Dictionary of American Biography, Including Men of the Time: Containing Nearly Ten Thousand Notices of Persons of Both Sexes, of Native and Foreign Birth, who Have Been Remarkable, Or Prominently Connected with the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Politics, Or History of the American Continent ...

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J.R. Osgood, 1872 - 1019 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 253 - As a remarkable instance of this, I may point out to the public that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has hitherto preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country.
الصفحة 314 - You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage ; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by. Large streams from little fountains flow; Tall oaks from little acorns grow...
الصفحة 304 - The New England history from the discovery of the continent by the Northmen, AD 986 to the period when the colonies declared their independence, AD 1776.
الصفحة 201 - He was a member of the convention that framed the Federal Constitution, and in Nov.
الصفحة 421 - ... ventured to make free with his old and affectionately remembered home at BROOK FARM, as being certainly the most romantic episode of his own life, — essentially a day-dream, and yet a fact, — and thus offering an available foothold between fiction and reality.
الصفحة 87 - I thank God there are no free schools nor printing-presses, and I hope we shall not have them these hundred years ; for learning has brought disobedience, and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them and libels against the best of governments : God keep us from both...
الصفحة 397 - In his attempt to return he was apprehended, carried before Sir William Howe, and the proof of his object was so clear, that he frankly acknowledged who he was, and what were his views.
الصفحة 180 - Md., so as to authorize him to vote, as he did, for the Declaration of Independence, of which he was one of the signers.
الصفحة 168 - Nuevitas and took possession of the country In the name of the King of Spain.
الصفحة 111 - Among his scientific labors were numerous and important communications to the memoirs of the Amer. Acad., of which he was près. ; but his fame as a man of science will principally rest on his Commentary on the Mécanique Céleste of La Place, of which he made the first entire translation, and which he has elucidated in a manner that commands the admiration of scientific men. The elucidations and commentaries of Bowditch formed more than half the work.

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