, who, being suspected as a Tory, had his house protected by red-coated sentries, for whom his little daughter imbibed such reverence that long after the British
evacuation she never passed a deserted and battered sentrybox without dropping a courtesy in salutation.
In short, the British
lion was to Cambridge
boys of that day but a dethroned deity, who might again be restored should such boys relax for a moment their defiance to tyrants.
Then there was “the constant service of the antique world” in the direction of costume.
, the Franco-Spanish teacher, who lived till 1854, had cue and hair powder; Dr. Popkin
, who died in 1852, wore the last of the cocked hats, which, with his umbrella, is carefully preserved in the Cambridge Public Library
This implement was one of the three eminent umbrellas which dignified the university town; vast and heavy structures, equally hard to spread or furl; the second belonged to William Jennison
, tax-collector, and the other to Professor Hedge
, this being commemorated in Holmes
's letters as held by the hands of his son Dunham
, “An ”