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d the graveyard, near the site of the present flagstaff, served to keep out of the village the cattle that grazed on the Common. Across Harvard Street (near Linden) was the east gate of the town; and where the palisade crossed the Watertown highway (Brattle Street) at Ash Street was the west gate. In 1639, the first printing-press in America north of the city of Mexico was set up by Stephen Daye, at the west corner of Dunster Street and Harvard Square. Among its earliest productions were Peirce's New England Almanack, and the Bay Psalm Book, and there was afterward printed that monument of labor, Eliot's Indian Bible. The complaints of insufficient land led to extensive grants of territory, until from 1644 to 1655 Cambridge attained enormous dimensions, including the whole areas of Brighton and Newton on the south side of the river, and on the other hand in a northwesterly direction the whole or large parts of Arlington, Lexington, Bedford, and Billerica. In 1655, this vast are
ents of the Cambridge Hospital, due in such large measure to a kindred scientific spirit. The university is the proper environment of such men. In 1850, the Scientific School was established, and under the instruction of Agassiz, Gray, Wyman, Peirce, Eustis, Horsford, a number of teachers were bred who, I have said, have extended the spirit of research over the entire continent. In the early days of the Scientific School, a number of remarkable men were here as students or as assistants. Imy and mathematics in 1850, but there was a strong intellectual environment; and one sometimes gets as much in a colloquium, even in Berlin, as in a course of systematic lectures. One should be led, however, by great minds. I remember Professor Benjamin Peirce once remarking with a gleam of his wonderful eyes: It takes an eagle to train eaglets. The subject of astronomy has always had in Cambridge the peculiar advantages of the services of Alvan Clark and his sons. They can be called arti
Radcliffe College. Arthur Gilman, Regent of Radcliffe College. In the year 1643, the Rev. Thomas Weld, pastor of the church in Roxbury, received from Lady Ann Moulson, of London, widow, the sum of one hundred pounds current English money, for Harvard College in New England. See A History of Harvard University, by Benjamin Peirce, p. 12. The purpose which Lady Moulson had in making this gift is expressed in the formal receipt which with great business sagacity she exacted of Mr. Weld. That document has been preserved, and two consequences have followed. Lady Moulson's intention in contributing the money out of Christian desire to advance good learning, was to bestow the income upon such poor scholler as the college might think best, though it was stipulated that in case any kinsman of hers were admitted to the college, the income should be his until he had attained his master's degree, even though it might at the time be awarded to. another. This fund, as Mr. Andrew McFa
quacy, 120; Park Commissioners appointed, 120; the beginnings of their work, 120; Broadway Common, 121; the East Cambridge embankment, 122; Cambridge Field, 122; Rindge Field, 123; four miles of river parkway, 123; the basin of the Charles, 123; Captain's Island, 124; views from the river parkway, 124; Fresh Pond Park, 125; Lowell's description of the Fresh Pond meadows, 125. Parsonage, the, 10. Parson's allowance in 1680, 10. Parsons, Emily E., 277. Peabody, Rev. A. P., 162. Peirce, Prof. Benjamin, remark of, 76. Physical training, 164, 165; Harvard's first attempt, 165-167; Kay's private gymnasium, 167; recreative games, 167; boat races, 167; first game of baseball, 168; Hemenway Gymnasium, 168; Harvard Athletic Association established, 168; football, 168; the old-style gymnasium, 168, 169; the new apparatus, 169; physical examinations, 169; Harvard Athletic Committee, 170; Y. M. C. A. gymnasium, 171; Cambridgeport gymnasium, 171; growth of interest in physical dev