bells of Shandonand be more plainly heard, and to a greater distance, than they are. The knells for the dead are tolled on thetenor bell by a muffled hammer, upon the approach of a funeral cortege, otherwise the full chime is used, as the varied music demands. It is said that their first use was on a wedding occasion. The names of the various players are to me unknown, save that on the occasion of my visit of inspection Mr. Clarence Bearse was thus serving. During their forty years of use the work must have been performed by several others whose service deserves recognition. In all there have been thirty-six Medford bells, of which number twenty-seven are now in service. The ancient custom of tolling the bell to announce a death in the town (a different number of strokes for a man, woman or child, followed by the number of their
Sound so grand on
The pleasant waters of the river—Mystic,
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