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Beacon Hill   /bˈikən hɪl/   Listen
Beacon Hill

noun
1.
A fashionable section of Boston; site of the Massachusetts capital building.






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"Beacon Hill" Quotes from Famous Books



... possessed was given to Miss Hosmer's cause, but some other person got the commission. I remember, too, that my mother, at Mrs. Mann's request, was at great pains to make drawings for the face of the statue which now confronts from the slopes of Beacon Hill the culture and intelligence of Boston, which Horace Mann did so much to promote. But he was not a subject which accommodated itself readily to the requirements of plastic art. There is a glimpse of Miss Hosmer in one of my father's diaries, which I will reproduce, for ...
— Hawthorne and His Circle • Julian Hawthorne

... turned their eyes to the hill, for when a light appeared there they knew it would be time to put on their steel caps and corslets and march to defend their liberties. Ever since the hill has been called Beacon Hill. ...
— This Country Of Ours • H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

... before this story began, St. Ange was a lumber camp; the first gash in that part of the great Solitude to the north, which lay across Beacon Hill, three ...
— Joyce of the North Woods • Harriet T. Comstock

... rude blacks, yesterday picking cotton or driving mules, sitting in the legislators' seats and executive offices of Richmond and Columbia, holding places of power among the people of Lee and Calhoun. Fancy the people of Massachusetts, were the state-house on Beacon hill suddenly occupied by Italian, Polish and Russian laborers,—placed and kept there by a foreign conqueror. Add to the comparison the prouder height of the slaveholder, and the lower depth of his serf. Put this as the case of a people high-strung and sensitive, still fresh from the passion of war, ...
— The Negro and the Nation - A History of American Slavery and Enfranchisement • George S. Merriam



Words linked to "Beacon Hill" :   capital of Massachusetts, Bean Town, city district, Beantown, Boston, Hub of the Universe



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