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urses. The Rev. John Pierpont, poet and author, was one of the most celebrated divines of Medford. He wrote the Portrait in 1812; Airs of Palestine, 1816, published with added poems in 1850; Sabbath Recreations, 1839; Lays of the Sabbath, 1850; Pilgrims of Plymouth, 1856. He was deeply interested in the cause of education and compiled a number of readers for use in schools. The American First Class Book is one of the most notable books of its kind and still sought. On his stone at Mount Auburn is carved the words, Poet, Patriot, Preacher, Philosopher, Philanthropist. The Rev. William Henry Furness was a distinguished theologian whose sermons were published, best known for his books, Jesus, and Jesus and His Biographers. The Rev. Caleb Stetson wrote many tracts, and his sermons and discourses were printed. The Rev. Elihu Marvin edited the Congregational Review and a temperance paper, the Daily News. The Rev. Hosea Ballou, President of Tufts College, wrote the Ancient
venty years ago was the new road (Winthrop street) cut through Sugar-loaf hill, and the stream of travel from Woburn and farther north flowed down at his feet. A little later, when steam had been utilized, some adventurous ones began the building of a railroad. They failed in their effort, and work stopped with the rock-cut beside the lane sixty years ago. For years a band of gypsies had their summer rendezvous just below his rocky lair, but they come no more. Silent as the Sphinx in Mount Auburn, this Medford one has beheld sorrowful processions pass with their loved ones to the ever increasing but silent city of the dead. Silently, also, has he seen some stranded by the adverse waves of misfortune wending their way to the city home; but of none of these does he speak, but we may read it all between the lines. In recent years the modern trolley cars have come nearer him than would those earlier ones, and have met for their passing just below, with their busy human freight.