Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of Concord, September 12, 1885: 1635-1885

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town, 1885 - Concord (Mass.) - 95 pages
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Page 92 - That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow • warmer among the ruins of lona.
Page 44 - Town- meetings are to liberty what primary schools are to science; they bring it within the people's reach, they teach men how to use and how to enjoy it. A nation may establish a system of free government, but without the spirit of municipal institutions it cannot have the spirit of liberty.
Page 75 - O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength ; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.
Page 47 - He returned from courts or congresses to sit down, with unaltered humility, in the church or in the town-house, on the plain wooden bench where honor came and sat down beside him.
Page 66 - I can say, perhaps, that under the old fashion which still existed when I was young, I was ' bound out ' to Concord for a period of time ; and I must say that she treated me very kindly. ... I then for the first time made the acquaintance of Mr. Emerson ; and I still recall, with a kind of pathos, as Dante did that of his old teacher, Brunetto Latini, ' La cara e buona imagine paterna,' 'The dear and good paternal image,' which he showed me here ; and I can also finish the quotation and say, ' And...
Page 38 - But for counter intelligence, we should have had forty thousand men, well equipped and ready to march this morning. Send a written express to the foreman of this committee, when you have occasion for our martial assistance ; we shall attend your summons, and shall glory in having a share in the honor of ridding our country of the yoke of tyranny, which our forefathers have not borne, neither will we...
Page 88 - Here is interred the remains of JAMES MINOTT ESQ. AM an Excelling Grammarian, Enriched with the Giit of Prayer and Preaching, a Commanding Officer, a Physician of Great Value, a Great Lover of Peace as well as of Justice, and which was His greatest Glory, a Gent'n of distinguished Virtue and Goodness, happy in a Virtuous Posterity, and living Religiously Died Comfortably, Sept.
Page 8 - John Buttrick and Capt. Isaac Davis, whose valour and example excited their fellow citizens to a successful resistance of a superior number of British troops at Concord Bridge the 19th of April. 1775, which was the beginning of a contest in arms that ended in American Independence.
Page 4 - It is ordered that there shalbe a plantacon att Musketequid & that there shalbe 6 myles of land square to belong to it, & that the inhabitants thereof shall have three yeares imunities from all publ[ic] charges except traineings; Further, that when any that plant there shall have occacon of carryeing of goods thither, they shall repaire to two of the nexte magistrates where the teames are, whoe shall have...
Page 4 - ... power for a yeare to presse draughts, att reasonable rates, to be payde by the owners of the goods, to transport their goods thither att seasonable tymes ; & the name of the place is changed, & here after to be called Concord.

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