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Story of the Royall house. Read before the Boston Tea Party Chapter, D. A. R., upon the completion of their room in the Royall House. In this room is one of the original tea chests that was emptied into the big teapot (Boston Harbor) on December 16, 1773. Under the grand old forest trees, With a song on his lips and a gun in his hand, John Winthrop walked over the hills and the leas, And gazed with calm pride on God's gift of land. ‘Ten Hills’ pointed upwards toward Heaven's own blue, All around him the woods grew dense and tall, He walked till the path was lost to view; And the sound of the winds and the night birds' call, Were all familiar things he knew; The dark came down, but he felt no fear, He lighted a fire, and sung a psalm, His voice in thanksgiving rang true and clear, For he trusted in God to keep him from harm. When daylight came he looked around, ‘I will build me a house on this land’ said he; “The oak and the pine shall be cut for the frame, The bricks sh