A feeling of less immediate and intimate application than this, but of the same kind, has evidently been for some years increasing and extending throughout the American
In no small degree it is probably a result of the formation of the establishment at Mount Auburn
Something more and better than the mere love of novelty, or the ordinary admiration of what is admirable, is certainly at its foundation.
It shows itself in works that speak louder than any language.
Our Cemetery has become, within the few years of its existence, a model for all similar institutions in the United States
, and more of these have been founded within the last half dozen years, than during the whole two centuries that preceded them.
At this moment, associations in several of our principal cities and towns are engaged in such undertakings.
It is well known that applications are continually made from these parties, for information relating to Mount Auburn
The multitudes of foreigners and other strangers, who frequent the northern metropolis during the travelling season, experience the same want.
For them there is no resort of recreation (using that word in its just philosophical sense) in Boston
or its vicinity, equally satisfactory with this “pleasant though mournful” spot.
Nothing more perhaps is needed to complete their enjoyment of it, than a better knowledge than can at present be easily obtained, of the causes and sources to which they are indebted for the pleasure it gives them, of the principles upon which the establishment is conducted, and of the means by which its yet unrivalled perfections may be emulated in every section of the land.