The Medford Historical Register Volume 17

The Medford Historical Register Volume 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...was spent is th..t. church bells, morning, arte.. 'Kith, and of die noon and cnr. doubt not there are some in 1m experience. With the thought of ma, rd, I prepared a series of a.';. ', oars since, which were p/';, jury, followed in later yean. ' . t..ve! ve. The-earliest record we ii.'.-. Dock square. No'1' Historian I'rc ch..;e "a bell that Mr. 1 )o ' . bear was a Boston menTian! see'. to have come of thi; mer..: ons the fact that the but as these were not sold the u'l was not bought, records that "some liberal g';t! 1:1 (744. The ringer was pawl iiv.e. a stock of bri.. i Tien provided a Lvi. pounds for a year's-. nviHing.house M: .rrabel's brook. The bell v.a-, placed in a t The Medford Historical Register Vol. XVII. JULY, 1914. No. 3. MEDFORD BELLS. By Moses W. Mann. Read before the Medford Historical Society, April 20, 1914. THE bells of a town or city possess an interest to many youths, not outgrown in later years. Whether the bells call to school or factory, college hall or church, whether the alarm of danger, wedding chimes or the solemn knell for the dead, they bring a message, reminding of duty or business, pleasure or sorrow. One of the pleasantest recollections of the town where my boyhood was spent is that of the ringing of the three church bells, morning, afternoon and evening on the Sabbath, and of the noon and curfew bells on week-days. I doubt not there are some in Medford that share the same experience. With the thought of making record of those of Medford, I prepared a series of articles thereon some thirteen years since, which were published in the Medford Mercury, followed in later years by others, in all eleven or twelve. The earliest record we have of any meeting-house bell in Medford is in 1740, when an...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869605
  • 9781236869609