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are and beautiful species; the best process of rearing and propagating them, by seeds, scions, buds, suckers, layers, and cuttings;--the most successful methods of insuring perfect and abundant crops, as well as satisfactory results in all the branches of useful and ornamental planting, appertaining to Horticulture. Compartments are to be assigned for the particular cultivation of Fruit Trees, Timber Trees, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs, Esculent Vegetables, Flowers, and for the location of Green-Houses, Stoves, Vineries, Orangeries, and Hot-Beds. For the accommodation of the Garden of Experiment and Cemetery, at least seventy acres of land are deemed necessary; and in making the selection of a site, it was very important that from forty to fifty acres should be well or partially covered with forest-trees and shrubs, which could be appropriated for the latter establishment; that it should present all possible varieties of soil, common in the vicinity of Boston ;--be diversified by
ty in 1829, commenced the study of divinity at Andover, spent two years at the University of Edinburg, and on the continent of Europe, in the completion of his Studies. He returned home, but a fever closed his life in three months afterwards. The writer of the article on Mount Auburn (already cited) in the Quarterly Observer, Generally attributed (there can be no impropriety in saying) to the Rev. Mr. Adams, of the Essex Street Church, in Boston, by the influence of whose predecessor, Mr. Green, we may here mention, the professional career of young McLellan was in no small measure directed. alludes to him in these feeling terms:-- There is one at rest in his tomb in this enclosure, who was known to a large circle of friends, and whose bright prospects were early shut in by death. Having enjoyed every advantage for the improvement of his mind, and of preparation for future usefulness by visiting foreign lands, he returned to the bosom of his family, to die. He came forth as
nd the fair, Equal in death, were undistinguished there. Yet not a hillock mouldered near that spot, By one dishonored, or by all forgot. To some warm heart the poorest dust was near, From some kind eye the meanest claimed a tear. And oft the living, by affection led, Were wont to walk in spirit with their dead, Where no dark cypress cast a doleful gloom, No blighting yew shed poison o'er the tomb, But white and red, with intermingling flowers, The graves looked beautiful in sun and showers. Green myrtles fenced them, and beyond that bound Ran the clear rill, with ever-murmuring sound. 'T was not a scene for grief to nourish care,-- It breathed of hope, it moved the heart to prayer. Yes, and it fills us with hope, it moves us to prayer, even to think of such a spot. What quietness, what beauty of visible nature, what harmony of rural sounds, what soothing emblems, in a word, of precious and glorious spiritual speculations, and what stirring yet soothing monitors to christian phil
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 55: Fessenden's death.—the public debt.—reduction of postage.— Mrs. Lincoln's pension.—end of reconstruction.—race discriminations in naturalization.—the Chinese.—the senator's record.—the Cuban Civil War.—annexation of San Domingo.—the treaties.—their use of the navy.—interview with the presedent.—opposition to the annexation; its defeat.—Mr. Fish.—removal of Motley.—lecture on Franco-Prussian War.—1869-1870. (search)
Baez requested, to protect him against his rival Cabral, to transport himself and his staff and troops from one port to another in the island, and to carry his despatches. For the time being the navy of the United States was the navy of Baez. So precarious was his power at the time that it appeared in the official correspondence that without the support of our ships of war he could not have maintained himself against his own people, and would have been obliged to leave the island. Commodore Green's despatch, July 21, 1870. Admiral poor in February, 1870, in pursuance of his orders, made a formal demonstration at the Haytian capital. Arriving at Port-au-Prince with his flag-ship, both by written communication and in a personal interview, he announced to the President of the republic the determination of the government at Washington to prevent any interference with the Baez government during the negotiations, and to treat any attack upon it as an act of hostility to the Unite
ttle Gerty and the rattlesnakes. It was past the appointed hour; but the exhibition had never yet been known to open for less than ten spectators, and even the addition of the policemen only made eight. So the mistress of the show sat in resolute expectation, a little defiant of the human race. It was her thirteenth annual tour, and she knew mankind. Surely there were people enough; surely they had money enough; surely they were easily pleased. They gathered in crowds to hear crazy Mrs. Green denouncing the city government for sending her to the poorhouse in a wagon instead of a carriage. They thronged to inspect the load of hay that was drawn by the two horses whose harness had been cut to pieces, and then repaired by Denison's Eureka Cement. They all bought whips with that unfailing readiness which marks a rural crowd; they bought packages of lead-pencils with a dollar so skilfully distributed through every six parcels that the oldest purchaser had never found more than ten
