Proceedings in the City of Lowell at the Semi-Centennial Celebration of the Incorporation of the Town of Lowell, March 1st, 1876

Proceedings in the City of Lowell at the Semi-Centennial Celebration of the Incorporation of the Town of Lowell, March 1st, 1876

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...which the generous towns Of Chelmsford, Tewksbury and Dracut gave; From low estate as village, have we grown By swift degrees to city rank and station--Proud of our history, our mammoth mills, Our maidens fair and--of our population! When rang the tocsin of the dreadful strife That for a time armed brother against brother, First offering made we for the Nation's life, And first foul Treason leaped our sons to smother. But when Sweet Peace once more returned to earth, And sheathed the sword too long imbrued in gore, None learned more quickly to forgive the wrong, And heal the gaping wound forevermore! VII r. Praise God! our Fiftieth Anniversary Brings no forebodings to us, of decay; No deadly fever lurks within our veins--No slow consumption wastes our strength away. Clear is our brain; our conscience free from guile; Our hands are busy as the tossing main. We stand upon the very verge of youth, Eager a loftier pinnacle to gain. The lesson of the Past we read with joy; Brilliant the retrospective view appears; And, catching up the armor of the dead; We look with hope far into coming years, Thus far the Lord hath bountifully blessed; Let this our confidence and faith enhance. Placing our puny hand in His, so strong, Resound the word along the line--" Advance I" LETTER FROM HON. SETH AMES. Brookline, February 24, 1876. Charles Cowley, Esq., Chairman of Committee of Arrangements: Dear Sir, --I find, greatly to my regret, that certain official engagements, which cannot be postponed, will make it impossible for mo to join in the proposed celebration of the semi-centennial anniversary of the municipal incorporation of Lowell. To a nrtin of my age, the recurrence of any special anniversary must have a serious aspect, but such an anniversary as...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600088
  • 9781236600080