Collections Of The Maine Historical Society. [1st Ser.? by Maine Historical SocietyCollections Of The Maine Historical Society. [1st Ser.? by Maine Historical Society

Collections Of The Maine Historical Society. [1st Ser.?

byMaine Historical Society

Paperback | February 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ... THE SETTLEMENT OF SCARBOROUGH. BY AUGUSTUS F. MOULTOW, ESQ. Read before the Maine Historical Society, May 10, 1895. In the older parts of the state of Maine one will often have his attention drawn to the fact that almost every homestead has its own graveyard. In most localities there seem to be but few ancient places of common burial. In fact, it would appear that in former times most of those families who were possessed of land and who had a homestead of their own, considered it a matter of pride to have their own family burial-place, where the remains of father and son, and relatives also, who had gone out from the old homestead, might be gathered together after life's fitful fever to sleep under the turf of the ancestral acres. Many of these ancient places are very substantial and elaborate. Not unfrequently one will observe upon some dilapidated place, now in the possession of an owner who speaks English with difficulty, the old twostory square mansion house, once occupied by those who held their heads high among their neighbors, and near by, on high land, walled in with massive stone, the old family burial yard. Its graves are sunken and the headstones are standing at every angle as the ruthless hand of time has pushed them about; some of ancient slate with rounded top, a solemn death's head or a weeping willow peering out of the moss which covers the surface, telling the passing stranger that it is "sacred to the memory of" some good man or woman, and having underneath a homely epitaph with eulogy of the dead and warning to the living. On other places will be seen a tomb of heavy granite with earth piled up into a conspicuous mound around it. In those places, which are still in the possession of descendants of the old proprietors, such spots are usua...
Title:Collections Of The Maine Historical Society. [1st Ser.?Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217193544

ISBN - 13:9780217193542