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rounded by wharves. Some of the wharves run out a great way into the deep water, so that the largest vessels can come up to them; the two longest are called Long Wharf and Central Wharf. On each of them, there is a row of high brick stores and warehouses. Long Wharf extends out into the water more than half a mile; near the middle of it there is a well of excellent fresh water from which vessels are supplied. At almost all the wharves on the north and east sides of the city, there are constantly lying vessels of all sorts and sizes, for the purpose of loading and unloading such goods and articles as are brought to the city, and carried away from it. The masts of the vessels are so thick, that they appear almost like a forest.

The wharves are covered with hogsheads, barrels, boxes, and other things; and a great many carts and trucks are continually employed in bringing goods and carrying them away; and a great many people are going and coming. Wharves are very busy places, when business is lively.

What is said of Boston harbour?

Of the islands in it?

How is it divided?

What is said of the entrance of the outer harbour?

What is said of the inner harbour?

Between what islands is the entrance?

By what is the peninsula of Boston surrounded?
What is said of the wharves?


ALMOST the whole of Boston, except the Common, is taken up with streets and buildings. Some of the houses, however, have beautiful gardens. The streets in the older parts of the city are narrow and crooked, and the buildings are mostly of wood; but in the newer parts of the city, the streets are wide and straight, and the buildings are of brick and of stone. The streets are paved with," round, smooth stones, such as are found on the sea-shore; and on each side are sidewalks, paved with bricks or flat stones. The streets have lamps at regular distances, which are lighted at night, and most of them have houses on both sides, touching each other all the way, except where they are interrupted by cross streets. The longest street in Boston is Washington Street. Here are shops on each side of the way for more than a mile. The street is crowded with coaches, chaises, and other carriages, and the sidewalks are full of people,

passing one way or the other. Everybody seems to be busy. There is no place so gay and bustling as the streets of a great town.

The Common is a large and beautiful field, on the westerly side of the city. Round the Common are wide, smooth gravel walks, planted with rows of trees. Some of the trees are very large and old. There are also walks across the Common and trees scattered up and down. Not far from the middle is a small pond of fresh water, with young elms round, its border. The Common is a great ornament to the city. On three sides of it there are splendid houses. Fayette Place, a block of twentyfour brick dwelling houses, four stories high, fronts it on the east; Park street, at one end of which is a church, remarkable for its high and beautiful steeple, fronts it on the northeast; and on the northwest is Beacon street, on which stands the State House, with many large and elegant dwelling houses.

In what part of Boston are the streets narrow and crooked?
What is said of pavements?

Which is the longest street?

Where is the Common, and what is said of it?


THE most remarkable building in the city is Faneuil Hall Market. It is built of granite and is two stories high; but the middle part is wider and higher than the rest, and has a dome at the top. This market house is five hundred and thirtysix feet long, and at each end there is a portico supported by four great pillars of granite. These pillars are twenty feet high, and more than a yard thick; and each is made of a single piece of stone. The principal entrances are at the ends under the porticos, and there is a wide passage from one end to the other, through the whole building. On each side of this passage, are places called stalls, occupied by the market men. In these stalls are kept all kinds of meat, as well as butter and cheese, and all sorts of vegetables, fowls, and fish. Every morning there is a great crowd of people about the market, who come to buy provisions. In the second story there are large elegant halls.


On the sides of the Market House are two streets called North and South Market Streets, and on the sides of these streets, opposite to the Market House, are rows of stores, built in one block, with granite fronts, and four

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