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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 49 49 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 48 48 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 17 17 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 13 13 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 8 8 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 4 4 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 3 3 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906 3 3 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 3 3 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 2 2 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
spirit and conduct, in spite of great temptations to the contrary. From these we turned to the humbler tomb of Thomas Longhorn, the town drummer, who died in 1685, aged about 68 years, or of Thomas Fox, whose death was in 1693, and who had a quarter of a century before been ordered by the selectmen to look to the youth in time of public worship, & to inform against such as he find disorderly ; or, perhaps with vague curiosity to that of Jane, a negro servant to Andrew Boardman, who died in 1741, when Massachusetts still held slaves. These larger tombs, by reason of their horizontal position, afforded excellent seats for schoolboys, intent perhaps on exploring the results of their walnutting or chestnutting; or possibly a defiant nap might be there indulged. I have often wished that I had learned from Lowell on which of them he sat during that Hallowe'en night when he watched there vainly for ghosts. Only one of these longer epitaphs was in English; and the frequent Eheu, or