Old Charlestown: Historical, Biographical, Reminiscent

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J.H. West Company, 1902 - Charlestown (Boston, Mass.) - 527 pages
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Page 225 - HERE WAS BURIED THOMAS JEFFERSON AUTHOR OF THE DECLARATION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, OF THE STATUTE OF VIRGINIA FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, AND FATHER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA: because by these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered.
Page 247 - 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 302 - — the whole apparatus, with the exception of a wooden clock which formed part of it, having been made by himself. In 1837 he abandoned his...
Page 339 - The only songs I know Are those my mother used to sing For me long years ago.
Page 214 - Library of American Biography; " "Principles of Political Economy applied to the Condition, Resources, and Institutions of the American People...
Page 103 - He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.
Page 340 - Then sweetly rose the singer's voice Amid unwonted calm, " Am I a soldier of the cross A follower of the lamb? " And shall I fear to own His cause?" — The very stream was stilled, And hearts that never throbbed with fear With tender thoughts were filled. Ended the song, the singer said, As to his feet he rose, "Thanks to you all, my friends; good night, God grant us sweet repose.
Page 475 - SECTION 2. There shall be chosen, annually, on the first Monday of February, or within sixty days thereafter, by concurrent vote of the two branches of the City Council, a City Engineer, who shall be a resident of Boston. He shall hold his office for one year from the first Monday of April...
Page 301 - During his absence abroad he had been elected professor of the literature of the arts of design, in the University of the City of New York, and this work occupied his attention for some time.
Page 248 - We now and then see stretching across the heavens a clear, blue, cerulean sky, without cloud or mist or haze. And such appears to VOL. in. 21 me our acquaintance from the time when I heard you for a week recite your lessons in the little school-house in Short street, to the date hereof,

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