A Municipal History Of The Town And City Of Boston During Two Centuries; From September 17, 1630…

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byJosiah Quincy

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII. CITY GOVERNMENT. 1830. Harrison Gray Otis, Mayor. An Ode, pronounced before the Inhabitants of Boston, on the 17th of September, 1830, at the Centennial Celebration of the Setdement of the City. By Charles Sprague. Not to the Pagan's mount I turn, For inspiration now; Olympus and its gods I spurn -- Pure One, be with me, Thou! Thou, in whose awful name, From suffering and from shame, Our Fathers fled, and braved a pathless sea; Thou, in whose holy fear, They fixed an empire here, And gave it to their Children and to Thee. n. And You! ye bright ascended Dead, "Who scorned the bigot's yoke, Come, round this place your influence shed; Your spirits I invoke. Come, as ye came of yore, When on an unknown shore, Your daring hands the flag of faith unfurled, To float sublime, Through future time, The beacon-banner of another world. m. Behold! they come -- those sainted forms, Unshaken through the strife of storms ; Heaven's winter cloud hangs coldly down, And earth puts on its rudest frown ; But colder, ruder was the hand, That drove them from their own fair land; Their own fair land -- refinement's chosen seat, Art's trophied dwelling, learning's green retreat; By valor guarded, and by victory crowned, For all, but gentle charity, renowned. With streaming eye, yet steadfast heart, Even from that land they dared to part, And burst each tender tie; Haunts, where their sunny youth was passed, Homes, where they fondly hoped at last In peaceful age to die ; Friends, kindred, comfort, all they spurned -- Their fathers' hallowed graves ; And to a world of darkness turned, Beyond a world of waves. IV. When Israel's race from bondage fled, Signs from on high the wanderers led; But here -- Heaven hung no symbol here, Their steps to guide, their souls to c...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII. CITY GOVERNMENT. 1830. Harrison Gray Otis, Mayor. An Ode, pronounced before the Inhabitants of Boston, on the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.39 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217673317

ISBN - 13:9780217673310

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