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Massachusetts Historical Society., 1914
For the statement above quoted, also for full bibliographical information regarding this publication, and for the contents of the volumes [1st ser.] v. 1- 7th series, v. 5, cf. Griffin, Bibl. of Amer. hist. society. 2d edition, 1907, p. 346-360.
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Seite 15 - Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John Alden, 2nd, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses the day and year above written.
Seite 119 - Pleasure from their Performances. This convinces me that young Artists should receive great Pleasure from what they do, as it is that alone can compensate for the great Fatigue which must arise from the prodigeous Length of Time necessary to make a painter, let him have ever so great a Share of Genius. I mention this that he may early in Life be acquainted with the Making of Pictures, and qualify himself for a Painter, and not a Drawing Master. You have a strong Instance on your Side of the Water...
Seite 46 - In this country, as you rightly observe, there is no example of art except what is to [be] met with in a few prints indifferently executed, from which it is not possible to learn much.
Seite 136 - You say you dont know what I mean by a Peaza. I will tell you than. it is exactly such a thing as the cover over the pump in your Yard, suppose no enclosure for Poultry their, and 3 or 4 Posts aded to support the front of the Roof, a good floor at bottum, and from post to post a Chinese enclosure of about three feet high. these posts are Scantlings of 6 by 4 inches Diameter, the Broad side to the front, with only a little moulding round the top in a plain neat maner. some have Collums but very few,...
Seite 82 - Advantage but even of the expence 1 have been at as truly as if you had plundered me on the highway. If you are insensible of the Dishonour you have brought on yourself by this Act, the World will not be so.
Seite 61 - ... [shoe-maker?], not as one of the most noble arts in the world. Which is not a little mortifying to me. While the arts are so disregarded, I can hope for nothing either to encourage or assist me in my studies but what I receive from a thousand leagues...
Seite 13 - Do make and Ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say First and Principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God...
Seite 301 - Could anything be more fortunate than the time of my leaving Boston? Poor America. I hope for the best, but I fear the worst. Yet certain I am she will finally emerge from her present calamity and become a mighty empire. And it is a pleasing reflection that I shall stand amongst the first of the artists that shall have led the country to the knowledge and cultivation of the fine arts...
Seite 281 - Deer. 24th, 1774. DEAR SIR, The Business at Town-Meeting was so very arduous that I could not leave it a moment to take leave of You the Day You left us. I hope You will be good eno' to excuse me in this n[e]glect which was unavoidable. the main Point in View — the demolition of Liberty-Pole-Committee, — we could not come to, on that Day, and the Town-Meeting was adjourned to the Tuesday of this Week. and with great perseverance and not without some noise on their side, we obtaind a Vote from...