The sea returning day by day Restores the world-wide mart. So let each dweller on the Bay Fold Boston in his heart Till these echoes be choked with snows Or over the town blue ocean flows. EmersonBoston. St. 20.
One day through the primeval wood A calf walked home as good calves should; But made a trail all bent askew, A crooked trail as all calves do. * * * * * And men two centuries and a half Trod in the footsteps of that calf. Sam Walter FossThe Calf-Path.
A hundred thousand men were led By one calf near three centuries dead; They followed still his crooked way And lost a hundred years a day; For thus such reverence is lent To well-established precedent. Sam Walter FossThe Calf-Path.
Boston State-house is the hub of the solar system. You couldnt pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crow-bar. HolmesAutocrat of the Breakfast Table. VI.
Solid men of Boston, make no long orations; Solid men of Boston, drink no long potations; Solid men of Boston, go to bed at sundown; Never lose your way like the loggerheads of London. Billy Pitt and the Farmer. Printed in Asylum for Fugitive Pieces (1786), without authors name.
Massachusetts has been the wheel within New England, and Boston the wheel within Massachusetts. Boston therefore is often called the hub of the world, since it has been the source and fountain of the ideas that have reared and made America. Rev. F. B. ZinckleLast Winter in the United States. (1868).