with pencil in an elegant hand.
It bears no date but is signed Lincoln Swan.
There were two of the name—cousins.
Their grandfather, Samuel Swan, Jr., who lived at Furness' corner named one of his sons for his old Revolutionary commander, Benjamin Lincoln.
There were six of them and a daughter, but none other had middle names.
He abbreviated them all, saying:
There are Sam, Dan——Jo, Han——Lin, Tim, Ca.
Sam (uel) and Lin (coln) each had an eldest son, Benjamin Lincoln.
One of these mBenjamin Lincoln.
One of these must have been the author of the poem, and along with our Mr. Hooper one of the schoolboys he tells of in his writing of the bower on p. 13, Vol.
XXII, of the Register.
We incline to the thought that he was son of the Benjamin Lincoln Swan who moved to New York.
Lines on Revisiting a favorite spot
Called the Bower, in the Woods of Medford, after several years' absence Beautiful Bower!
my long-loved spot, In boyhood's sunny days, Happy and rare has been thy lot, For finger of change has