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Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, III: the boy student (search)
nt of the college Natural History Society. Such notes as these often occur in his journals— Caught a little green snake and afterwards killed and preserved it. Skeletonizing a toad. Talking with Dr. Harris, I was seized with a larva-mania and hunted for them. Obtained a variety of ugly worms which I am going to keep through vacation till they turn to chrysalises. I feel more entomological than oratorical just now. Tried to draw some insects—particularly a beautiful Papilio Philenor Harris had given me. Succeeded quite well. That he had a boy's healthy appetite we may judge from these statements made in his freshman year:— Thanksgiving Day. Dinner, walked into the turkey, ham, pudding and pie!—Eat 2 quarts of cherries with P. at noon, his treat.—Eaten 12 ices in 3 days. Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursd: 4 each day.—Home at XI & made half a pitcher of iced molasses & water—molasses not very good— drank some, however—reading Ladies' Magazine, &c., until d