with all its imperfections thick upon it, trusting it will lead someone else to seek out the history and grow to love stories of Cambridge as do I, to whom its dust is dear.
For assistance in preparing the facts contained in this article I am indebted to the courtesy of the Rev. William B. King and Dr. McKenzie.
I have also learned much from the following authorities: History of Shepard Church, Dr. McKenzie; The Cambridge of 1776, by Mr. Arthur Gilman; Harvard and its Surroundings, Mr. Moses King; Christ Church, Cambridge, Mr. S. F. Batchelder, and from other works of a like nature.
Maples in autumn. How fairly shows yon distant maple, shedding Its blood-red leaves upon the forest ground, Those very leaves that not long since were wedding The young spring breeze with modest rustling sound! Its yearly tribute done, 'twill be left standing To wrestle naked with the winter breeze, And, by such change deciduous, grow commanding And flourish lofty 'mid its sister trees. Might we