Annual Meeting of the Livingston County Historical Society, Volumes 16-25

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Page 75 - tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend.
Page 11 - Oh say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming! And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Page 29 - I say, took up arms; and then, if you went to speak to them, you had the musket of death presented to your breast. They would rob you of your property; threaten to burn your houses; oblige you to be on your guard night and day; alarms spread from town to town; families were broken up; the tender mother would cry, "O, my son is among them! What shall I do for my child!
Page 39 - 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 11 - tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrim's pride, From every mountain side Let Freedom ring.
Page 22 - Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the hist.
Page 46 - York, hereby consents to, and approves of the filing of the annexed certificate, for the incorporation of the Buffalo Historical Society. Dated January 8, 1863. RP MARVIN. CONSTITUTION. 1. This Society shall be called "THE BUFFALO HISTORICAL SOCIETY." 2. The general object of the 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 21 - Now know Ye that there is therefore granted by the United States unto the said James Baker the Tract of land above described. To have and to hold the said tract of land with the appurtenances thereof unto the said James Baker and to his heirs and assigns forever.
Page 31 - The chamber where the good man meets his fate Is privileged beyond the common walk Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of Heaven.
Page 26 - YE say, they all have passed away, That noble race and brave; That their light canoes have vanished From off the crested wave; That, 'mid the forests where they roamed, There rings no hunter's shout; But their name is on your waters, Ye may not wash it out.

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