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back to her ancestry and trace this fine thread of New England vigor — which was a Roman vigor, touched by Christianity — running through it all.
Thomas Fuller, entitled Lieutenant in the probate proceedings on his will, came from England to America in 1638, and left this record of his spiritual experiences.
In thirty-eight I set my foot On this New England shore; My thoughts were then to stay one year, And here remain no more.
But, by the preaching of God's word By famous Shepard he, In e state that man's in here below, Doth oft-times ebb and flow .... But surely God will save my soul! And, though you trouble have, My children dear, who fear the Lord, Your souls at death he'll save.
The author of these lines was detained in America, it seems, by the preaching of Rev. Mr. Shepard, of Cambridge, known in the obituaries of that period as the holy, heavenly, sweet-affecting and soul-ravishing Mr. Shepard.
Thus guided and influenced, Lieutenant Fuller bought lands in Middleton