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The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 4, April, 1886   By:

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AN ILLUSTRIOUS TOWN, ANDOVER. BY REV. F. B. MAKEPEACE. Illustrations: Main Street, Looking North. Brechin Library. Memorial Hall And Library. Phillips Academy. Old Stone Academy. Theological Seminary. Lieut. Gov. Phillips. Chapel, Theo. Seminary. Punchard Free School. Theological Seminary. general View. The Old Mark Newman Publishing House. South Congregational Church.

JAMES OTIS, JR. BY REV. H. HEWITT.

A ROMANCE OF KING PHILIP'S WAR. BY FANNY BULLOCK WORKMAN.

THE SINGER. BY LAURA GARLAND CARR.

THE WEBSTER FAMILY. BY HON. STEPHEN M. ALLEN. Illustrations: Daniel Webster On His Farm. Birth place Of Daniel Webster.

THE NEW ENGLAND LIBRARY AND ITS FOUNDER. BY VICTORIA REED. Illustration: Rev. Thomas Prince.

NEW ENGLAND MANNERS AND CUSTOMS IN THE TIME OF BRYANT'S EARLY LIFE. BY MRS. H. G. ROWE.

TRUST. BY ARTHUR ELWELL JENKS.

NEW ENGLAND CHARACTERISTICS. BY LIZZIE M. WHITTLESEY.

EDITOR'S TABLE.

EDUCATION.

HISTORICAL RECORD.

NECROLOGY.

INDEX TO PERIODICAL LITERATURE.

Illustration: Hon. Henry Barnard, LL.D.

THE

NEW ENGLAND MAGAZINE

AND

BAY STATE MONTHLY.

OLD SERIES, APRIL, 1886. NEW SERIES, VOL. IV. NO. 4. VOL. I. NO. 4. Copyright, 1886, by Bay State Monthly Company. All rights reserved.

AN ILLUSTRIOUS TOWN, ANDOVER.

BY REV. F. B. MAKEPEACE.

[Illustration: MAIN STREET, LOOKING NORTH.]

It is said that there are twenty six places in the United States by the name of Andover; yet when the name appears in the public prints it does not occur to any one to ask which Andover? These facts are suggestive of the wide knowledge and popularity of this historic town, and the abiding interest of scattered thousands in its welfare. Her sons have gone forth to dare and to do upon every field of honorable enterprise. Thousands of pupils have pursued their studies here, and carry precious memories of the schools, of teachers, and influences, in a word, of Andover.

In this rapid and general view of the town,[A] all that will be attempted is to connect the past with the present, and to give a picture of Andover as it is to day.[B]

[A] In the February number of this magazine will be found an interesting article upon Abbott Academy, and in following numbers articles, now in course of preparation, will be published upon the Theological Seminary and Phillips Academy.

[B] The history of the town has been carefully written by Miss Sarah Loring Bailey, and her volume of "Historical Sketches of Andover" is very valuable.

The natural attractions of the town are great and permanent in their character. There are neither gold mines nor alarming precipices, but there are graceful rivers, a quiet rolling landscape, and extensive views, shaded walks, and charming drives, because there are "more roads than in any other town in New England;" the air is clear and bracing, the sunsets once seen are not soon forgotten, the wild flowers spring in abundance, and the autumnal glory draws many visitors to the town.

[Illustration: BRECHIN LIBRARY.]

[Illustration: MEMORIAL HALL AND LIBRARY.]

When Washington made his tour of the Eastern States, after his inauguration, he passed through Andover on his way from Haverhill to Lexington. He spent the night at the Abbott tavern, and left upon the face of his host's little daughter a kiss, which she was so reluctant to lose that for a week she did not wash her face... Continue reading book >>


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