Old Copp's Hill and Burial Ground: With Historical Sketches

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Industrial school Press, 1891 - Boston (Mass.) - 57 pages
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Page 9 - If the British march By land or sea from the town tonight, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,— One, if by land, and two, if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country folk to be up and to arm.
Page 45 - And the green turf lie lightly on thy breast : There shall the morn her earliest tears bestow, There the first roses of the year shall blow; While angels with their silver wings o'ershade The ground, now sacred by thy reliques made.
Page 9 - By the trembling ladder, steep and tall, To the highest window in the wall, Where he paused to listen and look down A moment on the roofs of the town And the moonlight flowing over all.
Page 8 - This peal of eight bells is the gift of a number of generous persons to Christ Church in Boston, New England, Anno 1744, AR" The second, " This Church was founded in the year 1723, Timothy Cutler, Doctor in Divinity, the first rector, AR, 1744." The third says, " We are the first ring of bells cast for the British Empire, in North America, AR, 1744.
Page 39 - Yes ! I to the end shall endure As sure as the earnest is given : More happy, but not more secure, The glorified spirits in heaven.
Page 11 - ... building tombs, one of them found the earth so loose that he settled his bar into it the whole length with a single effort. The superintendent directed him to proceed till he found solid earth. About six feet below the bottom of the cellar he found a coffin, covered with a coarse linen cloth, sized with gum, which, on boiling, became white, and the texture as firm as if it had been recently woven. Within this coffin was another, protected from the air in a similar manner, and the furniture was...
Page 45 - Stop here, my friend, and cast an eye. As you are now, so once was I; As I am now, so you must be. Prepare for death and follow me.
Page 8 - Savage in 1730. The organ was made by Thomas Johnston in 1759. The interior was rebuilt by Mr. Goodrich about sixty years ago. The figures of the cherubim in front of the organ and the chandelier were taken from a French vessel, by the privateer " Oucen of Hungary," and presented to thechurchin 1746 by Captain Grushea.
Page 29 - ... I was prohibited from entering the Common ; conceiving this hill to be the property of the Company, I marched them there as a place no one had a right to exclude them from.
Page 10 - 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.

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