Sights in Boston and Suburbs, Or, Guide to the Stranger

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J. Munroe, 1857 - 225 pages

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Page 161 - Here, On the 19th of April, 1775, Was made The first forcible resistance To British aggression. On the opposite Bank, Stood the American Militia. Here stood the invading Army, And on this spot The first of the enemy fell In the War of that Revolution Which gave Independence To these United States. In gratitude to God, And In the love of freedom, This Monument Was erected AD 1836.
Page 63 - THE OLD ELM This tree has been standing here for an unknown period. It is believed to have existed before the settlement of Boston, being full grown in 1722, exhibited marks of old age in 1792, and was nearly destroyed by a storm, in 1832. Protected by an iron enclosure in 1854. JVC Smith, Mayor.
Page 124 - The Court agree to give Four Hundred Pounds towards a School or College, whereof Two Hundred Pounds shall be paid the next year, and Two Hundred Pounds when the work is finished, and the next Court to appoint where and what building.
Page 124 - Work; it pleased God to stir up the heart of one Mr. Harvard (a godly Gentleman and a lover of Learning, there living amongst us) to give the one halfe of his Estate (it being in all about 1700.£) towards the erecting of a Colledge, and all his Library: after him another gave 300£.
Page 27 - A terrific scene of war rages on the top of the hill. Wait for a favorable moment, when the volumes of fiery smoke roll away, and over the masts of that sixty-gun ship, whose batteries are blazing upon the hill, you behold Mr. Blackstone's farm changed to an ill-built town of about two thousand dwelling houses, mostly of wood ; with scarce any public buildings, but eight or nine churches, the old State House, and Faneuil Hall...
Page 144 - CANNON and its fellow, belonging to a number of citizens of Boston were used in many engagements during the war. The other two, the property of the Government of Massachusetts, were taken by the enemy. By order of the United States, in Congress Assembled May 19, 1788...
Page 228 - You act dishonourably when you purchase at higher than the market price, in order that you may raise the market upon another buyer. You act dishonourably when you draw accommodation bills, and pass them to your banker for discount, as if they arose out of real transactions. You act dishonourably in every case wherein your external conduct is at variance with your real opinions. You act dishonourably if, when carrying on a prosperous trade, you do not allow your servants and assistants, through whose...
Page 229 - ... end. Everybody knows some one in his circle of acquaintance, who, though always active, has this want of energy. The distemper, if we may call it such, exhibits itself in various ways. In some cases, the man has merely an executive faculty when he should have a directive one ; in other language, he .makes a capital clerk for himself, when he ought to do the thinking of the business.
Page 152 - On the twenty-sixth day of September, AD 1828, this stone was erected by the Graduates of the University at Cambridge, in honor of its Founder, who died at Charlestown, on the twenty-sixth i day of September, AD 1638.
Page 152 - That one who merits so much from our literary men should no longer be without a monument, however humble, the graduates of the University of Cambridge, New England, have erected this stone, nearly two hundred years after his death, in pious and perpetual remembrance of John Harvard.

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