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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 8 0 Browse Search
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ng moral truth. To sterling Anglo-Saxon sense he added a vast mental industry; and, had he been a poet, his power as a preacher would have been well-nigh doubled. Pithy and sententious apothegms were not common with him. His writings were not clusters of maxims; but consecutive thought, expressed in pure, plain English. During the first part of his ministry, it seemed to be his leading aim to convince his people of the truth of his creed; and this immersed him in the acute metaphysics of Edwards. In a discriminating notice of him, written immediately after his death, there is the following:-- As a preacher, he was very distinguished. His matter was copious and sensible, and drawn, for the most part, from the moral precepts and the undisputed doctrines of the gospel. His style was animated and forcible, and his manner one of the most striking which we have ever witnessed. His looks, his gesture, and the tones of his voice, were altogether peculiar to himself. Without being a
 219 Nathaniel E.,m. Mary Fell, and lives at Granville, N. Y.  220Eliza.  221Richard B.  222 Daniel E., b. May 9, 1810;Y. C. 1834; m. D. E. Kennedy; d. Apr. 24, 1852.  223David Brainerd, a minister at Cleveland, N. Y.  224Mary.  225Edwards, Ham. C., 1840. 51-116 a.Joseph removed to New Salem; m. Anna----, and had--  116 a.-225 a.Nancy, b. Apr. 19, 1793.  b.Joseph M., b. Nov. 2, 1794.  c.Lucinda, b. June 19, 1797; m. Carter Eliot.  d.Louis, b. Nov. 2, 1799.  e.Willard, b. May. in Pembroke, N. H., Aug. 4, 1812; m., May 23, 1839, Abigail, dau. of Edward S. and Persis Phipps Walker, of Charlestown; and has--  1-2Joseph Henry, b. Aug. 27, 1842.  3William Penn, b. Mar. 2, 1845.  4Mary Adelaide, b. Feb. 11, 1849.  5Moses Edwards, b. Mar. 5, 1855. Sir Robert Lawrence, of Ashton Hall, was a descendant of Sir Robert Lawrence, knighted about 1190. This Sir Robert, of Ashton, had a third son, Nicholas Lawrence, of Agercroft, whose fourth son was John, who
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