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Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 21 1 Browse Search
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition 16 2 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 14 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 12 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 8 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Irene E. Jerome., In a fair country 7 1 Browse Search
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches 3 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 2 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 13 (search)
werful voice, ready sympathy, and boundless willingness to make himself useful in every direction. A very characteristic side of the man might always be seen in his letters. The following was written in his own hurried handwriting in recognition of his seventy-seventh birthday :-- April 8, 1899. Dear Higginson,--Thanks for your card. It awaited me on my return from North Carolina last night. Three score & ten as you know, has many advantages,--and as yet, I find no drawbacks. Asa Gray said to me It is great fun to be 70 years old. You do not have to know everything! I see that you can write intelligibly. I wish I could — But I cannot run a Typewriter more than a Sewing-Machine. Will the next generation learn to write — any more than learn the alphabet? With Love to all yours Truly & always E. E. Hale. This next letter was called out by the death of Major-General Rufus Saxton, distinguished for his first arming of the freed slaves-- Washington, D. C.,