ys, history, biography, domestic science.
A further list of her books are Philothea, 1836; A Brief History of the Condition of Women in Various Ages and Nations, two volumes, 1854; Fact and Fiction; Aspirations of the Spirit; The Freedmen's Book, 1865; Progress of Religious Ideals Through Successive Ages, three volumes, 1869; Romance of the Republic, 1867; Autumnal Leaves, 1857; Looking Toward Sunset, 1865; Biographies of Good Wives; and Letters, collected after her death.
Maria Gowen Brooks1865; Biographies of Good Wives; and Letters, collected after her death.
Maria Gowen Brooks was born in Medford in 1794.
She went abroad, met many famous people, and achieved an international reputation for her poetry—Judith, Esther, and Other Poems, 1820; Zophiel, 1825; and an Ode to the Departed.
Robert Southey was said to have given her the name Maria del Occidente, which she used as a nom de plume. She wrote a novel in 1843 called Idomen, supposed to have been autobiographical.
Many believed her to have been the original of the Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins.
Dr. John Bro
along Whitmore brook, and the residential section near the Gleason school followed.
In more recent years the Mystic Valley Parkway has bordered the lake, and the Mystic hickories that were sizable trees when Paul Revere rode by, overlook its winding way.
In the years before the Revolution the home of another Thomas Brooks, the marrying justice, was at the right of Grove street. The spot is marked by the old slave wall, and the great black-walnut tree stood before it. It was demolished in 1865, after the building of the stone house on the hill top. Just across the road was the home of Rev. Edward Brooks, who rode away in his full bottomed wig, and gun in hand followed the British troops on the eventful morning of the first Patriots' Day. This has also gone, probably after his son Peter C., built the present mansion.
In improving his estate he erected, in 1820, a granite arch spanning the canal, at a cost of a thousand dollars. Its architect was George Rumford Baldwin, who had j