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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, I. A Cambridge boyhood (search)
le boy, and was called old-fashioned; he was very precocious, and though only three months older than myself was a year before me in college, graduating at just seventeen,--each of us being the youngest in our respective classes. There was between our houses only the field now occupied by the Hemenway Gymnasium and the Scientific School; and while we were not schoolmates, we were almost constantly together out of school hours. Many an hour we spent poring over the pictures in the large old Rees' Cyclopaedia; afterwards, when weary, piling up the big volumes for fortifications, to be mutually assailed by cannonading apples from a perpetual barrel in the closet. Meanwhile, the kindly old grandfather, working away at his sermons or his American Annals, never seemed disturbed by our romping; and I remember vividly one winter evening, when he went to the window, and, scratching with his knife-blade through the thick frost, shaped the outlines of rough brambles below, and made a constell
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
ty, compensations of, 359. Pratt, Dexter, 12. Pratt, Rowena, 12. Precocity, perils of, 68. Preston, Colonel, 206. Prescott, W. H., 82. Prohibitory Laws, 120 Proudhon, P. J., 364. Provincialism, advantages of, for children, 3. Putnam, Mary Lowell, 173. Puttenham, George, 95. Pythagoras, 158. Quincy, Edmund, 178, 179, 244. Quincy; Josiah, 56, 71. Quintilian, 360. Rabelais, Francis, 18r. Rainsford, W. S., 98. Raynal, W. T. F., 15. Redpath, James, 206, 226. Rees, Abraham, 31. reformer, the rearing of A, 100-131. Remond, C. L., 174, 327. Retzsch, Moritz, 79. Revere, John, 54. Reynolds, Sir, Joshua, 79. Ribera, Jose, 295. Rice, Mr., 233. Rice, W. W., 164. Richard, King, 60. Richardson, James, 106. Richter, J. P., 87, 90. Rigual, Magin, 22. Ripley, George, 189. Ripley, Mrs., Sophia, 84. Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, 292. Ritter, J. W., 92. Rivers, Prince, 255. Rob Roy, 36, 214. Robinson, Charles, 206, 207, 28, 209. Robinson Rowland, 15.