Old South Leaflets, Volume 3

Directors of the Old South Work, 1901

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Page 3 - Extract from Edward Everett Hale's lecture on " Puritan Politics in England and New England"; (2) "The English Colonies in America," extract from De Tocqueville's " Democracy in America " ; (3) Washington's Circular Letter to the Governors of the States on Disbanding the Army; (4) the Constitution of the United States; ( 5)
Page 9 - It is hoped that professors in our colleges and teachers everywhere will welcome them for use in their classes, and that they may meet the needs of the societies of young men and women now happily being organized in so many places for historical and political studies. Some idea of the character of...
Page 16 - Meetinghouse would have gone in 1876. She saved it, — and having saved it, she determined that it should not stand an idle monument, the tomb of the great ghosts, but a living temple of patriotism.
Page 4 - ... service to students and teachers engaged in the general survey of modern history. The year 1889 being the centennial both of the beginning of our own Federal Government and of the French Revolution, the lectures for the year, under the general title of " America and France," were devoted entirely to subjects in which the history of America is related to that of F'rance, as follows: " Champlain, the Founder of Quebec,
Page 16 - She saved it, and, having saved it, she determined that it should not stand an idle monument, the tomb of the great ghosts, but a living temple of patriotism. She knew the didactic power of great associations; and everyone who in these fifteen years has been in the habit of going to the lectures and celebrations at the Old South knows with what added force many a lesson has been taught within the walls which heard the tread of Washington, and which still echo the words of Samuel Adams and James Otis...
Page 9 - The Constitution of the United States. 2. The Articles of Confederation. 3. The Declaration of Independence. 4. Washington's Farewell Address. 5. Magna Charta. 6. Vane's
Page 15 - Hemenway was a woman whose interests and sympathies were as broad as the world ; but she was a great patriot, — and she was pre-eminently that. She was an enthusiastic lover of freedom and of democracy ; and there was not a day of her life that she did not think of the great price with which our own heritage of freedom had been purchased. Her patriotism was loyalty. She had a deep feeling of personal gratitude to the founders of New England and the fathers of the Republic. She...
Page 10 - Discovery. 34. Amerigo Vespucci's Account of his First Voyage. 35. Cortes's Account of the City of Mexico. 36. The Death of De Soto, from the " Narrative of a Gentleman of Elvas.
Page 15 - God should cover the earth as the waters cover the sea, and she longed for it; but, while others longed, she devoted herself to doing what she could to bring that corner of God's world in which she was set into conformity with the laws of God, — and this by every means in her power, by teaching poor girls how to make better clothes and cook better dinners and make better homes, by teaching people to value health and respect and train their bodies and love better music and better pictures and be...
Page 13 - Why did the American colonies separate from the mother country? Did the early settlers look forward to any such separation, and, if not, how and when did the wish for it grow up ? What was the difference between the form of government which they finally adopted and that under which they had before been living ? 1882. Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain boys; or, the early history of the New Hampshire grant, afterward called Vermont.

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