Bacon's Dictionary of Boston

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1886 - Boston (Mass.) - 469 pages
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Page 232 - Certainly, — said the schoolmistress, — with much pleasure. Think, — I said, — before you answer ; if you take the long path with me now, I shall interpret it that we are to part no more! The schoolmistress stepped back with a sudden movement, as if an arrow had struck her. One of the long granite blocks used as seats was hard by, — the one you may still see close by the Gingko-tree. Pray, sit down, — I said. No, no, she answered, softly, — I will walk the long path with you...
Page 163 - ... to such young married artificers, under the age of twentyfive years, as have served an apprenticeship in the said town, and faithfully fulfilled the duties required in their indentures, so as to obtain a good moral character from at least two respectable citizens) who are willing to become their sureties, in a bond...
Page 163 - Boston then lay out, at their discretion, one hundred thousand pounds in public works, which may be judged of most general utility to the inhabitants; such as fortifications, bridges, aqueducts, public buildings, baths, pavements, or whatever may make living in the town more convenient to its people, and render it more agreeable to strangers resorting thither for health or a temporary residence.
Page 186 - ... and it is further ordered, that where any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families or householders they shall set up a grammar school, the master thereof being able to instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the university...
Page 159 - Weekly ; and all Persons who have any Houses, Lands, Tenements, Farmes, Ships, Vessels, Goods, Wares or Merchandizes, &c., to be Sold or Lett; or Servants Runaway; or Goods Stoll or Lost, may have the same Inserted at a Reasonable Rate ; from Twelve Pence to Five Shillings, and not to exceed : Who may agree with Nicholas Boone for the same at his Shop next door to Major Davis's, Apothecary in Boston near the Old Meeting House. " All Persons in Town and Country may have said NewsLetter Weekly upon...
Page 232 - One of these runs down from opposite Joy Street southward across the whole length of the Common to Boylston Street. We called it the long path, and were fond of it. I felt very weak indeed (though of a tolerably robust habit) as we came opposite the head of this path on that morning. I think I tried to speak twice without making myself distinctly audible. At last I got out the question,. Will you take the long path with me? Certainly...
Page 141 - 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 297 - The Overseers of the Poor are likewise incorporated as a Board of Trustees, of John Boylston's and other charitable funds, left for the assistance of persons of good character, and advanced age, " who have been reduced by misfortune to indigence and want.
Page 4 - ... to found and perpetuate a library of books, pamphlets, and manuscripts, and a collection of portraits and relics of the past ; and to do whatever else — within the limits of its charter — shall aerve to illustrate Congregational history, and promote the general interests of the Congregational churches.
Page 159 - That some thing may be done towards the Curing, or at least the Charming of that Spirit of Lying, which prevails amongst us, wherefore nothing shall be entered, but what we have reason to believe is true, repairing to the best fountains for our Information.

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