Philadelphia and Its Environs: A Guide to the City and Surroundings

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J.B. Lippincott, 1898 - Philadelphia (Pa.) - 240 pages

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Page 41 - Whereas, The prosperity and welfare of any people depend, in a great measure, upon the good education of youth and their early instruction in the principles of true religion and virtue, and qualifying them to serve their country and themselves by breeding them in reading, writing, and learning of languages and useful arts and sciences suitable to their sex, age, and degree, which can not be effected in any manner so well as by erecting public schools for the purposes aforesaid.
Page 56 - That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States; and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.
Page 151 - Managers of the Philadelphia Society for the Employment and Instruction of the Poor.
Page 173 - ... supplemental compensation department. He is a director "of the Michigan Workmen's Compensation Mutual Insurance Company of Detroit, an association composed of Michigan manufacturers for the purpose of making such payments as workmen are entitled to under the Michigan Workmen's Compensation Act, and which is one of the best institutions of its kind in the United States. It may be said that Mr. Dort's idea in acquiring wealth is that it may be used as a means for greater service, it being well...
Page 20 - ... this work, instructing them gratuitously, and seldom failing to make them experts in the business of mechanical drawing. In a year or two this part of Broad Street will be unequaled in the State for the number and beauty of its public edifices. On the corner of Filbert Street the New Masonic Temple rears its stately head high above the neighboring houses. It is built of granite, dressed at the quarry and brought to the temple ready to be raised at once to its place ; so that what was said of...
Page 182 - ... hill, covered with trees, among which go winding paths,. and under which green grass and flowering shrubs combine their attractions, while around the base of the hill flowers bloom and fountains play, and the curving drive leads a glittering host of carriages. This is Lemon Hill, and on its summit is the mansion in which Robert Morris had his home during the Revolutionary struggle. Here the great financier loved to dwell. Here he entertained many men whose names were made illustrious by those...
Page 193 - The view from the piazza of the house is one which can scarcely be surpassed in America. Our engraving, though drawn by one of the first landscape painters in the country, gives but a faint idea of its beauty. It is one of those grand effects of nature and art combined which man must acknowledge his inability to represent adequately on paper.
Page 70 - Hall, the place where, as an inscription on the wall proudly testifies, " Henry, Hancock, and Adams inspired the Delegates of the Colonies with Nerve and Sinew for the Toils of War...
Page 104 - The Academy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the city of Philadelphia.

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