Boston and Vicinity: Including Cambridge, Arlington, Lexington, Concord, Quincy, Plymouth, Salem and Marblehead. Historic Landmarks and Points of Interest and how to See Them ...

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Chapple Publishing Company, 1923 - 135 էջ

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Էջ 90 - As you are now so once was I; As I am now, so you must be Prepare for death and follow me.
Էջ 111 - ... Here I have written many tales, — many that have been burned to ashes, many that doubtless deserved the same fate. This claims to be called a haunted chamber, for thousands upon thousands of visions have appeared to me in it ; and some few of them have become visible to the world. If ever I should have a biographer, he ought to make great mention of this chamber in my memoirs, because so much of my lonely youth was wasted here...
Էջ 79 - God wills us free ; — man wills us slaves. I will as God wills ; God's will be done. Here lies the body of JOHN JACK A native of Africa who died March, 1773, aged about sixty years.
Էջ 79 - By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the ruined bridge has swept Down the dark stream which seaward creeps. On this green bank, by this soft stream, We set to-day a votive stone; That memory may their deed redeem, When...
Էջ 73 - Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war let it begin here,
Էջ 123 - WE sat within the farmhouse old, Whose windows, looking o'er the bay, Gave to the sea-breeze, damp and cold, An easy entrance, night and day. Not far away we saw the port, — The strange, old-fashioned, silent town, — The lighthouse, — the dismantled fort, — The wooden houses, quaint and brown. We sat and talked until the night, Descending, filled the little room; Our faces faded from the sight, Our voices only broke the gloom. We spake of many a vanished scene, Of what we once had thought...
Էջ 78 - They came three thousand miles, and died, To keep the Past upon its throne; Unheard, beyond the ocean tide, Their English mother made her moan.
Էջ 78 - Here On the 19th of April, 1775, was made the first forcible resistance to British Aggression. On the opposite bank stood the American militia, and on this spot the first of the enemy fell in the War of the Revolution, which gave Independence to these United States. In gratitude to God, and in the love of Freedom, This monument was erected, AD 1836.
Էջ 79 - Though born in a land of slavery, He was born free ; Though he lived in a land of liberty, He lived a slave ; Till by his honest...
Էջ 65 - Near this spot Samuel Whittemore, then eighty years old, killed three British soldiers April 19, 1775. He was shot, bayonetted, beaten, and left for dead, but recovered and lived to be ninety-eight years of age.

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