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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
ery good rhyme, And you of Dorchester, your verses lengthen But with the text's own words you will them strengthen. Presidents Charles Chauncey and Urian Oakes published a few sermons — the latter offering one with the jubilant title, The Unconquerable, All Conquering and More than Conquering Soldier, which was appropriately produced on what was then called Artillery Election in 1674. President Increase Mather was one of the most voluminous authors of the Puritan period, and from his time (1701) down to the present day there have been few presidents of Harvard University who were not authors. All these men we Cambridge children knew, not by their writings, from which we happily escaped, but from their long-winded Latin inscriptions on the flat stones in the.Cambridge cemetery. These we studied and transcribed and, with a good deal of insecurity, translated; indeed, one boy whom I knew well, son of the college librarian, made a book of them all, which is still known to collector