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1833 (search)
n ambulance was sent, after some unavoidable delay, but Colonel Webster breathed his last at the moment they were raising him in order to place him in it. He died on the spot where he was left, and we can only hope that his suffering was not long or severe. His body was recovered and sent home by the generous and courageous efforts of Lieutenant Arthur Dehon, as is told in the memoir of that promising officer and most amiable young man. His funeral services were held at the church on Church Green, Boston, on Tuesday, September 9, 1862. The building was filled with a large body of mourning and sympathizing friends, who listened with deep feeling to the well-chosen words of the officiating clergyman, the Rev. Chandler Robbins, and the solemn and appropriate music of the choir. At the close of the services his body was taken to Marshfield and committed to the dust, in the family cemetery, by the side of his illustrious father. Colonel Webster was long mourned and affectionately re
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1834 (search)
ambridge. They were married in 1793, and Charles was the youngest of their six children. When about ten years old Charles was sent to the Round Hill Academy, at Northampton, then a celebrated school, kept by Dr. Cogswell, late of the Astor Library, and by Mr. George Bancroft, the historian; but in consequence of failing health (for his constitution was naturally delicate), he remained there only about a year. He went next to the well-known school at Jamaica Plain, near Boston, kept by Mr. Green, where he remained for some time; but his final preparation for college was made under the private tuition of the late Jonathan Chapman, afterwards Mayor of Boston, who, at the request of an older brother, undertook to direct his studies. Before he entered college, however, his health being still delicate, he was sent abroad in a vessel commanded by a brother-in-law, and travelled through various parts of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. This was the beginning of those wanderings w
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1852. (search)
nd we heard the rattle of musketry, and the hum of the balls as they whizzed over us. Only two or three volleys were fired, at least so far as I know; for I was soon engaged in attending to the wounded, two or three of whom were brought back on the stretchers. Our donkey-cart (containing medicines, instruments, and stretchers) was drawn up on one side of the road, the lanterns were lighted,—for it had become very dark,—and we established our first hospitals among some pines. By word from Dr. Green, this was changed to a small cottage of two rooms, nearer the creek. Such bedding as the mansion afforded was laid out in one of the rooms, and the men we brought were laid upon it. The house was small, and the only light outside came from an occasional lantern. One of our men lay dead at one end of the porch. He had been instantly killed by a shot through the head .... Pretty soon word came that our column had passed the creek, but that the enemy had some earthworks farther up the road
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
62, 449;. Grafton, Maria, II. 270. Grant, Moses, II. 372. Grant, U. S., Gen., I. 15, 16;. 91, 165, 177 II. 56, 100;, 101, 266. Gray, Asa, Prof., II. 374. Gray, Horace, Jr., Judge, I, 255, 259; II. 24. Gray, John, Rev., I. 42. Green, Dr., I. 229. Green, Mr., I. 29. Greene, J. D., Lieut.-Col., II. 405. Greene, W. B., Col., I. 52, 411;. Griffin, J. Q. A., I. 336. Grosvenor, G. J., Hon., I. 138. Grosvenor, Virginia T., I. 138. Grover, C., Brig.-Gen., I. 68.Green, Mr., I. 29. Greene, J. D., Lieut.-Col., II. 405. Greene, W. B., Col., I. 52, 411;. Griffin, J. Q. A., I. 336. Grosvenor, G. J., Hon., I. 138. Grosvenor, Virginia T., I. 138. Grover, C., Brig.-Gen., I. 68. Guild, Dr., II. 221. Gurowski, Adam, Count, I. 12. Guthrie, James, Hon., I. 153. H. Hack, C. A., I. 346. Hack, Daniel, Memoir, I. 346-348. Hack, Sarah, I. 346. Hale, E. E., Rev., I. 42. Hale, Major (Rebel service), I. 443. Hall, Colonel, I. 426; II. 454. Hall, E. H., Rev., I. 234. Hall, Elizabeth, II. 124. Hall, H. W., Adjutant, Memoir, II. 124-132. Also, II. 116, 117;. Hall, N., II. 124. Hall, N. J., II. 309, 312;. Hallowell, Col., I. 65; II. 1
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing), Messrs. Roberts Brothers' Publications. (search)
the ingenuity of its plot and the spirit with which it is told, but there is very good character work in it. . . . The scene is England, and the story presents a very charming study of English home life. The style in which the story is written is very pleasing. While there are fine, delicate touches of pathos, the general tone is bright and cheery, and at times the text becomes brilliant, especially in the sayings of Charlotte. Above and beyond its power to amuse, the novel teaches a lesson, well to learn. It is a valuable addition to the popular series. Boston Post. The persons are well conceived and sustained, and in their various ways are highly interesting. The plot is odd and effective. The book has a noble moral tone, and there is much capital fun in it. Congregationalist. In one volume, 16mo. Green cloth. Price, $1.00. Our publications are to be had of all booksellers. When not to be found, send directly to the publishers, Roberts Brothers, Boston.
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