udacity to venture upon Latin and even Greek in the college classes of the school.
It was doubtless such a school as Edward Everett described in his address at the dedication of the Cambridge High School building, June 27, 1848.
He remembered as yesterday (Everett was born in Dorchester in 1794) his first going to the village school, how he trudged along at the valiant age of three, one hand grasping his elder sister's apron, and the other his little blue paper-covered primer, and how, when aadside and greet him,—the girls with a courtesy and the boys with a bow. A little reading, writing, and ciphering, added Everett, a very little grammar, and for those destined for college a little Latin and Greek, very indifferently taught, were allstarted under propitious skies.
It began in a new building erected for it at the corner of Amory and Summer streets, Edward Everett, president of Harvard College, giving the dedicatory address,—an eloquent and inspiring effort.
There were at once o
., Charles Folsom, Esq., Hon. Joseph Story, Stephen Higginson, Esq., Dr. F. J. Higginson, Rev. Thomas W. Coit, Jonas Wyeth, Jr., John G. Palfrey, William Newell, Nehemiah Adams, R. H. Dana, Ebenezer Francis, Jr., Andrews Norton, Alexander H. Ramsay, Richard M. Hodges, William Saunders, J. B. Dana, C. C. Little, Simon Greenleaf, J. E. Worcester, John A. Albro, C. C. Felton, Charles Beck, Morrill Wyman, James Walker, E. S. Dixwell, Converse Francis, William T. Richardson, H. W. Longfellow, Edward Everett, Asa Gray, Francis Bowen, Joseph Lovering, John Ware, John Holmes, Estes Howe, William Greenough, Robert Carter, E. N. Horsford, Charles E. Norton.
Dr. Holmes remained president until his death in 1837, when Joseph Story was put in his place, Dr. Ware still remaining vice-president.
Levi Hedge (Ll.
D.) was treasurer until 1831, when, on account of ill-health and expected absence from town, he asked to be relieved from the cares of office, and a special meeting was called to choose
piscopal churches, 239, 240.
Episcopal Theological School, buildings, 254; its founder, 254; his purpose, 255; trustees, 255; its work, 255; benefactors, 256; deans, 256; professors, 256; graduates, 256; property exempt from taxation, 320.
Everett, Edward, describes a common town school, 191.
Fall River becomes a city, 54.
Farms, 4, 41.
Farrar, Professor, 73.
Fay, Isaac, makes a bequest for a hospital, 278.
Fay House, 183, 184.
Fire Department, 316.
Fire Depaely, 189; no formal provision for girls, 189; fashionable to ridicule female learning, 190; how girls worked their way into the public schools, 190; successors to Corlett's schoolhouse, 190; transformation of the colonial grammar school, 191; Edward Everett's description of a common town school, 191; a grammar school in a double sense, 191; children comes to includes both sexes, 191; co-education in Massachusetts, 192; the sexes separated, 192; the Auburn Female High School, 193; the girls fare