King's Hand-book of Boston

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M. King, 1878 - Boston (Mass.) - 294 pages

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Page 153 - We are the first ring of Bells cast for the British Empire in North America, AR, 1744.
Page 154 - The subscription for these Bells was begun by John Hammock and Robert Temple, church wardens, anno 1743 ; completed by Robert Jenkins and John Gould, church wardens, anno 1744." Seventh : "Since Generosity has opened our mouths, our tongues shall ring aloud its praise, 1744.
Page 265 - ... obtained, of the extent of one hundred and forty-two thousand square feet. All this was accomplished in the centre of a populous city, not only without any tax, debt, or burden upon its pecuniary resources...
Page 154 - 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 120 - This school is intended as a training-school for the purpose of qualifying teachers and masters of industrial drawing. Its specific aim at present is to prepare teachers for the industrial drawingschools of the State, who shall also be able to direct and superintend the instruction in this branch in the public schools.
Page 121 - College, for the purpose of teaching medicine, music, drawing, designing, telegraphy and other branches of art, science and industry best calculated to enable the scholars to acquire an independent livelihood.
Page 116 - November, 1880, and is said to be " the largest structure in America devoted to educational purposes, and the largest in the world as a free public school.
Page 81 - In the Public Garden in Boston there has been erected a monument to the memory of the discoverer of ether, the donor being, at the time, unable to mention the individual to whom it should be dedicated. Upon one face is this inscription : — "To commemorate the discovery that the inhaling of ether causes insensibility to pain, first proven to the world at the Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, October, 1846.
Page 153 - Bell—' This peal of eight Bells is the gift of a number of generous persons to Christ Church, in Boston, NE anno 1744, AR' 2d Bell—' This church was founded in the year 1723, Timothy Cutler, DD the first Rector, AR 1744.
Page 215 - The society was organized January 6, 1811, for the purpose of promoting emulation and inquiry among the students at the Medical School connected with Harvard University.

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