Proceedings at the Dedication of the Building for the Public Library of the City of Boston: January 1, 1858 : January 1, 1858 (Google eBook)

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City council, 1858 - Libraries - 194 pages
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Page 81 - Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Page 93 - Essays to do Good, which perhaps gave me a turn of thinking that had an influence on some of the principal future events of my life.
Page 102 - From all that dwell below the skies, Let the Creator's praise arise ; Let the Redeemer's name be sung, Through every land, by every tongue. 2. Eternal are thy mercies, Lord ; Eternal truth attends thy word : Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore, Till suns shall rise and set no more.
Page 63 - The works touching books are two: first libraries, which are as the shrines where all the relics of the ancient saints, full of true virtue and that without delusion or imposture, are preserved and reposed...
Page 96 - We afterwards obtain'da charter, the company being increased to one hundred : this was the mother of all the North American subscription libraries, now so numerous. It is become a great thing itself, and continually increasing. These libraries have improved the general conversation of the Americans, made the common tradesmen and farmers as intelligent as most gentlemen from other countries, and perhaps have contributed in some degree to the stand so generally made throughout the colonies in defence...
Page 77 - COME, Thou almighty King, Help, us Thy name to sing, Help us to praise ; Father all glorious, O'er all victorious, Come and reign over us, Ancient of days.
Page 92 - Historical Collections ; they were small chapmen's books, and cheap, 40 or 50 in all. My father's little library consisted chiefly of books in polemic divinity, most of which I read, and have since often regretted that at a time when I had such a thirst for knowledge, more proper books had not fallen in my way, since it was...
Page 92 - My father's little library consisted chiefly of books in polemic divinity, most of which I read, and have since often regretted that, at a time when I had such a thirst for knowledge, more proper books had not fallen in my way, since it was now resolved I should not be a clergyman.
Page 94 - I now had access to better books. An acquaintance with the apprentices of booksellers enabled me sometimes to borrow a small one, which I was careful to return soon and clean.
Page 121 - An Act of the Legislature of Massachusetts was soon afterwards passed, by which the City of Boston was empowered " to establish and maintain a Public Library, for the use of its inhabitants." But no effectual proceedings were then taken, under this new legislation. Towards the close of 1849 one important step towards the realization of the project of 1847 was made by an eminent statesman of Massachusetts, Mr. Edward EVERETT...

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