bygone days (Short shrift was his for childhood's naughtier ways!) And gave us all he had with purpose true, His zeal, his learning, and his muscle too; But when.
self-spent, the sudden tempest past, What genial sunshine poured on us at last!
Mr. Forbes resigned on account of ill-health and afterward accepted the mastership in a Charlestown grammar school.
Mr. Isaac Ames (Dartmouth, 1839) took the position March 16, 1841, and held it till April 1, 1844.
His absence of four weeks in 1841 was supplied by Mr. A. K. Hathaway, who afterwards became principal of the Centre Grammar School and still later the head of a successful private school on Ashland Street.
Mr. Ames became a lawyer in Boston and was Judge of Probate for Suffolk County for nineteen years, till his death in 1877, at the age of fifty-seven years.
Mr. M. T. Gardner resigned his mastership in the East Grammar School, April 14, 1844, to take that of the High School till September 14 of the same year.
ul stations in life.
The word fear, too, was not to be found in his dictionary.
When, in the month of May, 1818, the Canton packet blew up in our harbor, Mr. Rich was the first to leap upon her blazing deck to rescue the crew, utterly heedless of the possibility of another explosion.
For thirty-three years he was a trustee of the Humane Society and for fifteen years its president.
He superintended the building and location of eighteen life-boats provided by the Legislature of 1840 and 1841.
The few last weeks that he spent upon earth were among the happiest of his life.
It was a privilege to visit him in his sick chamber—to see the power of faith triumphing over bodily pain and the hope of immortality victorious over the fear of death.
Cheerful he gave his being up and went to share the holy rest that waits a life well spent.
The other two privateers, the Avon and the Aboellino, were built too late to take an active part in the war.
Meanwhile, on the Pacific ocean,