The Library of American Biography, Volume 6

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Hilliard, Gray, 1836 - United States
 

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Page 179 - But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled...
Page 144 - But to return to our own institute; besides these constant exercises at home, there is another opportunity of gaining experience to be won from pleasure itself abroad; in those vernal seasons of the year when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against nature, not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.
Page 52 - States the clause declaring that treaties then made, or which should be made, under the authority of the United States, should be the supreme law of the land...
Page 340 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: but it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
Page 81 - He exerted an intellectual vigor proportioned to the magnitude of the occasion. He saw in it "a pledge of the immortality of the Union, of a perpetuity of national strength and glory, increasing and brightening with age, of concord at home, and reputation abroad.
Page 47 - Hooker speaks of, when, with the splendid magnificence of eastern metaphor, he says, that " her seat is the bosom of God, and her voice the harmony of the world.
Page 75 - ... the flattering appearance of their being men while they are yet children, but ending in reducing them to be children when they should be men. The memory is then most susceptible and tenacious of impressions ; and the learning of languages being chiefly a work of memory, it seems precisely fitted to the powers of this period, which is long enough too for acquiring the most useful languages ancient and modern.
Page 163 - Under this stone lies Richard Mather, Who had a son greater than his father, And eke a grandson greater than either.
Page 329 - foretold these two things of the Corporation; first, that if it were possible for them to steer clear of me, they will do so; secondly, that, if it were possible for them to act foolishly, they will do so. " The perpetual envy with which my essays to serve the kingdom of God are treated among them, and the dread that Satan has of my beating up his quarters at the College, led me into the former sentiment; the marvellous indiscretion, with which the affairs of the College are managed, led me into...
Page 173 - Mather is named Cotton Mather. What a name! But, my hearers, I confess I am wrong — I should have said, what names ! I shall say nothing of his reverend father, since I dare not praise him to his face ; but should he resemble and represent his venerable grandfathers, John Cotton and Richard Mather, in piety, learning, elegance of mind, solid judgment, prudence and wisdom, he will bear away the palm ; and I trust that, in this youth, Cotton and Mather will be united and flourish again.

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