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Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters, Chapter 6: the Transcendentalists (search)
ery. Perhaps he was at bottom too much of a radical to be swept off his feet by any reform. To our generation, of course, Emerson presents himself as an author of books, and primarily as an essayist, rather than as a winning, entrancing speaker. His essays have a greater variety of tone than is commonly recognized. Many of them, like Manners, Farming, books, eloquence, Old age, exhibit a shrewd prudential wisdom, a sort of Yankee instinct for the milk in the pan, that reminds one of Ben Franklin. Like most of the greater New England writers, he could be, on occasion, an admirable local historian. See his essays on Life and letters in New England, New England reformers, politics, and the successive entries in his Journal relating to Daniel Webster. He had the happiest gift of portraiture, as is witnessed by his sketches of Montaigne, of Napoleon, of Socrates (in the essay on Plato), of his aunt Mary Moody Emerson, of Thoreau, and of various types of Englishmen in his Englis
street, 1877 Hotels Adams, Washington street, kept by L. Adams, 1846 Albion, Tremont street, kept by Maj. Barton, 1836 Allen's, Causeway street, kept by Wm. Allen, 1855 American, 42 Hanover street, kept by M. M. Brigham, 1830 Ben Franklin, Morton Place, kept by Tom Morgan, 1851 Blackstone, 95 Hanover street, kept by D. Wise, 1837 Boston, on Brattle street, kept by Mrs. Batchelder, 1836 Boston, 641 Washington street, kept by S. Murdock, 1836 Boston, Harrison avenue a47 Evans, 175 Tremont street, kept by Mrs. Otis, 1865 Fenno's, Cornhill square, kept by William Fenno, 1830 Fitchburg, Canal and Causeway streets, kept by C. Brown, 1847 Fulton, Fulton and Cross streets, kept by Wier Willard, 1834 Franklin, 44 Merchants' Row, kept by D. Mixer, 1830 German, 155 Pleasant street, kept by C. Pfaff, 1836 Gibbs, Court square, kept by J. B. Gibbs, 1851 Gibson, 107 Milk street, kept by J. M. Gibson, 1834 Globe, Hanover and Commercial streets,
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Women of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony. (search)
ith great freedom of expression wrote of affairs which brought the wrath of the provincial officials upon him. Franklin printed an item regarding pirate vessels in the vicinity of Block Island, and that Captain Pete Papillion had raised a company and sailed against them. It was an impolitic item to print, but was a scoop on the part of an inexperienced printer. The following day he was brought before the governor on the Speakers' warrant, and spent a month in jail. His younger brother, Ben Franklin, only seventeen years old, became editor for a time, and for legal reasons his name continued as publisher for three or four years. The printshop of James Franklin was on the site of the Old Colony Trust Company. During these years Franklin printed an Arithmetic; a book on Music by Thomas Walter, stated to be the first music printed in bars; also printed astronomical books for Professors Greenwood and Robie of Harvard College, and many sermons by the Doctors Mather. Franklin printed boo
may deem necessary and proper. Resolved, That the basis of representation in the two Houses of the General Assembly should be the same; therefore, be it further. Resolved, That a committee of twelve members, to be selected in equal numbers from the four great divisions of the State, be appointed to apportion representation in the Senate according to the number of the qualified voters in the Commonwealth, and that they report amendments of the 4th Article of the Constitution accordingly. Some discussion ensued upon a point of order, it being suggested that similar resolutions, previously offered by Messrs. Haymond, of Marion, and Turner, of Jackson, and laid upon the table. Mr. Slaughter, of Campbell, moved that the resolutions just offered be laid upon the table, and on this motion Mr. Willey demanded the yeas and nays; but without further action. On motion of Mr. Early, of Franklin, the Convention adjourned to meet again on Monday, at half-past 10 o'clock.
Long-Winded orators, -- Time is money, said old Ben Franklin — a fact which some of the long-winded orators of the Convention and of the General Assembly seem to have forgotten. Let them do their business and go home.
The great Texas expedition, so often hinted at in the Yankee papers, has been repulsed, with the loss of two gunboats composing it. The 19th Army corps, under Ben Franklin, left New Orleans on the 4th inst., in transports, accompanied by four gunboats, to capture Sabine City, a point of great strategic value on the line dividing preparations were made for the attack. Capt. Crocker, of the Clifton, was to feel the enemy, uncover the batteries, and ascertain his strength and position. Gens. Franklin and Weitzel examined the shore of the Pass to find the most eligible point for landing the forces. The Clifton steamed up the Pass, occasionally throwing a sachem — and blew up another. All our sharpshooters on one of the boats were captured, and it was only by prompt and rapid movements that the Commanding General, Franklin, managed to get away. From Charleston. The New York papers have news from Charleston to the 16th inst.: Gen. Gillmore was mounting heavy guns on th