where Brooks laid it down, and to him fell the application of the remedy Brooks had shown, and with this application went also the antagonism, yes, the contumely of those to whom the advance in education brought discomfort.
Mann's work is recorded in detail in many places.
Let there be also recorded the work of the man who brought the support of the public; the high-minded, the self-sacrificing man of charming personality—Charles Brooks.
The following poem appeared in Weatherwise's Almanack for 1799, printed in Medford by Nathaniel Coverly:—
The Withered Rose. Sweet object of the zephr's kiss, Come Rose, come courted to my bower: Queen of the banks!
the garden's bliss, Come and abash yon tawdry flower. Why call us to revokeless doom? With grief the opening buds reply; Not suffered to extend our bloom, Scarce born, alas!
before we die! Man having passed appointed years, Ours are but days—the scene must close And when fate's messenger appears, What is he but a Withered