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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Afternoon landscape: poems and translations, The last Palatine light. (search)
The last Palatine light. [One of the best-known traditions of our Atlantic coast is that of the Palatine light, popularly associated with the wreck, off Block Island in 1720, of a ship bearing emigrants from the German Palatinates. The light is reported as appearing at irregular intervals for more than a century, and was last seen in 1832. Its appearance is minutely described by an eye-witness, a resident physician, who saw it Dec. 20, 1810. See Sheffield: Block Island, p. 42.] RogerBlock 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 cliff and the footing slow; Handgrip on rock and knee on the sod,-- At last on the headland's height he trod. In the days of the pirates three footpaths led To that dizzy cliff; but now there was none Save for the fox, the goat, and the bird: One path o'er the seaweeds green and red; From high-water mark to the cave-mouth, one; And thence o'er the Pirates' Hill, the thir
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 1: Ancestral (search)
and wrote the official account of the last-named battle, which may be found in Washington's correspondence. During the terrible winter at Valley Forge, Lieutenant-Colonel Ward obtained a month's furlough, wooed and married his cousin, Phoebe Greene (daughter of Governor William Greene, of Rhode Island, and of the beautiful Catherine Ray, Granddaughter of Simon Ray, one of the original owners of the island. He was pressed in a cheese-press on account of his religious opinions. of Block Island), and returned to the snows and starvation of the winter camp. Our mother was very proud of her great-grandmother Catherine's memory, treasured her rat-tail spoons and her wedding stockings of orange silk, and was fond of telling how Benjamin Franklin admired and corresponded with her. Some of Franklin's letters have been preserved. He speaks of his wife as the old lady, but says he has got so used to her faults that they are like his own — he does not recognize them any more. In one l
lectured at Tremont Temple, Mar. 14, 1848 I. Ice A ship load sent to Calcutta, 1834 Twenty-five thousand tons shipped South, 1846 Ice Has become a great article of trade, 1880 Impeachment of President Johnson; great sensation, Feb., 1868 The last vote; attempt failed, May 26, 1868 Indians Obatinewat, Sachem of Shawmut, Sep. 19, 1621 Chief Miantunnomok gave Gov. Winthrop a skin, July 13, 1631 Women and children sold as slaves, July 6, 1637 Of Block Island, pay tribute to Boston, Mar. 27, 1638 King Philip visited Boston, Oct. 18, 1662 King Philip again visited Boston, Aug. 13, 1670 King Philip becomes very troublesome, 1674 Prisoners cruelly executed in Boston, Sept., 1675 King Philip killed at Mount Hope, Aug. 12, 1676 King Philip's head exhibited on a pole in Boston, Aug. 15, 1676 Sell Boston to the Colonists; Charter troubles, June. 18, 1684 Scalps taken in war, on exhibition, Nov. 13, 1711 Aquitamong, age 112 y
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 2: literary New York (search)
nd manners were much influenced by people of culture. One of these, Robert Sands, was the author of a poem entitled Yamoyden, its theme being an Indian story or legend. His family dated back to the Sands who once owned a considerable part of Block Island, and from whom Sands Point takes its name. If I do not mistake, these Sands were connected by marriage with one of my ancestors, who were also settlers in Block Island. I remember having seen the poet Sands in my childhood, a rather awkward,Block Island. I remember having seen the poet Sands in my childhood, a rather awkward, near-sighted man. His life was not a long one. A sister of his, Julia Sands, wrote a biographical sketch of her brother, and was spoken of as a literary woman. William Cullen Bryant resided in New York many years. He took a prominent part in politics, but mingled little in general society, being much absorbed in his duties as editor of the Evening Post. I first heard of Fitz-Greene Halleck as the author of various satirical pieces of verse relating to personages and events of nearly eig
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 4: home life: my father (search)
bt and difficulty. This he was able to effect. My eldest brother came home one day and said to me:— As I walked up from Wall Street to-day, I saw a dray loaded with kegs on which were inscribed the letters, P. W. & K. Those kegs contained the gold just sent to the firm from England to help our State through this crisis. My father once gave me some account of his early experiences in Wall Street. He had been sent, almost a boy, to New York, to try his fortune. His connection with Block Island families through his grandmother, Catharine Ray Greene, had probably aided in securing for him a clerk's place in the banking house of Prime and Sands, afterwards Prime, Ward and King. He soon ascertained that the Spanish dollars brought to the port by foreign trading vessels could be sold in Wall Street at a profit. He accordingly employed his leisure hours in the purchase of these coins, which he carried to Wall Street and there sold. This was the beginning of his fortune. A work
