Annual Meeting of the Livingston County Historical Society, Volumes 36-41

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Page 9 - I shall be present or not, for to confess my weakness, Ned, my ambition is prevalent, so that I contemn the grovelling condition of a clerk, or the like, to which my fortune condemns me, and would willingly risk my life, though not my character, to exalt my station. I am confident, Ned, that my youth excludes me from any hope of immediate preferment, nor do I desire it ; but I mean to prepare the way for futurity.
Page 93 - STATE OF NEW YORK, County of New York, is: On this 2nd day of July, 1908, before me personally came Richard Stanley Ryan and Daniel Le Roy Dresser, to me known and known to me to be the persons described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and they severally duly acknowledged to me that they executed the same.
Page 95 - Association shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and the same person may occupy the offices of Secretary and Treasurer.
Page 60 - Its red and awful tide, Beheld the brave New England sword With slaughter deeply dyed. Their bones are on the Northern hill, And on the Southern plain, By brook and river, lake and rill, And by the roaring main. The land is holy where they fought, And holy where they fell ; For by their blood that land was bought, The land they loved so well.
Page 74 - The pains of death are past; Labor and sorrow cease ; And, life's long warfare closed at last, His soul is found in peace. Soldier of Christ, well done ! Praise be thy new employ ; And, while eternal ages run, Rest in thy Saviour's joy.
Page 74 - SERVANT of God, well done ! Rest from thy loved employ ; The battle fought, the victory won, Enter thy Master's joy. The voice at midnight came, He started up to hear ; A mortal arrow pierced his frame, He fell, — but felt no fear.
Page 74 - Society shall be, to discover, procure and preserve whatever may relate to the history of Western New York in general, and the City of Buffalo in particular...
Page 48 - ... man. I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But here I am to speak what I do know. You all did love him once, not without cause; What cause withholds you then to mourn for him ? O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason! — Bear with me; My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause, till it come back to me.
Page 16 - Tis just what you are and do; Then give to the world the best you have, And...
Page 69 - Chaucer, at Woodstock with the nightingales, At sixty wrote the Canterbury Tales; Goethe at Weimar, toiling to the last, Completed Faust when eighty years were pa'st. These are indeed exceptions; but they show How far the of our youth may flow Into the arctic regions of our lives, Where little else than life itself survives.

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