Boston Rambles

Boston Rambles

A Rambler Walks and Talks About the Hub of the Universe

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Milestones (WTPR#6)

‘Feria secunda, July 14, 1707. Mr. Antram and I, having Benjamin and David to wait on us, measured with his wheel from the Town-House Two Miles, and drove down stakes at each mile’s end, in order to place Stone-posts in convenient time. From the Town house to the Oak and Walnut, is a mile wanting… (read more)

Deviating from the Straight Path (WTPR#5)

  . “One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be” Paul Revere’s Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . “Parting is such sweet sorrow” Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2 William Shakespeare         This entry is another (#5 in the original project) from the Walking… (read more)

Boston Neck. No Man’s Land (WTPR#4)

        “March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.”   Khalil Gibran The Voice of the Master                   This entry is a transfer of Entry… (read more)

Transitions (WTPR#3)

“ As to politeness and humanity, they (the northern provinces of colonial America), they are much alike except in the great towns where the inhabitants are more civilized, especially att Boston” Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Gentleman’s Progress: The Itinerarium, 1744. (*) In this entry I have brought over from my Walking The Post Road project entry… (read more)