Rand, McNally & Co.'s Handy Guide to Boston and Environs

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Rand, McNally & Company, 1895 - Boston (Mass.) - 154 pages
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Page 36 - By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the ruined bridge has swept Down the dark stream which seaward creeps. On this green bank, by this soft stream, We set to-day a votive stone; That memory may their deed redeem, When...
Page 60 - They maintained a large family comfortably, and brought up thirteen children and seven grandchildren reputably. From this instance, reader, Be encouraged to diligence in thy calling, And distrust not Providence. He was a pious and prudent man; She, a discreet and virtuous woman.
Page 75 - The mode of education now adopted, and the branches of knowledge that are taught at our English Grammar schools, are not sufficiently extensive, nor otherwise calculated to bring the powers of the mind into operation, nor to qualify a youth to fill usefully and respectably many of those stations, both public and private, in which he may be placed.
Page 112 - promote the study of the history of Boston, and the preservation of its antiquities.
Page 75 - A parent who wishes to give a child an education that shall fit him for active life, and shall serve as a foundation for eminence in his profession whether Mercantile or Mechanical, is under the necessity of giving him a different education from any which our public schools can now furnish. Hence, many children are separated from their parents and sent to private academies in this vicinity, to acquire that instruction which cannot be obtained at the public seminaries.
Page 132 - The great merit of Boston Harbor lies in a happy conjunction of many favorable elements, among which we may distinguish as most important the facility and safety of its approaches, the ample width and depth of its entrances, and, above all, the shelter and tranquillity of its roadsteads. Perhaps there is no other harbor in the world where the inlets from the ocean are better adjusted to the amplitude of the interior basins, or whose excellent holding-grounds are so easy of access and yet so land-locked.
Page 56 - The signal lanterns of Paul Revere displayed in the steeple of this church April 18, 1775, warned the country of the march of the British troops to Lexington and Concord.
Page 54 - Ministers as shall be by them and their successors from time to time orderly and regularly admitted for the Pastor or Teacher to the said Church or Assembly, and for the accommodation of the...
Page 71 - Peabody, for a meeting of those interested in the subject "of cultivating and improving a correct taste in the performance of sacred music.
Page 109 - Boston, in order To raise the needy above the need of relief, prevent begging and imposition, and diminish pauperism. To encourage thrift, self-dependence and industry through friendly intercourse, advice and sympathy, and to aid the poor to help themselves. To prevent children from growing up as paupers. To aid in the diffusion of knowledge on subjects connected with the relief of the poor.

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