perience as well.
And yet, after reading what he said about the educational antiquary, one is struck with these lines, pasted just below his printed signature on a circular regarding the Clergyman's Aid Society.
It seems as if he may have again been looking into the future.
Consoling. You'll be forgotten as old debts By persons who are used to borrow; Forgotten as the sun that sets When shines a new one on the morrow. Forgotten, like the luscious peach That blessed the school boy last September; Forgotten, like a maiden speech Which all men praise, but none remember.
But later he wrote these lines, when he was in a reminiscent mood, and dated them 1865.
And though some hopes I cherished once Died most untimely in their birth, Yet I have been beloved and blest Beyond the measure of my worth.
The question arose as to how fully these clippings represented the newspaper accounts of Brooks' work, and so it seemed well to examine a file of a cotemporary newspaper.
it is probable that it was not all to be consumed by Cox.
From the first some trouble had grown up between Cox and the directors, and this culminated, 19 July, by a vote to dismiss him, it appearing improper that Mr. Lemuel Cox should be continued in their service for any longer time, it was therefore voted unanimously that he be discharged and that the sum of $55, being the whole of the gratuity promised to him, and his wages to this time, be paid to him in full.
With the advent of September the bridge was near completion.
The first pier was raised 3 May, 1788, the last pier 6 September, 1788.
It was opened for public travel 24 September, 1788; its cost was $16,000. The bridge measured 1,484 feet without the abutments, which added thirty-six feet more.
It had ninety-three piers, and a draw thirty feet wide, which played with such ease that two boys of ten years old may raise it.
Here is one item of interest: the tolls were farmed, and when George Washington, as President
th the early years of several lines of church activity, and she was brought up in the atmosphere of the First Parish Church, becoming a devoted Unitarian, to which faith she continued loyal during her long life.
Obeying the apostolic injunction, give attention to reading, she found solace and comfort not only in the secular literature of the day but in the religous publications and especially in her church paper, the Christian Register.
After thirteen years of widowhood and after but a brief illness, she entered into the future life on September 2, 1906.
While loyal to the faith in which she was reared, she was courteous to and tolerant of the differing opinions of others, and it was fitting that ere her mortal remains were borne to the silent city (Oak Grove) in her native town, words of appreciative memorial should be spoken by the clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal church who found a home beneath her roof and who assisted her own pastor in the burial service.— M. W. M