Eighty-Second Anniversary of American Independence (Classic Reprint)

Eighty-Second Anniversary of American Independence (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Eighty-Second Anniversary of American Independence Was quite a pleasant affair, and naturally attracted very much attention. But the excessive crowd made it less agreeable than it ought to have been. The Public Garden was opened at seven O'clock in the morning, and was not closed until seven in the evening. During those twelve hours thousands upon thousands of visitors entered the enclosure, exam ined into the condition of affairs, and left. At nine o'clock, A. M., the time of our first special observation, the human tide streamed in at the narrow gateway with a rush and turbulence appalling to witness. The officials were bewildered, and couldn't stand it at all. Ticket or no ticket, it was all the same. Fortunately in the gasping crowd at the entrance, there were none of the children for whose particular entertainment the garden had been Opened; their little lives would have been almost crushed out. The entrance accomplished, however, all was comfortable, though warm. The juveniles were amusing themselves by swinging, dancing, and so forth. Under a capacious tent the Germania Band furnished the music, to which the merry little footsteps kept time. In various parts of the garden, cameras obscuras, mammoth kaleidoscopes, and other mechan ical mysteries were exhibited. In the morning some fancy dances were indulged in, and at noon the song written by Dr. T. W. Parsons was sung. On the whole, however, the celebration was not what we had hoped to see. There were too many children of a larger growth constantly inter fering. It did not appear to be devoted to the juveniles, or to meet their wants. They could not have enjoyed it to any great extent, and as their enjoyment was the professed object, the project was rather a failure. May it have better luck next time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243058721
  • 9780243058723