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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 20 2 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 14 0 Browse Search
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians 12 0 Browse Search
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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 12 0 Browse Search
James Russell Lowell, Among my books 12 0 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 10 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 18, 1865., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 9 1 Browse Search
John Beatty, The Citizen-Soldier; or, Memoirs of a Volunteer 8 0 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley. You can also browse the collection for Adam or search for Adam in all documents.

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Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 1.4, chapter 1.5 (search)
Chapter I the Workhouse it is said that one of the patrician Mostyns, of North Wales, possesses a written pedigree forty feet long, to prove the claim of his family to a direct descent from Adam. Though no doubt much of this extraordinary genealogy is fabulous, it allows all of us plebeians a reasonable hope to believe that we are also descended from that venerated ancestor of our common humanity. The time has been when patrician families fondly believed their first progenitor had come direct from Heaven, and we baser creatures had to be content with an earthly sire. I can prove as ancient a descent for myself, though the names of my intermediate progenitors between Adam and my grandfathers, Moses and John, have not been preserved. My family belonged to a class always strangely indifferent to written pedigrees, which relied more on oral traditions, the preserving of which has been mostly the duties of females, on account of their superior fluency of speech, and their dispos
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.24 (search)
1891, we sailed for Liverpool. Stanley ends the Journal of our American tour with the words:-- The greatest part of America is unequalled for its adaptability for the service of man, and her people are doing the utmost they can to utilize its productiveness. They have every right to be grateful for their land, and I think they are both grateful and proud of it. The American farmer, of whom but little mention is made, is one of the finest natures in existence. Milton's description of Adam, the great Sire of all, a little altered, would befit the typical American farmer. I never see one but I feel inclined to say to him, Good and honest man, all blessings attend thee! His life is without reproach, his soul without fear, he has faith in God, he is affectionate, serene in demeanour; there is confidence in his gait, and he understands and loves the kindly earth. The typical American merchant is a sober and solid man, shrewd and practical, a pillar of the Commonwealth, and darin