t tower of which we have record, in these words,
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name. . . and they left off to build the city.
Hard burned brick laid in bitumen is most durable construction, but the purpose failed to pass inspection.
Evidently this tower of centuries agone was not one of religion, and failed of completion as a memorial.
Read this about one for defense and shelter as it is told in old English:
And bildide a tour, and hiride it to erthe tilleris & wente fer in pilgrimage
That mentioned in the parable was a watch-tower.
And now we come to the first Medford tower, its use or purpose both secular and religious.
It was that of the second Medford meeting-house.
Indeed, we have often wondered why its height, thirty-three feet to the eaves, was so disproportionate to its width of thirty-eight.
It being built in the valley, perhaps on the