Browsing named entities in The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman). You can also browse the
collection for Lowell (Massachusetts, United States) or search for Lowell (Massachusetts, United States) in
Your search returned 5 results in 4 document
Life in Cambridge town. Thomas Wentworth Higginson.
No town in this country has been the occasion of two literary descriptions more likely to become classic than two which bear reference to the Cambridge of fifty years ago. One of these is Lowell's well-known Fireside Travels, and the other is the scarcely less racy chapter in the Harvard Book, called Harvard Square, contributed by our townsman John Holmes, younger brother of the Autocrat,—a man mentioned more than once in Lowell's prose Lowell's prose and verse.
Emerson said once of John Holmes that he represented humor, while his brother, Dr. O. W. Holmes, represented wit; and certainly every page of this Harvard Square chapter is full of the former and rarer quality.
Charles Lamb's celebrated description of the Christ Church hospital and school of his boyhood does not give more of the flavor of an older day.
Those who refer to that chapter will see at the head a vignette of Harvard Square in 1822, taken from a sketch made at the period
g, 8; needed as a protection from wild beasts, 8.
Park Commissioners, 403.
Parks, committee to consider the subject of, 120; public grounds in 1892, 120; their inadequacy, 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 ne