d, the infant referred to by Mr. Eddy in 1827, though now ('41) but six years old, and weak in its facilities compared with the present, was a lusty, growing youngster, and if not swallowing the canal itself, was swallowing its income and prospects by the rapidity of its own transit and continuous service.
A few years of plucky but profitless competition, and the regular operation of the canal was discontinued by vote of its directors.
The last boat passed through the lock at Billerica in 1852, and the waters of the Concord flowed on toward the Merrimack as of old; while that in the various levels found its way out, saving here and there a portion into which the surrounding territory drained.
The land it occupied, sold at auction or otherwise, soon underwent a radical change in some sections, by the leveling of the embankments, filling of the watercourses, and the removal of bridges and locks.
In Medford, Summer (first called Middlesex street), and Boston avenue mark its course,
nd prosperity of a country which contained such dear, such valuable friends, and the only comfort of which my mind was capable was indulging in the delightful hope of being at some future period permitted again to revisit a land so beloved, companions so regretted.
While in London in 1786, she became the wife of Mr. William Rowson, a friend of her father, and a leader of the band attached to the Royal Guards in London.
Of Mr. Rowson, Mr. J. T. Buckingham in his personal memories writes in 1852. There are probably many persons who recollect (for no one who heard can ever forget) the sublime and spirit-stirring tones of the old gentleman's trumpet when he played for the Boston Handel and Haydn Society the accompaniment to that magnificent air in the Messiah, The trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised.
One almost might see the graves opening and the dust quickening into life.
In the same year Mrs. Rowson published by subscription, and under the patronage of her grace, the