A group of prosperous merchants and professional men first met in to plan formation of a new Episcopal parish near the square. Charles Francis Adams, a friend of the young teacher, says that Brooks was "humiliated, discouraged, utterly broken down, indeed, by his complete failure at the threshold of life. John S. When you shook his hand, he fixed you with ice-blue eyes under a falcon-like brow — offset by a smile of profound gentleness. Views Read Edit View history. One Comment.
In subsequent decades all three became independent parishes.
In addition to his moral stature, he was a man of great physical bearing as well, standing six feet four inches tall. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. When I came to the Yard early that morning, the first thing I noticed was an enormous crowd of students that had slept on the porch the night before — in order to get a seat when the doors opened. North Andover.
Fortunately, they chose no to take their aggression any further than this, and gay people can generally pass off such taunts as ignorance of fear.