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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 1 1 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 1 1 Browse Search
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cept for mere change; so pure is the air here, the Common so bright, and the house itself so much better and more comfortable—library and all-than anything I get elsewhere. But when I do leave my city appliances, I like to go to a new place every year, or nearly every year, so as to make a real change, and not go over the old drives annually. You governors have this changing life in perfection; only now and then you are sent to very out-of-the-way places. To Sir Edmund Head. Boston, May 20, 1858. I cannot tell you how much we should be gratified if we could accept your invitation, so true a pleasure would it be to us to spend a few days with you at any time and anywhere. But I suppose it is quite out of the question. What I can have said to you about moving round this summer, as if I thought I should be more than commonly free, I do not easily comprehend . . . . . The Public Library and two or three other things keep me here. I do not intend this shall be the case hereafter