What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
afterwards American artillery battle Beacon Street became Benjamin Boston Bostonians Bowdoin Boylston Brattle Street brick British building built Bunker Hill called Captain Charles Charles Bulfinch Charlestown Coffee House Colonel colony command Common Congress Copp's Hill corner Cornhill Court Dock Square early England erected Faneuil Hall father feet fire Franklin frigate front Gage gave Governor Green ground guns Hancock Hanover Street honor Hull hundred Hutchinson James John John Adams Joseph Barrell King's Chapel known Lafayette land Lane Liberty Tree lieutenant-governor lived mansion Massachusetts merchant monument Neck North End occupied officers Old South Old State House original Otis passed Peter Faneuil present Province House Quincy regiment removed residence Revolution Samuel Adams School ship side society Square Stamp Act stands stone stood Street Church Tavern theatre Thomas tion took town Tremont Street troops vessel Warren Washington Webster West Wharf William Winthrop
Page 205 - Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap, Each in his narrow cell forever laid, The rude Forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Page 296 - Yes, that blessed name imparts Comfort to those, who in the grave have sown The seed, that they had garnered in their hearts, Their bread of life, alas ! no more their own. Into its furrows shall we all be cast, In the sure faith, that we shall rise again At the great harvest, when the...
Page 84 - I cry aloud to all and sundry, in my plainest accents, and at the very tiptop of my voice. Here it is, gentlemen ! Here is the good liquor ! Walk up, walk up, gentlemen, walk up, walk up ! Here is the superior stuff!
Page 184 - Then the Master, With a gesture of command, Waved his hand; And at the word, Loud and sudden there was heard, All around them and below, The sound of hammers, blow on blow, Knocking away the shores and spurs. And see! she stirs! She starts,— she moves,— she seems to feel The thrill of life along her keel, And, spurning with her foot the ground, With one exulting, joyous bound, She leaps into the ocean's arms!
Page 181 - Others may use the ocean as their road, Only the English make it their abode, Whose ready sails with every wind can fly, And make a covenant with the inconstant sky : Our oaks secure, as if they there took root, We tread on billows with a steady foot.
Page 51 - Then to advise how war may best upheld Move by her two main nerves, iron and gold, In all her equipage...
Page 77 - Certain it is, that, some fifteen or twenty years after the settlement of the town, the wooden jail was already marked with weather-stains and other indications of age, which gave a yet darker aspect to its beetlebrowed and gloomy front. The rust on the ponderous iron-work of its oaken door looked more antique than anything else in the new world. Like all that pertains to crime, it seemed never to have known a youthful era.
Page 266 - Should the tempest of war overshadow our land, Its bolts could ne'er rend freedom's temple asunder; For, unmoved, at its portal would Washington stand. And repulse, with his breast, the assaults of the thuuder ! His sword from the sleep Of its scabbard would leap, And conduct, with its point, every flash to the deep ! For ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves, While the earth bears a plant or the sea rolls its waves.
Page 214 - IN the ancient town of Bruges, In the quaint old Flemish city, As the evening shades descended, Low and loud and sweetly blended, Low at times and loud at times, And changing like a poet's rhymes, Rang the beautiful wild chimes From the Belfry in the market Of the ancient town of Bruges.
Page 274 - In that building, long and low, With its windows all a-row, Like the port-holes of a hulk, Human spiders spin and spin, Backward down their threads so thin Dropping, each a hempen bulk. At the end, an open door; Squares of sunshine on the floor Light the long and dusky lane; And the whirring of a wheel, Dull and drowsy, makes me feel All its spokes are in my brain.