Cambridge a city. George Rufus Cook.
Dante might choose his home in all the wide, beautiful world; but to be out of the streets of Florence was exile to him. Socrates never cared to go beyond the bounds of Athens.
The great universal heart welcomes the city as a natural growth of the eternal forces.
F. B. Sanborn.
Rome, Venice, Cambridge!
I take it for an ascending scale, Rome being the first step and Cambridge the glowing apex.
But you would n't know Cambridge—with its railroad, and its water-works, and its new houses.
J. R. Lowell. [1856.]
There were three memorable Cambridge days in 1846.
On the 17th of March, Governor Briggs signed the legislative act, which incorporated the City of Cambridge.
On the 30th day of the same month, the voters of Cambridge adopted this act. On May 4, the first city government was inaugurated, and the career of Cambridge as a chartered municipality began.
It is the purpose of this chapter to indicate the progress which Cambridge h
op, Cambridge may well be pointed out as an illustration of the highest standard yet reached by American urban dwellers.
Fifty years ago, that portion of the New England people which lived within the limits of Cambridge received the idea—although faintly and imperfectly at first—of a municipal organism which should be responsibl air of study, which belongs to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Even the English Cambridge has a breathing street or two, and a weekly market-day; while Cambridge in New England is one great academic grove, buried in a philosophic calm which our universities cannot rival as long as men resort to them for other purposes than work.
But92.1854.1895.Lowell, Mass. Lawyer.
Wm. A. Bancroft.1893-94-95-96.1855.Groton, Mass. Lawyer.
From the above it will be seen that all of our mayors have been New England men, and that of the entire number sixteen were born in Massachusetts. Two of the number were born in Cambridge, and five were Boston boys.
Sixteen were born u