Beacon hill



beacon hill

Fashionable section of Boston. Location of the capitol building of Massachusetts.
Historical Examples

Then I threw myself down in the shadow of a great rock on the top of beacon hill and took the volume from my pocket.
Mr. Marx’s Secret E. Phillips Oppenheim

We are now on the north side of that beacon hill for which we steered last Sunday.
Rural Rides William Cobbett

It is situated on beacon hill, the highest point of land in the city proper.
Great Cities of the United States Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth

But they went up, across the beacon hill, as though by mutual consent.
Can You Forgive Her? Anthony Trollope

Near Matteawan is beacon hill, the highest of the highlands, which has an electric railway to its summit.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 7 Various

They had reached the top of the beacon hill, and were out upon the Fell, before George had begun his story.
Can You Forgive Her? Anthony Trollope

And just at that point in the argument beacon hill received its name and significance.
Joyce of the North Woods Harriet T. Comstock

The new church, recently built at the foot of the beacon hill, is in the Gothic perpendicular style of architecture.
Rides on Railways Samuel Sidney

beacon hill was the head centre of sport, and far enough from town, as nearly all of us walked.
Some Reminiscences of old Victoria Edgar Fawcett

On beacon hill, the stronghold of the old social order, there was an eager, outreaching intellectual life.
A History of American Literature Percy H. Boynton

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