Bowen's Picture of Boston: Or the Citizens and Stranger's Guide to the Metropolis of Massachusetts, and Its Environs. To which is Affixed the Annals of Boston

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Otis, Broaders, 1838 - Boston (Mass.) - 304 pages
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Page 38 - ... to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.30 29 John Adams, Works (CF Adams, edit., Boston, 1851-1856), IV, 302, in footnote; 80 American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Memoirs, as, XI (1888) , 78.
Page 48 - Annual Report of the Boston Society for the Religious and Moral Instruction of the Poor, October 25, 1826.
Page 34 - For admission, boys must be at least nine years old ; able to read correctly and with fluency, and to write running hand; they must know all the stops, marks, and abbreviations, and have sufficient knowledge of English grammar to parse common sentences in prose. The time of admission is the Friday and Saturday next preceding the Commencement at Cambridge, which two days are devoted to the examination of candidates. The regular course of instruction lasts five years ; and the School is divided into...
Page 14 - The forms and turnings of the streets of London, and other old towns, are produced by accident, without any original plan or design; but they are not always the less pleasant to the walker or spectator, on that account. On the contrary, if the city had been built on the regular plan of Sir Christopher Wren, the effect might have been, as we know it is in some new parts of the town, rather unpleasing; the uniformity might have produced weariness, and a slight degree of disgust.
Page 139 - Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God ; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone ; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord : in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Page 39 - THE professed design of our institution is to collect, preserve, and communicate materials for a complete history of this country, and of all valuable efforts of the ingenuity and industry of its inhabitants.
Page 34 - Likewise it was then generally agreed upon that our brother Philemon Pormont [or Purment] shalbe intreated to become scholemaster for the teaching and nourtering of children with us.
Page 173 - ... left to his Family only the honour of that Vote and Resolution. He was one of the largest Subscribers to raise money against the Rebels in Ireland. All these facts may be seen in the Journal of the House of Commons.
Page 271 - On the South there is a small, but pleasant Common where the Gallants a little before Sun-set walk with their Marmalet-Madams, as we do in Morefields, &c. till the nine a clock Bell rings them home to their respective habitations, when presently the Constables walk their rounds to see good orders kept, and to take up loose people.
Page 112 - All persons are to take notice, that, by order of the court, the doors of this house are shut up, and that they are inhibited to hold any meeting therein, or to open the doors thereof, without license from authority, till the General Court take further order, as they will answer the contrary at their peril.

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