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A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Capt. Thomas W. Dodge. Thomas W Dodge

A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Capt. Thomas W. Dodge
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Author: Thomas W Dodge
Number of Pages: 20 pages
Published Date: 07 Feb 2012
Publisher: General Books
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: Englishhttps://d4rri9bdfuube.cloudfront.net/assets/images/book/large/9781/1785/9781178512823.jpg
ISBN: 9781235767777
Download Link: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Capt. Thomas W. Dodge
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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.1906 Excerpt: ... Narrative I was born in Salem, Massachusetts, March 13, 1830. I have no recollections of the' place of my nativity except from visits of subsequent years, while yet in boyhood. Prior to my remembrance, my father moved to Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and closely following on this change, to New Bedford. Here the first recollections of childhood seem to dawn; but the associations of the famous old whaling town were only transitory, for my parents again changed their home after I completed my fourth year, to South Truro. Father was a Methodist clergyman, and in the year 1834 was appointed to the pastorate of the thinly settled sands, woods, and marshes of that wild yet romantic location. How grand were the hills, how majestic and imposing its forests, with what gloomy stateliness did its solemn dark creeks wind through the tall rushes of the wide-spread and dreary marshes, how desolate the shores of the bay-side, from Pamet on the north to Bound Brook on the south; with what a never ceasing roar did the angry waves of the broad Atlantic on the east, --from the bounds of South Wellfleet to the precipitous and forbidding cliffs over which stood the world-known Highland Light, --dash and dispel their last energies upon the ever-changing sands! In 1839, Father was again changed to preside over the Methodist Episcopal Society in Chatham, Massachusetts. How welcome the change to me, --it seemed from loneliness to life. Chatham then outrivaled all the towns in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, for natural charms. Though her hills were bleak and barren, being destitute of trees or shrubbery, the arms of the ocean, penetrating into and beyond its territory, giving a matchless charm to every surrounding, the thrifty, --and in many instances, costly, --homes of its energetic a

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