Stories Carved in Stone: Agawam, Massachusetts

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Dog Pond Press, 2005 - 182 pagini
Agawam Massachusetts - Stories Carved in Stone by Rusty Clark is a fascinating collection of tales based on Colonial headstones found in the picturesque cemeteries of Agawam, Massachusetts. The book features information on early New England gravestone carvers, and includes over two hundred photos and illustrations, with over one hundred photographs of this Yankee folk art. It also contains historical and genealogical information about the pioneers who settled in the Connecticut River Valley. Take this field guide along as you visit these ancient burial grounds.

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Pasaje populare

Pagina 167 - Nothing in my hand I bring; Simply to thy cross I cling ; Naked, come to thee for dress ; Helpless, look to thee for grace ; Foul, I to the fountain fly ; Wash me, Saviour, or I die.
Pagina 21 - You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them...
Pagina 69 - Hope humbly then ; with trembling pinions soar, Wait the great teacher, Death ; and God adore. What future bliss, he gives not thee to know, But gives that hope to be thy blessing now. Hope springs eternal in the human breast : Man never Is, but always to be blest ; The soul, uneasy, and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
Pagina 75 - As you are now so once was I; As I am now so you must be, Prepare for death and follow me.
Pagina 20 - For want of bedding and linen and other helps they fall into a lamentable condition as they lie on their hard mats, the pox breaking and mattering and running one into another, their skin cleaving by reason thereof to the mats they lie on. When they turn them, a whole side will flay off at once as it were, and they will be all of a gore blood, most fearful to behold. And then being very sore, what with cold and other distempers, they die like rotten sheep.
Pagina 20 - Indians that lived about their trading house there, fell sick of the small pox, and died most miserably; for a sorer disease cannot befall them, they fear it more than the plague; for usually they that have this disease, have them in abundance; and for want of bedding, and linen, and other helps, they fall into a lamentable condition as they lie on their hard mats, the pox breaking and mattering, and running one into another; their skin cleaving...
Pagina 89 - Faith, etc., having undertaken, for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia...
Pagina 154 - Mr. Brady has done something to bring home to us the terrible reality and earnestness of war. If he has not brought bodies and laid them in our dooryards and along the streets, he has done something very like it.

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