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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 15, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, I. A Cambridge boyhood (search)
se of a dignified historic past than those stones at my birthplace. Nor did it actually carry me back so far in time. In the same way, our walks, when not directed toward certain localities for rare flowers or birds or insects,--as to Mount Auburn sands, now included in the cemetery of that name, or the extensive jungle north of Fresh Pond, where the herons of Longfellow's poem had their nests,--were more or less guided by historic objects. There was the picturesque old Revolutionary Powder Mill in what is now Somerville, or the remains of redoubts on Winter Hill, where we used to lie along the grassy slopes and repel many British onslaughts. Often we went to the fascinating wharves of Boston, then twice as long as now, and full of sea-smells and crossed yards and earringed sailors. A neighbor's boy had the distinction of being bad enough to be actually sent to sea for a dubious reformation; and though, when he came back, I was forbidden to play with him, on the ground that he
Powder-Mill Exploded. --The "North Carolina Powder Mill," located twelve miles from Charlotte, North Carolina, was again blown up last Thursday. Three men--one white man and two mulattoes — were blown up in the mill. The white man — Abernathy — and one of the negroes were killed. Others were badly, and probably mortally, injured. It has been but a short time since the mill was put in operation after the first blowing