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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 416 0 Browse Search
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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) 230 0 Browse Search
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aluable materials; and some gentlemen, who felt a deep interest in their native town, have died without leaving any manuscript testimonies. When the history of New England shall be written, the true data will be drawn from the records of its towns. Now, therefore, in humble imitation of those States in our Union which have contri offer Medford's historical contribution to the undecaying pyramidic monument which justice and genius will hereafter raise to the character and institutions of New England. The records of the first forty years are lost. I have reproduced them, as far as I could, from documents in the General Court relating to our earliest history, and may hereafter be regretted by themselves. In this respect, the history of a town is apt to disappoint everybody. These registers of early families in New England will contain the only authentic records of the true Anglo-Saxon blood existing among us; for, if foreign immigration should pour in upon us for the next fifty y
ges of the weather, will be discovered. God hasten the momentous development! Soil and productions. The soil in New England, like that of all primitive formations, is rocky, thin, and hard to till. A visitor from the western prairies, when hritory about us the paradise of all those parts. Rev. Mr. Higginson, writing to his friends in England, in 1629, on New England's plantation, gives the following description of the soil, climate, and productions:-- I have been, careful to repops gradually grew into favor. Potatoes were not known to our first settlers; although among the articles, to send for New England, from London, March 16, 1628, potatoes are named. The potato is a native of Chili and Peru. We think there is no satvegetation of the five zones. The forests of Medford had, in early times, their share of the wild animals common to New England. May 18, 1631: It is ordered, that no person shall kill any wild swine without a general agreement at some court. The
in Lincolnshire, fell into discourse about New England and the planting of the gospel there; and, ation touching the division of the lands in New England, where our first plantation shall be, it wage, farm, or plantation, called Meadford in New England by them owned. Aug. 20, 1656: Mr. Collinof the most precious relics of antiquity in New England. That it was built by Mr. Cradock soon aftTurnpike.--The construction of turnpikes in New England made an era in travelling and in speculatiotages. This was the first railroad made in New England for public travel. Its cost was enormous, the Puritan cause and in the settlement of New England. He was especially instrumental in forminghe government of the Colony roman London to New England. This bold measure, which would change an ch was to divide and apportion the lands in New England, thus deciding how and where the first sett And, for the other moiety of my estate in New England aforesaid, I hereby give and bequeath the s[14 more...]
lanting, ruling, ordering, and governing of New England, in America, all that part of America lyingry Roswell and five others all that part of New England, in America, which lies and extends betweennor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England. Holding under these grants and by thesets Bay passed, and said orders were sent to New England(. Although, in the first settlement of NNew England, different sections of country were owned and controlled by Companies in England, yet thnother most powerful cause of prosperity to New England. This original idea had potency enough to o learning its proper polarity. What would New England have been without its churches?--a plantatithe power of doing positive good. When our New-England towns levied taxes, opened roads, gathered wo or ten trades, if he was able. This was New-England free trade. Another cause of prosperity,, which grew out of the soil and climate of New England, became schoolmasters, teaching our fathers[5 more...]
