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BOSTON AND NEW YORK
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
(The Riverside Press Cambridge

1914

MASYADO COULEME L ANY

NEQUEST OF
Want ESCOTT
JANUARY 27, 20

COPYRIGHT, 1875, BY JAMES R. OSGOOD & co.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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An OT the West End of Boston is a quarter of some

fifty streets, more or less, commonly known as SS) Beacon Hill.

It is a rich and respectable quarter, sacred to the abodes of Our First Citizens. The very houses have become sentient of its prevailing character of riches and respectability; and, when the twilight deepens on the place, or at high noon, if your vision is gifted, you may see them as long rows of Our First Giants, with very corpulent or very broad fronts, with solid-set feet of sidewalk ending in square-toed curbstone, with an air about them as if they had thrust their hard hands into their wealthy pockets forever, with a character of arctic reserve, and portly dignity, and a well-dressed, full-fed, self-satisfied, opulent, stony, repellent aspect to each, which says plainly, “I belong to a rich family, of the very highest respectability.”

History, having much to say of Beacon Hill generally, has, on the present occasion, something to say particularly of a certain street which bends over the eminence,

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