e for two-flat houses.
These and the less pretentious ones of that period can readily be identified by careful observers.
With these came the call for increased school accommodation and for a meeting-place or social center.
So for this latter was the subscription list and funds the historian and committee mention, and we are told the new school building was for a little time thus used.
In 1852 the West Medford Lyceum and Library Association was incorporated, and continued operative until 1871, and may have had its earlier meetings in the school hall, or until the building known as Mystic hall was erected in 1852.
This was done by Mr. T. P. Smith, who was alluded to by Mr. Caldwell in his minority report.
Mr. Smith had purchased the almshouse just vacated by the town, thus adding the old town farm to his extensive domain, which stretched away to the river and on which was the large house in which he lived.
(See Register, Vol.
XI, No. 3, frontispiece, for this and Mystic hall.
d it as anonymous.
Only after printing it had he learned it was not his friend's.
He was very glad to hear of the true author and as he was to issue a new edition of Child life he would give the credit of the poem to Miss Smith if she would accept the additions and alterations.
The second edition was printed, but by some typographical error the author's name was given as Clara instead of Carrie Smith.
Here is her poem, and beside it is the poem as accredited to Whittier, appearing in 1871.
Jack-in-the-pulpit. Jack, in his pulpit, Preaches today, Under the green trees, Just over the way, Close by the mossy Stone wall; on the air Ringeth the Lily-bells Calling us there. Come—hear what his reverence Will have to say To his audience, this sweet, Calm, Sabbath-day. Out in the free, pure air, As, we've been told, The Puritans preached— Our fathers of old-00 Thus Jack discourses 'Neath the blue skies; As theirs—perhaps his words May prove as wise. Lovely the canopy O'er his head <