Sir Charles Henry Frankland, Baronet: Or, Boston in the Colonial Times (Google eBook)

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J. Munsell, 1865 - Boston (Mass.) - 129 pages
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Page 15 - That hangs his head, and a' that! The coward slave, we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that! For a' that, and a' that, Our toils obscure, and a' that; The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The Man's the gowd for a
Page i - Time rolls his ceaseless course. The race of yore, Who danced our infancy upon their knee, And told our marvelling boyhood legends store, Of their strange ventures happ'd by land or sea, How are they blotted from the things that be...
Page 54 - The sunken glen, whose sunless shrubs must weep, The tender azure of the unruffled deep, The orange tints that gild the greenest bough, The torrents that from cliff to valley leap, The vine on high, the willow branch below, Mix'd in one mighty scene, with varied beauty glow.
Page 8 - His son, Sir THOMAS FRANKLAND, the second baronet, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John and Lady Frances Russell, the youngest and favorite child of Cromwell, and whose personal attractions were such as to lead Charles the Second to solicit her hand in marriage.3 Henry, the fourth son of Sir Thomas Frankland, resided at Mattersea, in Nottinghamshire, and married Elizabeth, daugh1 The coat of arms is, Azure, a dolphin naiant, embowed, or on a chief of the second, two saltiers, gules. Crest on a...
Page 16 - Europe, and those that stayed at home having the advantage of society with travellers ; so that a gentleman from London would almost think himself at home at Boston, when he observes the number of people, their houses, their furniture, their tables, their dress and conversation, which, perhaps, is as splendid and showy as that of the most considerable tradesman in London.
Page 51 - By this plan the general government was to be administered by a President General, appointed and supported by the crown ; and a grand council to be chosen by the representatives of the people of the several colonies met in their respective assemblies.
Page 114 - em at his leisure ; Yard after yard of every hue Came blazing out, and still the fellow, Keeps spinning ribbons red and blue And black and white and green and yellow. I ne'er shall see another show, To rank with the immortal POTTER'S ; He's dead and buried long ago, And others charm our sons and daughters : Years, years have fled, alas ! how quick ! Since I beheld the great magician : And yet I've seen the ribbon trick In many a curious repetition, etc. Potter died at an advanced age, and is buried...
Page 42 - The mansion was large and strongly built. It stood at some distance from the main road, and was approached by a noble avenue cut through the Chestnut forest and by a flower-garden tastefully arranged in front. The spacious hall, sustained by fluted columns, was hung with tapestry richly ornamented with dark figures on a ground of deepest green, according to the fashion of the times. The chimney-pieces were of Italian marble, and cornices of stucco.work and other costly finishing embellished...
Page 32 - Harbour, from thence to the south end of Muscongus Island, taking in the island, and so running five and twenty miles into the country north and by east, and thence eight miles northwest and by west, and then turning and running south and by west to Pemaquid where first begun.
Page 52 - If thou believest a thing impossible, thy despon.dency shall make it so ; but he that persevereth shall overcome all difficulties. . > ; A vain hope flattereth the heart of a fool, but he that is wise pursueth it not. : In all thy desires let reason go along with thee, and fix not thy hopes beyond the bounds of probability : so shall success attend thy undertakings, and thy heart. shall not be vexed with disappointments.

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