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Notes here and there.

‘Gather up the fragments that nothing be lost.’

Boston Gazette, Thursday, May 9, 1805.
To let—this season, that elegant country residence, in Medford, of the late Col. Royall, the gardens and as much land as may be desired, having a great quantity of the best fruit trees in the country. The house, Gardens, etc. are in good repair, and may be entered upon immediately. For terms apply to the subscriber, at Mrs. Welsh's in Court street, or to Col. Fitch Hall in Medford, who will cheerfully shew the premises.

May 9.


The following poem appeared in ‘Weatherwise's Almanack for 1799,’ printed in Medford by Nathaniel Coverly:—

The Withered Rose.

Sweet object of the zephr's kiss,
     Come Rose, come courted to my bower:
Queen of the banks! the garden's bliss,
     Come and abash yon tawdry flower.
Why call us to revokeless doom?
     With grief the opening buds reply;
Not suffered to extend our bloom,
     Scarce born, alas! before we die!
Man having passed appointed years,
     Ours are but days—the scene must close
And when fate's messenger appears,
     What is he but a Withered Rose?


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