It was covered with as dense a forest as its thin soil on the rock could sustain.
In early time the wood was burned.
When the army was stationed neear us, in 1775-6, the wood was cut off, in part, for its supply.
After then it grew and within twenty years has been a thick wood again.
Recently the whole hill has been denuded, and much of its poetry lost.
The earth looks best with its beard.
The eminence — which commands a view of Chelsea and Boston Harbor on the east; Boston, Roxbury, and Cambridge, on the south; Brighton, Watertown, and West Cambridge track of woodland on the north — has on its summit a flat rock, called Lover's Rock; on of those register-surfaces where a young gentleman, with a hammer and nail, could engrave the initials of two namess provokingly near each together.
The view from this hill, so diversified and grand, fills the eye with pleasure, and the mind with thought.
Pasture Hill, on which Dr. Swan's summer-house, in his garden, now stands, is
Susanna Bradshaw m. Timothy Newhall, Nov. 1, 1764.
Elizabeth Bradshaw m. Andrew Floyd, of Roxbury, Oct. 31, 1765.
Simon Bradshaw m. Hannah Johnson, July 12, 1770.
Thomas Bradshaw m. Marthd.Thomas, b. 1741; d., Feb. 12, 1755.
6-13Jacob Reeves m. Abigail Ferguson; lived some time at Roxbury, and moved thence to Wayland.
13-17Nathaniel, b. Mar. 6, 1749.
18Elizabeth, b. De Ezra Skinner, Jan. 8, 1724.
Ruth, wife of William Swan, d. Jan. 6, 1716.
Thomas Swan, of Roxbury, m. Prudence Wade, Sept, 27, 1692.
1Symmes, Zechariah, was the son of Rev. William Symmes, b. 1750.
23Elizabeth, b. 1755; m.----Noyes.
24Samuel, b. 1757.
He m., 2d, Mary Morey, of Roxbury, and had--
25A dau., m. Ed. Gray; ch. were Mrs. Fales, Edward Gray, John Gray, and the late Fife, who departed this life August 19, 1721, aged 34 years.
Prudence Wade m. Thomas Swan, of Roxbury, Sept. 27, 1692.
Abigail Wade m. Rev. Thomas Goss, of Boston, Dec. 3, 1741.