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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 7: marriage: tour in Europe (search)
and innocently inquired whether he and Mrs. Smith went sometimes to court. The question amused him. He said to his wife, My dear, Mrs. Howe wishes to know whether you and I go to court. To me he said, No, madam. That is a luxury which I deny myself. I last saw Sydney Smith at an evening party at which, as usual, he was surrounded by friends. A very amiable young American was present, apropos of whom I heard Mr. Smith say:— I think I shall go over to America and settle in Boston. Perkins here says that he'll patronize me. Thomas Carlyle was also one of our earliest visitors. Some time before leaving home, Dr. Howe had received from him a letter expressing his great interest in the story of Laura Bridgman as narrated by Charles Dickens. In this letter he mentioned Laura's childish question, Do horses sit up late? In the course of his conversation he said, laughing heartily: Laura Bridg man, dear child! Her question, Do horses sit up late? Before taking leave of us
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
32. Passion Flowers, Mrs. Howe's first volume of poems, 228, 229; reviewed in Dwight's Journal of Music by Mrs. E. D. Cheney, 436. Passy, Frederic, takes Mrs. Howe to the French Academy, 414; also to the crowning of a rosiere, 415; presents her with a volume of his essays, 416. Paul, Jean, works of, read, 59. Pegli, Samuel Ward dies at, 73. Peirce, Benjamin, a member of the Radical Club, 282. Pellico, Silvio, an Italian patriot, 109. Pentonville prison, visited, 109. Perkins, Col. Thomas H., his recollection of Mrs. Cutler, 35. Persiani, Mlle., an opera singer, 104. Phaedo, Plato's, read by Mrs. Howe, 321. Phillips, Wendell, his prophetic quality of mind recognized, 84; leader of the abolitionists: his birth and education, 154; at anti-slavery meetings, 155-157; an advocate of woman suffrage, 157, 158; his death, 159; compared with Sumner, 175; effect of his presence at the Radical Club, 286; his orthodoxy, 287; speaks at the meeting to help the Cretan in
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Margaret Smith's Journal (search)
at a neighbor's made good and sweet bread; and, further, that one night there did enter into their chamber a smell like that of the bewitched bread, only more loathsome, and plainly diabolical in its nature, so that, as the constable's wife saith, she was fain to rise in the night and desire her husband to go to prayer to drive away the Devil; and he, rising, went to prayer, and after that, the smell was gone, so that they were not troubled with it. There is also the testimony of Goodwife Perkins, that she did see, on the Lord's day, while Mr. Dalton was preaching, an imp in the shape of a mouse, fall out the bosom of Eunice Cole down into her lap. For all which, the County Court, held at Salisbury, did order her to be sent to the Boston Jail, to await her trial at the Court of Assistants. This last Court, I learn from mine uncle, did not condemn her, as some of the evidence was old, and not reliable. Uncle saith she was a wicked old woman, who had been often whipped and set in t
erance Hobbs had been whipped with iron rods by her spectre; neighbors, who had quarrelled with her, were Hale 37 willing to lay their little ills to her charge; the poor creature had a preternatural excrescence in her flesh; she gave a look towards the great and spacious meeting-house of Salem,—it is Cotton Mather who records this,—and immediately a daemon, invisibly entering the house, tore down a part of it. She was a witch by the rules and precedents of Keeble and Sir Matthew Hale, of Perkins and Bernard, of Baxter and Cotton Mather; and, on the 10th of June, protesting her innocence, she was hanged. Of the magistrates at that time, not one held office by the suffrage of the people: the tribunal, essentially despotic in its origin, as in its character, had no sanction but an extraordinary and an illegal commission; and Stoughton, the chief judge, a partisan of Andros, had been rejected by the people of Massachusetts. The responsibility of the tragedy, far from attaching to the
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. 22.--The Senate has confirmed the following Presidential nominations, among many others: Lieut. Col. Sewall to be Colonel: Major Hoffman to be Lieutenant Colonel: Captains Burford, Whiting, Winders, Sackett and E. K. Smith, to be Majors: Lieutenants Charles S. Stewart, Blunt, Foster, Bryan, Reno, McCarthy, Derby, Hink, and Marshall, to be Captains; Major Emory to be Lieutenant Colonel; Assistant. Surgeon Head to be Surgeon. The following named Assistant Surgeons of the Army were also confirmed: Sporb, of Pennsylvania; Mechum and Wagner, of Maryland; Ramseur, of North Carolina, and Cormick, of Virginia. The following Lieutenants of the Navy were confirmed to fill vacancies occasioned by resignations: Dalton, Bigelow, Bradford, Phitkion, Cook, and Sheyock; Fitch, Harris, Eastman, Wallace, Hackfield, McDougal, Porter, Moseley, Perkins, Blodgett, Phillips, and Lansdale are confirmed as Surgeons, and Samuel J. Jones and Shiveley as Assistant Surgeons, in place of those resigned.