, May 19, 1643, under the name of The United Colonies of New England, their politics and patriotism seem to expand together. was an accepted member, was sent by the king as a spy to New England in 1684. He gathered facts from his imagination, and reking to appoint him Governor-General and Vice-Admiral of New England, New York, and the Jerseys. He arrived in Boston, Dec. of doom could not have caused a more general awakening. New England now was doubly alive. The preparation-note was soundes of a political Elysium they were doomed to awake plain New England farmers; and, on the 1st of March, 1784, in town-meetingf measures showed themselves at last, and are now making New England rich and strong. The Hartford convention, which was calhis profound good sense, his irresistible logic, and his New England heart, he crushed the specious declamation of the Tory o unbending, hickory toughness which the times required. New England needed men who were as splinters from her own granite hi
The history of their church, in many of our earliest New England towns, was almost the history of their settlement. So eng Providence, says:-- It is as unnatural for a right New England man to live without an able ministry, as for a smith to ancestors. The Psalm-book used on this occasion was the New England Version, or Bay Psalm-book. The psalm was deaconed. Thht indication of that Christian jealousy existing in the New England churches in reference to purity of doctrine and discipliences with a few words concening the earliest pastors in New England. Pastoral visits and parochial duties must have beenrch, that school, and that family altar, which have made New England what we now behold it. Fides probata coronat. The Revjamin Wyman, of Obum, maltster, for seventy-five pounds, New England currency. It was acknowledged before Stephen Sewall, EsPsalms in the forenoon of the Lord's Day (only), and the New England version in the afternoon, for six months; and, if no obj
usness, nor Christian devotion to freeze into formalism. According to the New England usage, the pews were sold at auction, after a committee had apportioned upon now in use for Rev. Mr. Greenwood's selection. There are few parishes in New England which have had no trouble with their Sunday choir. Singers are dangerously cated to God and to his church. Whether the voluntary system, as adopted in New England, is or is not a failure, is with some no longer a question. April 9, 1849cular history closes. Since 1820, Sunday schools have multiplied greatly in New England, and books and manuals for them have abounded. The first parish early folloso deep has grown the interest in Sunday schools and in the other schools of New England, that ours is called the children's age. It was believed they were needed, such as are generally adopted by the regular Calvinistic Baptist churches in New England. The council then proceeded to examine the pastor elect; and, after a brief
w accordant this with that noble resolve of New England, to establish a college, to the end that got a crust; but no one had a full meal. The New England Primer was the first book, the Spelling-boo dame schools. Whittling seems native to New England boys. March 7, 1808, the town voted to repit, I was invited to lecture in each of the New England States. I went to Portsmouth, Concord, Nasf her pupils became distinguished ladies in New England. She removed to Boston, and continued her ed with children from the first families of New England, with now and then a sprinkling of French ad is, in general, the same as that of other New England colleges. With the regular academical courtoughton Hall. Their paper was then called New England chronicle and Salem Gazette. Ebenezer was nd Connecticut1836 History of Preaching in New England1836 Oration at Quincy, July 41837 Normal delivered before the Society of the Sons of New England of Philadelphia, Dec. 221846 Derby Academy
An authentic record from another town, under date of Sept. 13, 1773, may make this matter clear: Voted to provide one barrel of West India rum, five barrels of New England rum, one barrel of good brown sugar, half a box of good lemons, and two loaves of loaf sugar, for framing and raising the meeting-house. Here a natural consequrespectable exterior, with a commodious and appropriate interior. It is agreeable to one's mind to contrast the three forms of meeting-houses which obtained in New England up to this time. The first was a one-story, square building, in naked and uncheerful simplicity, with straw-thatched roof; lighted, not by glass windows, but be other, sitting on wooden benches, in January, under a thatched roof, with one or two open window-places, without stoves, singing Sternhold and Hopkins and the New England Psalms, and then listening to a two-hours' service with devotion! On Sunday, March 11, 1770, our fathers and mothers, with their entire families, entered, fo
These monopolies and legal restrictions had no place in New England; and their absence was a prime cause of our great prospehtsmen, as well as one of the most faithful builders, in New England. His yard was opposite Cross Street. He came to Medfordoun'sT. MagounJones, Glover, and othersBoston388 96 ShipNew EnglandT. Magoun'sT. MagounD. P. ParkerBoston380 97 BrigClarionthe west of England, and two from London, to fish on the New England coasts; and made profitable voyages. Through the instruestimonies. In Josselyn's account of his two voyages to New England (1638) we have the following record: The river Mistick ry were smoked, after the manner of herring, and eaten in New England; many more were used as bait for cod-fishing on the Banking. Other distillers, therefore, in different parts of New England, put the name of Medford on their barrels. He died justders. Middlesex Canal. This was the first canal in New England, if not the first in the New World, which was opened und
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