An Anecdotal History of Old Times in Singapore, from the Foundation of the Settlement Under the Honourable the East India Company, on Feb. 6th, 1819, to the Transfer to the Colonial Office as Part of the Colonial Possessions of the Crown on April 1st, 1867, Volume 2

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Page ii - LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN, AND OUR FATHERS THAT BEgat us. The Lord hath wrought great glory by them through his great power from the beginning. Such as did bear rule in their kingdoms, men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding, and declaring prophecies: leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning meet for the people, wise and eloquent in their instructions...
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Page 490 - ... other Brother, freely giving mutual instruction as shall be thought expedient, without being overseen or overheard, and without encroaching upon each other, or derogating from that respect which is due to any Brother, were he not a Mason; for though all Masons are as brethren upon the same level, yet Masonry takes no...
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Page 679 - NY, and resided there until his death. In 1794, at the request of John Jay, an appropriation was granted for his services but he declined it, saying that " it was not for gold that he had served his country.
Page 458 - Street, London, by Madden and Malcolm, called Trade and Travel in the Far East or Recollections of 21 years passed in Java, Singapore, Australia and China. It was written by Gordon Forbes Davidson. There is no copy in the Library. He was in business for a time in Singapore, but not much is known of him, he lived where the Bethesda now stands in Bras Bassah Road, and was lame, one leg being short. There is an advertisement in the...
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