wast with the fathers, we pray Thy presence with the sons.
Gather with us, keep near to us, make us to serve and honor Thee ever, evermore.
The President then made a brief historical statement, saying that this occasion was the beginning of the twentieth anniversary celebration, of which we trust the housewarming will be the finish within this year 1916.
The greetings of the city were briefly and ably spoken by His Honor, Mayor Haines.
Former Presidents Will C. Eddy and Henry Edwards Scott gave expression of their satisfaction that at last the Society was to have an attractive and convenient home.
Their remarks were followed by the poem written for the occasion by a member (who modestly wished his name withheld), and read by Miss Alice E. Curtis. Beside the banks of Mystic stream, The scene of Winthrop's toil and dream; And Cradock's pride in power of State, And Royall's house of beauty great; A home of modern day we raise With grateful thought of earlier days. Could