Historic Houses and Spots in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Near-by Towns

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Ginn, 1897 - 144 pages

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Page 53 - 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...
Page 8 - 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.
Page 112 - As ancient is this hostelry As any in the land may be, Built in the old Colonial day, When men lived in a grander way, With ampler hospitality; A kind of old Hobgoblin Hall, Now somewhat fallen to decay, With weather-stains upon the wall, And stairways worn, and crazy doors, And creaking and uneven floors, And chimneys huge, and tiled and talL A region of repose it seems, A place of slumber and of dreams, Remote among the wooded hills!
Page 52 - Here, On the 19th of April, 1775, Was made The first forcible resistance To British aggression. On the opposite Bank, Stood the American Militia. Here stood the invading Army, And on this spot The first of the enemy fell In the War of that Revolution Which gave Independence To these United States. In gratitude to God, And In the love of freedom, This Monument Was erected AD 1836.
Page 139 - Let it rise! let it rise till it meet the sun in his coming; let the earliest light of the morning gild it, and parting day linger and play on its summit.
Page 43 - No Berserk thirst of blood had they, No battle-joy was theirs, who set Against the alien bayonet Their homespun breasts in that old day. Their feet had trodden peaceful ways ; They loved not strife, they dreaded pain ; They saw not, what to us is plain, That God would make man's wrath his praise. No seers were...
Page 93 - 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 62 - ... yielded him the choice. So, at the place where the deputy's land was to begin, there were two great stones, which they called the Two Brothers, in remembrance that they were brothers by their children's marriage, and did so brotherly agree, and for that a little creek near those stones was to part their lands.
Page 19 - The Aspens — one and all, With solemn groan And hollow moan Lament a comrade's fall ! A goodly Elm, of noble girth, That, thrice the human span — While on their variegated course The constant Seasons ran — Through gale, and hail, and fiery bolt, Had stood erect as Man. But now, like mortal Man himself, Struck down by hand of God, Or heathen Idol tumbled prone Beneath th...
Page 12 - WE love the venerable house Our fathers built to God ; — In heaven are kept their grateful vows, Their dust endears the sod.

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