Public Documents of Massachusetts, Volume 8

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Page 195 - In place of a part or the whole of this test, the candidate may present an exercise book, properly certified by his instructor, containing compositions or other written work done in connection with the reading of the book.
Page 156 - Roberts.— THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH : Captain of Two Hundred and Fifty Horse, and sometime President of Virginia. By EP ROBERTS. With 17 Illustrations and 3 Maps. Crown 8vo, 5s. net. Stevenson.— A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES.
Page 234 - WHOEVER has made a voyage up the Hudson must remember the Kaatskill mountains. They are a dismembered branch of the great Appalachian family, and are seen away to the west of the river, swelling up to a noble height, and lording it over the surrounding country. Every change of season, every change of weather, indeed every hour of the day, produces some change in the magical hues and shapes of these mountains; and they are regarded by all the good wives, far and near, as perfect barometers.
Page 146 - General History of Connecticut. From its First Settlement under George Fenwick to its Latest Period of Amity with Great Britain prior to the Revolution, including a Description of the Country and many curious and interesting Anecdotes. By a Gentleman of the Province. London : 1781.
Page 246 - Etrurian shades, High over-arch'd, embower ; or scatter'd sedge Afloat, when with fierce winds Orion arm'd Hath vex'd the Red- Sea coast, whose waves o'erthrew Busiris and his Memphian chivalry...
Page 60 - The only true equalizers in the world are books; the only treasure-house open to all comers is a library; the only wealth which will not decay is knowledge; the only jewel which you can carry beyond the grave is wisdom.
Page 45 - I give and bequeath to the Boston Public Library the sum of $5,000 as a fund, the income of which is to be used for the purchase of such old and rare books as shall be fitly selected to augment the collection known as the John A. Lewis Library.
Page 195 - Anabasis, directed to testing the candidate's mastery of the ordinary' forms, constructions, and idioms of the language.
Page 13 - With the Statements of Commander U. Cagni upon the Sledge Expedition to 86 34' North, and of Dr. A. Cavalli Molinelli upon his return to the Bay of Teplitz. Translated by William Le Queux.
Page 214 - The American Republic and Its Government. An Analysis of the Government of the United States, with a Consideration of its Fundamental Principles and of its Relations to the States and Territories.

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