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tate, Law's Serious .Call, and other works of that kind. These I looked over wistfully, day after day, without even a hope of getting something interesting out of them. The thought that father could read and understand things like these filled me with a vague awe, and I wondered if I would ever be old enough to know what it was all about. But there was one of my father's books that proved a mine of wealth to me. It was a happy hour when he brought home and set up in his bookcase Cotton Mather's Magnalia, in a new edition of two volumes. What wonderful stories those! Stories too about my own country. Stories that made me feel the very ground I trod on to be consecrated by some special dealing of God's Providence. In continuing these reminiscences Mrs. Stowe describes as follows her sensations upon first hearing the Declaration of Independence: I had never heard it before, and even now had but a vague idea of what was meant by some parts of it. Still I gathered enough
repeat large portions from memory long before the age at which boys in the country are usually able to read plain sentences. The first large book besides the Bible that I remember reading was Morse's History of New England, which I devoured with insatiable greediness, particularly those parts which relate to Indian wars and witchcraft. I was in the habit of applying to my grandmother for explanations, and she would relate to me, while I listened with breathless attention, long stories from Mather's Magnalia or (Mag-nilly, as she used to call it), a work which I earnestly longed to read, but of which I never got sight till after my twentieth year. Very early there fell into my hands an old school-book, called The art of speaking, containing numerous extracts from Milton and Shakespeare. There was little else in the book that interested me, but these extracts from the two great English poets, though there were many things in them that I did not well understand, I read again and agai
, on success of Uncle Tom's Cabin abroad, 189. Low, Sampson & Co. publish Dred, 269; their sales, 279. Lowell, J. R., Duchess of Sutherland's interesti n, 277; less known in England than he should be, 285; on Uncle Tom, 327; on Dickens and Thackeray, 327, 334; on The minister's Wooing, 330, 333; on idealism, 334; letter to H. B. S. from, on The minister's Wooing, 333. M. Macaulay, 233, 234. McClellan, Gen., his disobedience to the President's commands, 367. Magnalia, Cotton Mather's, a mine of wealth to H. B. S., 10; Prof. Stowe's interest in, 427. Maine law, curiosity about in England, 229. Mandarin, Mrs. Stowe at, 403; like Sorrento, 463; how her house was built, 469; her happy out-door life in, relieved from domestic care, 474; longings for home at, 492; freedmen's happy life in South, 506. Mann, Horace, makes a plea for slaves, 159. Martineau, Harriet, letter to H. B. S. from, 208. May, Georgiana, school and life-long friend of H. B. S., 31, 32; Mr