laugh at it now. Puritanism has got weapons and sinews ; it has fire-arms...
Página 105 - The Mayflower, sir, brought seed and not a harvest. In a century and a half the religious restrictions of the Puritans had grown into absolute religious liberty, and in two centuries it had burst beyond the limits of New England, and John Carver of the Mayflower had ripened into Abraham Lincoln of the Illinois prairie.
Página vii - They little thought how pure a light, With years, should gather round that day ; How love should keep their memories bright, How wide a realm their sons should sway.
Página 7 - Lastly (and which was not least), a great hope and inward zeal they had of laying some good foundation, or at least to make some way thereunto, for the propagating and advancing the gospel of the kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world; yea, though they should be but even as stepping-stones unto others for the performing of so great a work.
Página 63 - Who'd like to change your lot; Who've spunk enough to travel Beyond your native spot, And leave behind the village Where Pa' and Ma' do stay, Come follow me and settle In Michd-gan-ia.
Página 354 - ... pioneers that ^ followed Moses Cleaveland to the Connecticut Reserve occupied a region as large as the parent State. The area which settlers of New England stock occupied on the prairies of northern Illinois surpassed the combined area of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Men who had become accustomed to the narrow valleys and the little towns of the East found themselves out on the boundless spaces of the West dealing with units of such magnitude as dwarfed their former experience....

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