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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 67 3 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Afternoon landscape: poems and translations 8 0 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 6 0 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) 2 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Afternoon landscape: poems and translations, The last Palatine light. (search)
described by an eye-witness, a resident physician, who saw it Dec. 20, 1810. See Sheffield: Block Island, p. 42.] Roger Harlakenden climbed the hill Where no other fisherman dared to go; The east-wind was blowing bitter and chill, Sheer was the clseaweeds green and red; From high-water mark to the cave-mouth, one; And thence o'er the Pirates' Hill, the third. Roger Harlakenden threw him down, Breathless at last, on the thin dry grass; He could see his dory that glistened brown, He could seethe phantom now! the flame Climbed stay and halyard to pennon-staff! There was neither pity nor joy nor shame In Roger Harlakenden's bitter laugh. “Let it burn!” he said; “let the ocean roar! I have looked on burning ships before. “I will watcher dared. The fisherman trembled, 'twixt wrath and fright. Terror next in that young voice rang: “Father!” it cried. Harlakenden sprang-- Out went the gleam of the Palatine Light! He clasped the child in his strong embrace, He thrust back th