or copy of Chapter V of Fields and Mansions of Middlesex.
（S. A. Drake, 1874.)
Referring our readers to the above book we will only quote:—
Except that the sides of the edifice are somewhat bulged out, which gives it a portly, aldermanic appearance, and that it shows a few fissures in its outward crust, the Powder House is good for another century if for a day. Nothing is wanting but its long arms, for the Old Mill to have stepped bodily out of a canvas of Rembrandt or a cartoon of Albert Durer.
It carries us in imagination beyond seas to the banks of the Scheldt,—to the land of burgomasters, dikes and guilders.
It was left to us to find in another quarter the legend.
In an occasional paper styled the Old Powder House, printed for a church fair in 1878, was A Legend of the Old Mill, by Mrs. L. B. Pillsbury,—in all thirty-two verses.
That writer (unlike the former one) had the grace to append a footnote, thus:—
Suggested by the facts given in Drake's Fields and Mans