Music: Boston's Boyar

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In the first half of the 19th Century, when such men as Philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, Preacher Theodore Parker and Pundit Bronson Alcott were generating a whole kaleidoscope of intellectual sparks, Boston was in truth the cultural powerhouse of the U.S. Since then Boston's cultural graph has shown, a decline. Her writers and painters, once the most pioneering, are now for the most part complacent. But to the Back Bay Brahmins Boston's past glories are still present, her old-fashioned way of life still sacredly up-to-date.

One of Boston's hoary monuments to Brahmin...

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