n brothers. I receive letters daily from all parts of your State, and generally from strong Union men, who say Virginia will secede before the 4th of March. Can it be so? I can hardly credit it. Virginius. P. S.--Since writing the above, the Cabinet appointments have been announced, except that of Postmaster General, which is not yet made Secretary of State, Toombs, of Ga.; Secretary of Treasury, Memminger, of S. C.; Secretary of War. Elliott, of Miss.; Secretary of Navy, Perkins, of La.; Attorney General, P. Walker. of Ala. It is said that Toombs will not accept. V. Charleston, Feb. 21, 1861. There are a few common words and expressions which I think Southern speakers and writers ought to correct, as inapplicable, tame, and unworthy of Southern manliness. One word is "ask." "Ask and ye shall receive. " is the injunction of our Divine Lord, clearly implying the dependent upon the possessor of the thing asked for. "Ask of the North our rights, " as th
"My dear Amelia," said Mr. Perkins to the young lady whose smiles he was seeking, "I have long wished for this sweet opportunity, but I hardly dare trust myself now to speak the deep emotions of my palpitating heart; but I declare to you, my dear Amelia, that I love you most tenderly; your smiles would shed — I say your smiles would shed — would shed--" "Never mind the wood shed," said Amelia, "go on with that pretty talk
in consequence of the rain, a large party visited the bar-room, and demanded that it should be immediately raised. The proprietor at once acquiesced. o'clock, an individual with Southern expressed them rather freely at of Third and Dock streets. He was ly seized by the crowd and severely before he was rescued. His life would undoubtedly forfeited but for the cue of the police. The excitement seems to have extended into districts. At Frankford the people the works of Messrs. Perkins & Bolton, who were reported to have been making cannon primers for the Southern. To save the building from destruction, it was agreed that all the stock on hand, consisting of two furniture car loads of primers, and other munitions of war, should be placed in the station-house, which was done. They were also compelled to raise a flag on the building. Philadelphia,April 16.--P. G. Watmough and L. P. Ashmead, formerly Lieutenants in the Navy, who resigned years ago on account of e
1861.-- The undersigned offers his services to the public as a Hirer of Negroes for the ensuing year. His increased experience enables him confidently to promise those who engage his services, that their business will be attended to in the most satisfactory manner, and prompt returns made quarterly. References.--N. P. & T. C. Howard, Lee & Pleasants, L. R. Spillman, John H. Guy, Attorneys at Law, Alvey & Lipscomb, Porter, Harris & Horner, Merchants, Dr. Thomas Pollard, Rev. Philip B. Price. Richmond; Col. B. Anderson, N. W. Miller, Dr. John Morris. Dr. G. W. Harris, C. F. Pope, Jno. S. Swift. Postmaster, John Woodson, Thos. J Perkins, Goochland Co., Va.; J. L. Crittenden, W. S. Embry, J. Joseph Downman, Fauquier Co., Va.; Geo. Hamilton, Culpeper Co., Va.; W Lunsford, S. W. Skinker, James I or es. Stafford Co., Va.; Douglas H Gordon, Fredericksburg, Va.; Col. M. M. Payne. U. S. A., Washington, D. C. Lucien Lewis, Office under Metropolitan Hall. Richmond, Va. de 15--1m
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