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The Old Coast Road

From Boston to Plymouth

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Author: Agnes Rothery
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,222 / 122 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 37.6
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 333
Added to site: 2007.06.22
mnybks.net#: 17401
Genres: Travel, History
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il," and Sargent's "Frieze of the Prophets"; with its well-loved Trinity Church and with much excellent sculpture by Bela Pratt. Copley Square is the cultural center of modern Boston. The famous Lowell lectures--established about seventy-five years ago as free gifts to the people--are enthusiastically attended by audiences as Bostonese as one could hope to congregate; and in all sorts of queer nests in this vicinity are Theosophical reading-rooms, small halls where Buddhism is studied or New Thought taught, and half a hundred very new or very old philosophies, religions, fads, fashions, reforms, and isms find shelter. It is easy to linger in Copley Square: indeed, hundreds and hundreds of men and women--principally women--come from all over the United States for the sole purpose of spending a few months or a season in this very place, enjoying the lectures, concerts, and art exhibitions which are so easily and freely accessible. But in this bird's-eye flight across the historical and geographical map of a cit

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