second wife a Dana.
Rev. Charles Lowell came to live in Cambridge in 1819, and he and his children, the Rev. R. T. S. Lowell, James Russell Lowell, and Mrs. S. R. Putnam, were all authors.
Judge Joseph Story, the most eminent legal writer whom America has produced, resided for many years in Cambridge (1829-1845), as did his son, William Wetmore Story, author and sculptor, and his son-in-law, George Ticknor Curtis, legal writer and historian.
Benjamin Peirce, who was college librarian (1826-1831), was father of the celebrated mathematician of that name; and his two grandchildren, James Mills Peirce and Charles Sanders Peirce, have followed with distinction in the same path.
The Rev. John G. Palfrey, the historian of New England, bequeathed similar tastes to his children, both of his sons having contributed to military history, while his oldest daughter has written both poetry and fiction under the name of E. Foxton.
Professor Charles Eliot Norton, in the same way, has prolonged and
Both Evangeline and Hiawatha already existed, by implication, in the titles of these early sketches.
He was three years abroad and wrote to his sister, My poetic career is finished.
On his return in 1829 he became Professor in Bowdoin College.
He still wrote, If ever I publish a volume of poetry it will be many years first --it being actually nine.
He published text-books and wrote Outre-Mer, the first sketches for which originally appeared in the New England Magazine. In 1831 he was married to the daughter of the Hon. Barrett Potter of Portland, Mary Storer Potter.
She came of a family noted for a beauty which is prolonged into the present generation, and even the inadequate portrait of her, which is in their possession, vindicates the tradition.
It shows her to have had dark hair-dressed high, in the fashion of those times — with deep blue eyes, a sweet expression, and dignified though dainty bearing.
Her mental training had some peculiar characteristics, owi