t from the artificial life of the crowded city there comes, as if by instinct, the desire to collect, and in his rambles by the river and through the fields about Lowell he began that study of nature at first hand that was such a joy to him through life.
The study of insects fascinated him, and, while still a student in the high y the Bible in his pocket, did valiant service for his country at the taking of Louisburg.
Mr. Dame could not resist his country's call in her deepest need.
His Lowell home had been broken up by the removal of his father and mother to California some time before, and there was nothing to hold him back.
He enlisted February 9, 1nal appointments stood in the front row. Its high school, organized for the free co-education of the sexes, and then twelve years old, had but one senior (that in Lowell), and not a baker's dozen of juniors in the entire state.
Cambridge organized one in October, 1847, Charlestown one in 1848, and it was then several years before