sisters, would well nigh have passed from the memory of living men.
At times it seems to have come over Charles Brooks that perhaps his three years of hard, though ultimately successful work might not have secured a firm place in history.
In 1845, we find that in a letter giving an account of his labors he tried to forecast the future.
He indulged in a little fancy and said, Some educational antiquary, in his pardonable weakness, may show my lectures fifty years hence as they sometimes shthrough failing eyesight, he was compelled to resign.
One result of this foreign study was the compilation of a text-book entitled Elements of Ornithology, a copy of which he gave to the library at Harvard University.
Two years later, that is, 1845, we find him on the Boston school committee, and, as usual, active in the work.
In 1848, still carrying out his old desire to do something concerning a cause which aroused sympathy, he instituted the Society for the Relief of Aged and Destitute C