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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 21 (search)
, the scholar gave the following rule: The conditions of grammar should always give way to exigencies of rhyme. In conclusion, two young girls, Annie Bigelow and Mariana Mott, were called forward to receive graduate degrees for law and medicine; the former's announcement coming in this simple form: Annie Bigelow, my little lamb, I welcome you to a long career at the ba-a. That time is long past, but The Hurdy-Gurdy, or any one of the later children's books by Mrs. Howe's daughter, Mrs. Laura Richards, will give a glimpse at the endless treasury of daring fun which the second generation of that family inherited from their mother in her prime; which last gift, indeed, has lasted pretty well to the present day. It was, we must remember, never absolutely out of taste; but it must be owned that she would fearlessly venture on half-a-dozen poor jokes for one good one. Such a risk she feared not to take at any moment, beyond any woman I ever knew. Nature gave her a perpetual youth, an