Massachusetts of Today: A Memorial of the State, Historical and Biographical, Issued for the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago

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Columbia publishing Company, 1892 - Digital images - 619 pages

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Page 67 - Illinois, in celebration of the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.
Page 22 - ... that learning may not be buried in the grave of our fathers in the Church and Commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors, It is therefore ordered, That every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...
Page 266 - Professor of Political Economy and History in the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale College...
Page 19 - I am now going to state three facts, which will startle a large class of readers on this side of the Atlantic, very much. Firstly, there is a joint-stock piano in a great many of the boarding-houses.
Page 55 - In the same year that he became agent of the land office, he was admitted to the bar and engaged in the practice of law. He engaged in practice in partnership with MH Maynard.
Page 376 - The Constitutional Relations of the American Colonies to the English Government at the Commencement of the American Revolution," and each study supplements the other.
Page 19 - Firstly, there is a joint-stock piano in a great many of the boarding-houses. Secondly, nearly all these young ladies subscribe to circulating libraries. Thirdly, they have got up among themselves a periodical called THE LOWELL OFFERING, "A repository of original articles, written exclusively by females actively employed in the mills...
Page 264 - England; or that on the evening of the day on which he was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States he gave a lecture in Washington on "The Curriculum of the Prophets in Ancient Israel.
Page 209 - Little is too high or too low for the comment of this down-east philosopher. A kind of attenuated Franklin, he views things and folks with the less robustness, but with keener distinction and insight. His pertinent maxims are so frequent that it seems, as was said of Emerson, as if he had jotted them down from time to time and here first brought them to application ; they are apothegms of common life and action, often of mental experience, strung together by a device so original as to make the work...
Page 63 - Board, is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, and many other learned societies.

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