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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 6 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Irene E. Jerome., In a fair country 4 0 Browse Search
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n Institute, unknown to me, had discussed the subject before I was a member; and the idea was not a new one. All I did was to bring it from Europe with me, and talk about it, and write about it, until the Old Colony adopted it. I hope the many early friends I had there will believe me when I say, that, without their generous and steady co-operation, I should have failed in my plans. The Normal Schools are of Prussian origin; but let us not mourn on that account. The beautiful fountain of Arethusa sank under the ground in Greece, and re-appeared in Sicily; but I have never read that the Sicilians mourned for the appearance of that foreign blessing among them. Bespeaking your patient forbearance under this epistolary infliction, I am, as ever, yours, truly, Charles Brooks. In 1837, voted to continue the primary schools through the year. To show how promptly our town took the form and pressure of the times, we need only state the appropriations annually made for the support
us. A lawyer; for more than twenty years a member of Vermont Legislature; Judge Court of Common Pleas, &c.; d. in Boston in 1849.  213Sewall.  214Jeffries.  215Bradshaw, d. in Castine, 1826, leaving six children.  216Timothy, b. 1769; father to Rev. J. Hall, of Newcastle, Me. 48-114 e.Aaron Hall m.--------, and had--  114 e.-216 a.Daughter, m. Asa Parsons.  b.Apphia, m. Sylvester Judd, Esq., of Southampton.  c.Irene, m. Samuel Matthews.  d.Drusilla, m.----Johnson, of Hadley.  e.Arethusa, lives in Brooklyn, N. Y.  f.Richardson, lives in Greenfield, Me.  g.Samuel, is a clergyman. 51-115 g.Josiah Hall, of Sutton, was a captain in the revolutionary army. He m., 1785, Mary Marble, and had--  115 g.-216 h. Oliver, b. Dec. 1, 1785;for many years town-clerk of Sutton, where he now lives.  i.Mary, b. Apr. 7, 1788; m. Alpheus Marble.  j.Almira, b. June 4, 1790; d. Sept. 18, 1795.  k.Deborah, b. Jan. 18, 1793; d. Sept. 12, 1795.  l. Hannah, b. Dec. 13, 1795;
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Navy of the United States (search)
posite gunboatComp.1,118S.6 Wheeling1,000Composite gunboatComp.1,081T. S.6 Marietta1,000Composite gunboatComp.1,054T. S.6 Newport1,000Composite gunboatComp.1,008S.6 Princeton1,000Composite gunboatComp.800S.6 Fourth rate a, Estimatedb, Secondary battery.c, Main battery. Ajaxa7,500CollierS.3,000S.b2 Glaciera7,000Refrigerator-shipS......S.b3 Celtic6,428Supply-shipS.1,890S... Culgoaa6,300Supply-shipS.al,500.... Saturna6,220CollierI.1,500S.b2 Rainbow6,206Distilling-shipS.1,800S... Arethusaa6,200Tank steamerS.....S... Alexander6,181CollierS.1,026S.b2 Iris6,100Distilling-shipS.1,300S... Brutusa6,000CollierS.1,200S.b2 Sterling5,663CollierI.a926S.b2 Caesar5,016CollierS.1,500S.b4 Nero4,925CollierS.1,000S.b4 Nanshana4,827CollierS......... Abarenda4,670CollierS.1,050S.b4 Supply4,460Supply-shipI.1,069S.b2 Marcellusa4,400CollierI.1,200S.b2 Hannibal4,291CollierS.1,100S.b2 Leonidas4,242CollierS.1,100S.b2 Lebanon3,375CollierI......S.b4 Justin3,300CollierS......S.b2 Souther
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Irene E. Jerome., In a fair country, April days (search)
