Our Colonial Homes by Samuel Adams DrakeOur Colonial Homes by Samuel Adams Drake

Our Colonial Homes

bySamuel Adams Drake

Paperback | January 2, 2012

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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. 1894. Excerpt: ... Well, it is the real Hingham that we are now seeking with all our eyes. What is to be seen there besides its picturesque features -- its superb sea-views, its magnificent drives to Nantasket Beach or over the Jerusalem Road? We answer, come with us and see. Placidly seated on the brow of the hill that finely overlooks the harbor is Hingham's quaint old meeting-house -- precious heirloom THE OLD SHIP, HINGHAM, MASS. of the past! -- which is certainly curious enough, inside and out, to excite the unstinted wonder of a worshipper in modern temples. In Hingham it holds the post of honor, both as respects its situation, and as respects that faint little spark of sentiment which we are doing our best to keep alive by such frequent use of the bellows. It is going down the vale of years in a beautiful old age. This building has now been standing two fully completed centuries. If, unfortunately, it should be destroyed to-morrow, we shall have lost the oldest church edifice of English handiwork not a ruin in all the Union. How many useless regrets there would be! Where should we ever get another? What a pity it is that such monuments -- monuments of peace -- could not be as indestructible as those at Saratoga or Bunker Hill -- monuments of war! Just look at it! Nothing like it, I fancy, has ever come across your puzzled vision before. Compare that short, sharp, decisive-looking spire, springing up from that quaint little turret above such a wilderness of sloping roof, with the tall steeples, stately mediaeval architecture, and luxurious belongings of churches of the same denomination of a more modern date. Perhaps when this house was building, not a few of the frugal husbandmen or fishermen, who then constituted the congregation, may have thought it a most remarkable manifestation of human pr...
Title:Our Colonial HomesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217524389

ISBN - 13:9780217524384