He was famous for his political sermons; the ‘Devil Let Loose,’ on the French Revolution
; an ‘Election’ sermon; a ‘Eulogy on George Washington
,’ and others.
His daughter, Miss Lucy Osgood
, wrote a memoir of Charlotte Ann Haven Brooks
, and left many interesting letters written in a marked literary style.
The Rev. Converse Francis
published several orations, a ‘History of Watertown
,’ and Lives of John Eliot
and ‘Sebastian Rale
’ for the ‘Library of American Biography,’ 1795-1872.
The Rev. Charles Brooks
wrote a ‘History of Medford
’ in 1855, one of the first of the Massachusetts town
histories; ‘Biographies of Eminent Men and Women,’ two volumes; ‘Letters of a Foreign Correspondent’; a ‘Daily Monitor’; a ‘Prayer Book’; ‘Prussian System of Education’; ‘System of Education in Holland
’; a book on Ornithology, and many sermons and lectures.
He was a pioneer in the cause of training teachers for their work; by his constant writing and lecturing on the subject, caused the normal school system to be adopted in Massachusetts
The Rev. Andrew Bigelow
published a minute account of his travels in North Britain
, also a journal of a tour through Malta
; and many sermons.
The Rev. Nathaniel Hall
published sermons and discourses.
The Rev. John Pierpont
, poet and author, was one of the most celebrated divines of Medford
He wrote the ‘Portrait’ in 1812; ‘Airs of Palestine
,’ 1816, published with added poems in 1850; ‘Sabbath Recreations,’ 1839; ‘Lays of the Sabbath’, 1850; ‘Pilgrims of Plymouth
He was deeply interested in the cause of education and compiled a number of readers for use in schools.
The ‘American First Class Book’ is one of the most notable books of its kind and still sought.
On his stone