V. Conversations in Boston. R. W. Emerson.
Do not scold me; they are guests of my eyes.
Do not frown,—they rant no bread; they are guests of my words.
In the year 1839, Margaret removed from Groton, and, with her mother and family, took a house at Jamaica Plain, five miles from Boston.
In November of the next year the family removed to Cambridge, and rented a house there, near their old home.
In 1841, Margaret took rooms for the winter in town, retaining still the house in Cambridge.
And from the day of leaving Groton, until the autumn of 1844, when she removed to New York, she resided in Boston, or its immediate vicinity.
Boston was her social centre.
There were the libraries, galleries, and concerts which she loved; there were her pupils and her friends; and there were her tasks, and the openings of a new career.
I have vaguely designated some of the friends with whom she was on terms of intimacy at the time when I was first acquainted with her.