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Watertown (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 13
. From its highest hill, Stone's Mount, the prospect stretched wide and beautiful on every hand. A grand old oak stood on the summit; in the boughs of this a seat was constructed to which access was gained by a ladder of easy ascent. This was the favorite seat of the last owner of the ancestral acres. From this mount of vision could be descried by the aid of a spy-glass, Boston and its harbor and islands, Charlestown, the young towns beyond, Lynn and Salem far away and faintly lined, Watertown and West Cambridge (now Arlington) near by, Fresh Pond sparkling almost under his feet, the hills of Newton across the river, Brighton nearer still, the marshes, the winding river, classic Cambridge, historical Dorchester, and Roxbury — an unequalled panorama of town, village, hill, forest and many waters, orchards and gardens, meadows and fields of waving grain. No wonder the old oak furnished so great an attraction for its numerous visitors. To the poet Sweet Auburn was a spot of rom
Simon Stone (search for this): chapter 13
, now endeared to countless hearts, been known and loved for more than a century. In 1635, Simon Stone, an English gentleman, came to New England with his family and settled on the banks of the Chportions of the Cambridge Cemetery and of Mount Auburn. In the former a small tablet, marked Simon Stone, denotes the spot where still lives and bears fruit one of the ancient pear trees planted by 's hand, and looked on with reverential interest by his descendants to the eleventh generation. Stone's Mount, on which the Tower in Mount Auburn stands, formed a part also of the many acres of SimoSimon Stone and his descendants. These beautiful grounds possessed every variety of charm that nature could bestow. The hills were covered with a great variety of trees, among which the oak, the chest Auburn known, and dear to many hearts, being full of sweet memories. From its highest hill, Stone's Mount, the prospect stretched wide and beautiful on every hand. A grand old oak stood on the
Caroline F. Orne (search for this): chapter 13
Sweet Auburn and Mount Auburn. Mrs. Caroline F. Orne. Under these two names-Sweet Auburn and Mount Auburn — have the beautiful grounds, now endeared to countless hearts, been known and loved for more than a century. In 1635, Simon Stone, an English gentleman, came to New England with his family and settled on the banks of the Charles River; and his broad lands, after having passed from father to son in unbroken line of descent, for over two hundred years, form now portions of the Cambridge Cemetery and of Mount Auburn. In the former a small tablet, marked Simon Stone, denotes the spot where still lives and bears fruit one of the ancient pear trees planted by the pilgrim's hand, and looked on with reverential interest by his descendants to the eleventh generation. Stone's Mount, on which the Tower in Mount Auburn stands, formed a part also of the many acres of Simon Stone and his descendants. These beautiful grounds possessed every variety of charm that nature could besto
e peaceful waters sleep, An earnest multitude assembled there, Listened with reverence to the solemn prayer, That, rising through the dim aisles of the wood, Went from full hearts up to the living God. There, in beautiful Consecration Dell, seated on the green hillsides, under the shadowing trees, in all their glory of brilliant autumnal foliage, that great congregation of thousands lent themselves with reverent silence and profound delight to the enjoyment of the eloquent address of Judge Story, the accomplished scholar and eminent jurist, the man justly honored and beloved of all. There was a burst of solemn music by the band, and a thousand voices united in a grand melody as the hymn of praise ascended on high. It was a scene and a time never to be forgotten by those so fortunate as to be present. Since that perfect autumnal day, an innumerable multitude have been laid in their last silent sleep to dreamless rest under the empoweringZZZ trees. Now all the winding ways,
ed. Upon the earth the cloudless heavens smiled, The soft southwest breathed perfume faint and mild. Such kindly influence from above was shed Upon that day which gave thee to the dead. Where the green hills, rising abrupt and steep, Guard that calm dell where peaceful waters sleep, An earnest multitude assembled there, Listened with reverence to the solemn prayer, That, rising through the dim aisles of the wood, Went from full hearts up to the living God. There, in beautiful Consecration Dell, seated on the green hillsides, under the shadowing trees, in all their glory of brilliant autumnal foliage, that great congregation of thousands lent themselves with reverent silence and profound delight to the enjoyment of the eloquent address of Judge Story, the accomplished scholar and eminent jurist, the man justly honored and beloved of all. There was a burst of solemn music by the band, and a thousand voices united in a grand melody as the hymn of praise ascended on high. It was a sc
of the lofty trees. There were grassy slopes, and steep descents, and winding ways that lured the straying feet to explore the mystery that might lie beyond; and stretches of level greensward, and swampy lands where the most daring foot must be wary, and whoever would secure the sweet swamp honeysuckle, or the early cowslip, or the bright blue iris, must have a quick eye and springy limbs. Here the boys and girls that went a-maying gathered the hepaticas and houstonias, and danced round the May-pole; here the botanist found store of treasures for scientific lore; here the good housewife gathered her stock of fragrant roots and herbs for household use; and the children shouted with delight over the checkerberries, bunchberries, partridge berries and wild strawberries in their season. Under the leafy coverts the quail hid her brood, and piped her warning cry--More wet, more wet! From the hollow stumps and fallen trunks the partridge drummed. In its den hid the red fox; lithe squi
September 24th, 1831 AD (search for this): chapter 13
shades; in meditation calm For thy chafed spirit shall be found a balm. Thought, in this lovely place, more holy grows, Feeling's deep current here more tranquil flows, A calm, a soothing influence o'er the heart These scenes so fair, so beautiful impart. Blest, O Mount Auburn, be thy leafy shades! Blest be thy hills, thy streams, thy cool, green glades! The solemn service of the dedication of the lovely grounds as the holy resting-place sacred to the dead was held in Mount Auburn, September 24, 1831. Calm was the morning of that lovely day, The autumnal sun in golden splendor lay On the smooth turf, the broad enamelled plain, The waving harvest field of ripened grain, And shed its glory o'er the forest wide, In rich and glowing colors deeply dyed. Upon the earth the cloudless heavens smiled, The soft southwest breathed perfume faint and mild. Such kindly influence from above was shed Upon that day which gave thee to the dead. Where the green hills, rising abrupt and steep, Gua
Sweet Auburn and Mount Auburn. Mrs. Caroline F. Orne. Under these two names-Sweet Auburn and Mount Auburn — have the beautiful grounds, now endeared to countless hearts, been known and loved for more than a century. In 1635, Simon Stone, an English gentleman, came to New England with his family and settled on the banks of the Charles River; and his broad lands, after having passed from father to son in unbroken line of descent, for over two hundred years, form now portions of the Cambridge Cemetery and of Mount Auburn. In the former a small tablet, marked Simon Stone, denotes the spot where still lives and bears fruit one of the ancient pear trees planted by the pilgrim's hand, and looked on with reverential interest by his descendants to the eleventh generation. Stone's Mount, on which the Tower in Mount Auburn stands, formed a part also of the many acres of Simon Stone and his descendants. These beautiful grounds possessed every variety of charm that nature could bestow
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