a lifelong resident of Somerville, nearly, Lewis C. Flanagan:—
Pine Island Pond. Tis even so; within our city's bounds We have a pond; not one with bottom paved And edges curbed with stone, but rough and plain From Nature's hand; nor large, nor deep, yet still A pond; and equi-distant from its shores An island stands; and though a modest lump Of earth, that may not be compared with those On which the salt waves lay their angry hands, By geographic rule as much an isle As Cuba's slope or Iceland's stormy pile. The urchin small, when asked to give at school Description of an isle, forgets his text; At which the teacher leads his truant mind To this, the spot which he himself has seen That very day; and though the growing boy Soon scorns to build upon domestic ground, But names some vasty pillar of the sea, The teacher tries again with younger minds, And smiles, perhaps, to see the lads refuse To own the step they once did gladly use. From out the turf a solitary pine Sends up its
nah C. Brown, Mr. Joseph H. Clark, Mr. Richard E. Cutter, Mrs. Mary J. Davis, Mrs. L. W. Dow, Miss Frances Dow, Mrs. Helen F. Edlefson, Mr. Charles D. Elliot, Mrs. Annie L. Fletcher, Mr. Ellsworth Fisk, Mr. N. E. Fitz, Hon. William H. Furber, Mrs. Martha J. H. Gerry, Mr. Albert L. Haskell, Mr. Frank M. Hawes, Mrs. Helen E. Heald, Mrs. C. E. Henderson, Miss Bertha E. Holden, Mrs. Fannie C. Jaques, Mr. A. M. Kidder, Mr. George A. Kimball, Mrs. Eleanor G. Kirkpatrick, Miss Georgia Lears, Mrs. Martha E. Libby, Mr. Jairus Mann, Mr. David L. Maulsby, Mr. Henry C. Rand, Hon. Francis H. Raymond, Mrs. Raymond, Mr. Edwin F. Read, Mr. Aaron Sargent, Miss Ellen M. Sawyer, Miss Margaret A. Simpson, Mrs. Juliet G. Smith, Miss Susan S. Stetson, Rev. Anson Titus, Miss M. Alice Tufts, Miss Martha Tufts, Mr. Timothy Tufts, Miss Louise A. Vinal, Miss Anna P. Vinal, Miss Edith A. Woodman.
(read before the Somerville Historical Society November 7, 1906.)
Have we any old trees in Somerville?
Yes, a g