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Lydia Maria Child. by Anna D. Hallowell. few reputations survive the almost universal mortality of a hundred years. When
The next knowledge of the family is of Mrs. Child's grandfather, Richard Francis, a weaver by trade.
He w elebrated historic beauty of Boston.
To her latest day, Mrs. Child never mentioned her without emotion.
During all this the following extracts from her journal:
Dec. 2, 1824. Mr. Child dined with us at Watertown.
He possesses the rich fund o er's vanity.
And a month later:
Jan. 26, 1825.
Saw Mr. Child at Mr. Curtis's. He is the most gallant man that has live , 1825. One among the many delightful evenings spent with Mr. Child.
I do not know which to admire most, the vigor of his un having found a moment to tell you of the important news.
Mr. Child's extreme devotion and my own excess of happiness must fo ion on the stone at Mrs. Child's Grave in Wayland.
Lydia Maria Child born Feb. 11, 1802 died Oct. 20, 1880
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