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Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of Ezekiel Cheever: With Notes on the Free Schools and Early School-Books of New England President Stiles of Yale College, in his Literary Diary, 25th April 1772, mentions seeing the Rev. And aged Mr. Samuel Maxwell, of Warren, R. I., in whom I have seen a man who had been ao quainted with one of the original and first settlers of New Englan Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of Ezekiel Cheever: With Notes on the Free Schools and Early School-Books of New England President Stiles of Yale College, in his Literary Diary, 25th April 1772, mentions seeing the Rev. And aged Mr. Samuel Maxwell, of Warren, R. I., in whom I have seen a man who had been ao quainted with one of the original and first settlers of New England, now a rarity. 1 He told me be well knew the famous Grammar schoolmaster, Mr. E. Cheever of Boston, author of the Accidence; that he wore a long white beard, terminating in a point; that when he stroked his beard to the point, it was a sign for the boys to stand clear. In another entry, made on the -l7th of July 1774, Dr. Stiles, after noting down several dates in the life of Mr. Cheever, adds, I have seen those who knew the venerable saint, particularly the Rev. John Barnard, of Marblehead, who was fitted for college by him, and entered Rev. Dr. Mather, in 1708, speaks of him not only as his master, seven and thirty years ago, but, also, as master to my betters, no less than seventy years ago; so long ago, that I must even mention my father's tutor for one of them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


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Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of Ezekiel Cheever: With Notes on the Free Schools and Early School-Books of New England President Stiles of Yale College, in his Literary Diary, 25th April 1772, mentions seeing the Rev. And aged Mr. Samuel Maxwell, of Warren, R. I., in whom I have seen a man who had been ao quainted with one of the original and first settlers of New Englan Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of Ezekiel Cheever: With Notes on the Free Schools and Early School-Books of New England President Stiles of Yale College, in his Literary Diary, 25th April 1772, mentions seeing the Rev. And aged Mr. Samuel Maxwell, of Warren, R. I., in whom I have seen a man who had been ao quainted with one of the original and first settlers of New England, now a rarity. 1 He told me be well knew the famous Grammar schoolmaster, Mr. E. Cheever of Boston, author of the Accidence; that he wore a long white beard, terminating in a point; that when he stroked his beard to the point, it was a sign for the boys to stand clear. In another entry, made on the -l7th of July 1774, Dr. Stiles, after noting down several dates in the life of Mr. Cheever, adds, I have seen those who knew the venerable saint, particularly the Rev. John Barnard, of Marblehead, who was fitted for college by him, and entered Rev. Dr. Mather, in 1708, speaks of him not only as his master, seven and thirty years ago, but, also, as master to my betters, no less than seventy years ago; so long ago, that I must even mention my father's tutor for one of them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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