Mount Auburn Cemetery: Including Also a Brief History and Description of Cambridge, Harvard University, and the Union Railway Company ...

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Moses King, 1883 - Cambridge (Mass.) - 102 pages
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Page 24 - Once, ah, once, within these walls, One whom memory oft recalls, The Father of his Country, dwelt. And yonder meadows, broad and damp, The fires of the besieging camp Encircled with a burning belt. Up and down these echoing stairs, Heavy with the weight of cares, Sounded his majestic tread ; Yes, within this very room Sat he in those hours of gloom, Weary both in heart and head.
Page 21 - ... representatives, and thirty other gentlemen, (fifteen clergymen resident in Boston and vicinity, and fifteen laymen,) elected by the legislature. The faculty of instruction, embracing the professional and scientific schools, consists of the president, twenty-eight professors, five tutors, and several teachers. The degree of bachelor of arts is conferred at the close of a course of four years' study. The term of study in the Divinity School is three years, and in the Law School three years. The...
Page 38 - The voice at midnight came; He started up to hear ; A mortal arrow pierced his frame — He fell, but felt no fear.
Page 40 - Two other statues have been added, one of John Adams, the second President of the United States, and the other of James Otis, the American patriot. This Chapel is the second erected upon the spot. The first was built in 1848, but after having been erected a few months, began to show signs of decay. The atmosphere acted upon the stono of the outer walls, and rapidly decomposed and stained it, owing to the fact that it contained iron.
Page 73 - Each tender tie, dissolved with pain, With endless bliss is crowned ; All that was dead, revives again ; All that was lost, is found.
Page 60 - Peace to thee, man of God ! Thine earthly toils are o'er, The thorny path is trod, The Shepherd trod before : Full well he kept his word, — " I 'm with thee to the end ; Fear not ! I am the Lord, Thy never-failing friend.
Page 27 - But HE in whose pure faith we come, Who in a gloomier garden lay, Assured us of a brighter home, And rose, and led the glorious way. " His word we trust ! When life shall end, Here be our long, long slumber passed ; To the first garden's doom we bend, And bless the promise of the last." The Massachusetts Horticultural Society were proprietors of the Cemetery grounds until the incorporation of the " Proprietors of the Cemetery of Mount Auburn," in the year 1835, when all the rights of the former society...
Page 34 - Celeste," and as author of various other scientific communications, memoirs, &c. A memoir of his life has been published, and to it we refer those who desire to gain further information concerning one whose " name," as Mr. Quincy, in his History of Harvard University, says, " became, before his death, identified with the loftiest branches of science, and united indissolubly with those of Newton and La Place.
Page 72 - Oh ! when a Mother meets on high The Babe she lost in infancy, Hath she not then, for pains and fears, The day of woe, the watchful night, For all her sorrow, all her tears, An over-payment of delight...

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