old household and monkish names adhere, they are sufficient for popular and poetic purposes, and the familiar use of scientific names seems an affectation. But here, where many native flowers have no popular names at all, and others are called confessedly by wrong ones,—where it really costs less trouble to use Latin names than English,—the affectation seems the other way. Think of the long list of wild-flowers where the Latin name is spontaneously used by all who speak of the flower: as, Arethusa, Aster, Cistus (after the fall of the cistus-flower), Clematis, Clethra, Geranium, Iris, Lobelia, Rhodora, Spiraea, Tiarella, Trientalis, and so on. Even those formed from proper names—the worst possible system of nomenclature—become tolerable at last, and we forget the godfather in the more attractive namesake. When the person concerned happens to be a botanist, there is a peculiar fitness in the association; the Linnaea, at least, would not smell so sweet by any other name. In other
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Irene E. Jerome., In a fair country, The procession of the flowers (search)
the stalk curl upward; refresh them by changing the water, and in the morning the stalk will be straight and the flower open. From this time forth Summer has it all her own way. After the first of July the yellow flowers begin, matching the yellow fire-flies: Hawkweeds, Loosestrifes, Primroses bloom, and the bushy Wild Indigo. The variety of hues increases; delicate purple Orchises bloom in their chosen haunts, and Wild Roses blush over hill and dale. On peat-meadows the Adder's-Tongue Arethusa (now called Pogonia) flowers profusely, with a faint, delicious perfume,—and its more elegant cousin, the Calopogon, by its side. In this vicinity we miss the blue Harebell, the identical harebell of Ellen Douglass, which I remember as waving its exquisite flowers along the banks of the Merrimack, and again at Brattleborough, below the cascade in the village, where it has climbed the precipitous sides of old buildings, and nods inaccessibly from their crevices, in that picturesque spot, lo
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, I. List of officers from Massachusetts in United States Navy, 1861 to 1865. (search)
pt. 12, 1864.Actg. 3d Asst. Engr.Little Ada.North Atlantic.June 21, 1865.Resigned.Actg. 3d Asst. Engr. Cook, John V.,Mass.Mass.Mass.June 23, 1864.Actg. Ensign.Arethusa.South Atlantic.Oct. 10, 1868.Hon. discharged.Actg. Ensign. Aug. 21, 1865.Actg. Master. Cook, Joshua, Jr.,Mass.Mass.Mass.Dec. 30, 1863.Actg. Master's Mate.Newbess.Mass.Mass.Jan. 21, 1862.Gunner.Oneida.West Gulf.Nov.--, 1864.Deceased.Gunner. Parker, William C.,Sweden.Mass.Mass.June 2, 1864.Actg. Master's Mate.Gladiolus; Arethusa; Daffodil.South Atlantic.Sept. 27, 1868.Hon. discharged.Mate. Parks, George H., Killed by explosion on Tulip.Mass.Mass.Mass.July 6, 1863.Actg. 3d Asst. Engr Flotilla.Nov. 11, 1865.Hon. discharged.Actg. 3d Asst. Engr. Remmonds, Charles T., Credit, Boston.Mass.Mass.Mass.Oct. 29, 1863.Actg. Master's Mate.Potomska; Arethusa. Tallapoosa.South Atlantic. Gulf.July 13, 1867.Hon. discharged.Mate. Officers from Massachusetts in United States Navy—Continued. name.Where Born.State
ascertain the strength of the fleet at Brest, a British fleet of twenty ships of the line put to sea under Admiral Keppel, so well known to posterity by the pencil of Reynolds and the prose of Burke. On the seventeenth of June, June 17. meeting two French frigates near the island of Ouessant, Keppel gave orders that they should bring to. They refused. One of them, being fired into, discharged its broadside and then lowered its flag; the other, the Belle Poule, repelled the pursuit of the Arethusa, and escaped. The French government, no longer able to remain inactive, authorized the capture of British merchantmen; and early in July its great fleet sailed out of July Brest. After returning to Portsmouth, Keppel put to sea once more. On the twenty-seventh, the two 27. admirals, each having thirty men-of-war in three divisions, and each professing the determination to fight a decisive battle, met off Ouessant. D'Orvilliers was better fitted for a monastery than the quarterdeck;