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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, VIII: Anthony Burns and the Underground railway (search)
as a daguerreotype which was taken here, of her sitting in my lap—her face is lovely in the picture, but mine (my wife declares) is spoiled by happiness. Later he added:— When I was in Boston I went to see my darling little Mildred Williams Ida May: they, you know, are free. She is as gentle and refined as ever, with her delicate skin and golden hair. She may be adopted by a member of Congress. In reference to this curious episode, Mr. Higginson's old Newburyport friend, Caroline Andrews (Leighton) writes:— Mr. Higginson was much moved at the situation of this lovely child. He wished me to take her home with me and keep her for a while in my vacation, at Newburyport. While I was there he wrote me the most explicit directions in regard to her care and enjoyment. I thought he hoped at one time to adopt her, as after I had returned to my school, and given her back to her parents, he wrote sorrowfully to me, My dream of Mildred is ended. I was not worthy of it. <
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XV: journeys (search)
endorsement might be valuable! We have to superintend the goat's milking morn and night and we do it from an upstairs window. The goat bleats, and then we go. Angelo stands by her with a silver tray, the fat boy (son of the former head-waiter who was murdered by the former cook) helps hold her contrary head, and the owner milks into a little pitcher. When convalescence came, the interesting Swedish doctor and author, Munthe, advised us to go to Sorrento and then to Capri where he said Andrews and Coleman (American author and artist) would take care of us till he came. Dr. Munthe had a villa there, but just then was in Rome in charge of the future King of Sweden. At Sorrento, wrote Colonel Higginson, we called on Marion Crawford the novelist who has a perfectly beautiful villa and grounds. Mrs. Crawford begged us to come over this afternoon and see the children dance the Tarantella (national dance) in honor of their father. Removed to the bracing air of Capri, the record c
s, 258, 259. Johnson, Rev., Samuel, 50, 101; and Higginson, 78, 82; letter to, about resignation, 104, 105. Kansas, troubles in, 166, 167, 180, 181; Higginson in, 169-80; people of, 174-77. Kidner, Rev., Reuben, and Higginson, 358, T 359, 375, 376. Kossuth, described, 97, 98. La Farge, John, described, 259. Lane, Gen., Jim, 172, 174. Larger History of the United States, 417, 427: Higginson at work on, 301. Le Barnes, J. W., on kidnapping project, 106. Leigh ton, Caroline Andrews, letter to, 154. Leighton, Celia, account of, 109. See also Thaxter, Celia. Lind, Jenny, account of, 09, 100. Littlefield, Col., on colored troops, 229. Livermore, Mrs. Mary A., in London, 340. Livingstone, David, 341, 342. Long, Governor John D., and Higginson, 296, 299. Longfellow, Henry W., 26,37,50; visit from, 295. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 386, 424. Longfellow, Mrs., Henry Wadsworth, 50; Higginson's impression of, 72. Longfellow, Samuel, and T. W. H