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
12. Greeks, Dr. Howe's labors for, 85, 86, 313, 319. Green Peace Estate, The, 152. Green, J. R., the historian, 412. Greene, George Washington, American consul at Rome, helps Dr. Howe, 123; accompanies the Howes to the papal reception, 125. Greene, Gen., Nathanael, 7, 123. Greene, Mrs. N. R., cousin of Mrs. Howe's father, anecdote of, 6. Greene, William, governor of Rhode Island, 4. Greene, Mrs. William (Catharine Ray), an ancestress of Mrs. Howe, 3; her connection with Block Island families of service, 51. Greene, William B., colonel of the First Mass. Heavy Artillery, 271. Gregory XVI., Pope, receives the Howes, 125; anecdote of, 126, 127. Grey, Mrs., her interest in schools for girls of the middle class, 333. Grimes, Brother, a colored preacher, 263. Grimes, James W., senator from Iowa, 225. Grimes, Medora. See Ward, Mrs. Samuel. Grisi, sings at Lansdowne House, 101; in Semiramide, 104. Griswold, R. W., his Female Poets of America, 5. Gr
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the Third winter. (search)
local authorities, the white troops, little accustomed to hard labor, had not been able entirely to do the work of the blacks. Two batteries—one on Vincent's Creek, an arm of the sea bounding the northern part of the island, and the other on Block Island, a hummock rising in the midst of sloughs—were to sweep the two extremities of Morris Island, and there was constructed a bridge connecting Morris Island with James Island, to enable the troops that occupied these two islands to support one anlibre, with three hundred and fifty artillerymen and as many infantry. Having perceived the hostile flotilla rather far up the stream on Lighthouse Inlet, he supposed, not without reason, that the Federals would follow a bayou running between Block Island and Morris Island, to land near an old lighthouse on a spit called Oyster Point, so as to attack in the rear the batteries placed upon the southern extremity of the island. He sent his infantry in that direction, while his artillerymen respon
g in his bark of twenty tons, with a crew of one man and two little boys, from Connecticut to Long Island, was blown out of his course into the neighborhood of Block Island, when he noticed the pinnace of our Indian trader, John Oldham, filled with Indians, and saw a canoe put off from it. Suspecting that they had killed Oldham, d was killed by lightning in July, 1665. ... embarked in three pinnaces, and carried two shallops and two Indians with them. They had orders to kill the men of Block Island, and bring away the women and children. Then to demand of the Pequots the murderers of Captain Stone and other English, and one thousand fathoms of wampum fopointed to looke to the Meeting-house, and to be free from Rates, and in December to search and seal leather. in regard of the loss of his eye in the voyage to Block Island, £ 8. The whole cost of the voyage came to about £ 200. The Pequots instead of being intimidated were enraged, and strenuously solicited the Narragansetts t
emis tavern, one of oldest houses in town, 90. Benjamin, Daniel, 64, 70, 71. Biglow, Lt., Thomas, 70, 71. Bigelow: Abijah, Jacob, 89; Joshua, 97. Bill of fare for ordination, 111 n. 3. Bird Tavern (the), 84; militia trainings at 86. Bisket-cake exchanged for a bass, 3, 14, 63. Black lead, a whole rock of, 35. Bleachery established, 132; new buildings at, 134; finishes fifteen tons of goods daily, 134. Blessing of the Bay, the first vessel built in the colony, 34. Block Island, 40, 41, 42. Boarding-houses at factory in good hands, 131. Boies, John: his cottage and paper-mill at Eden Vale, 92; location of, 130 n. 1; purchased by Boston Manufacturing Co., 92, 93, 130. Booths, people lying in, 22. Boston, settlement of, 2, 15; 23, 33, 60, 69. Boston Bay or Harbor at first called Massachusetts Bay, 11 n. 3. Boston Manufacturing Co. incorporated, 130; purchases property of Cotton & Wool Factory Co., 132. Boston Rock Hill, 28. Boston Watch Co. a
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Women of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony. (search)
the official paper of the province. In 1721 Franklin established the New England Courant. The Courant began in the midst of one of the greatest small pox epidemics Boston ever had. Doctors Increase and Cotton Mather were ardent advocates of inoculation, and strongly supported by Dr. Zabdiel Boylston. Franklin with great freedom of expression wrote of affairs which brought the wrath of the provincial officials upon him. Franklin printed an item regarding pirate vessels in the vicinity of Block Island, and that Captain Pete Papillion had raised a company and sailed against them. It was an impolitic item to print, but was a scoop on the part of an inexperienced printer. The following day he was brought before the governor on the Speakers' warrant, and spent a month in jail. His younger brother, Ben Franklin, only seventeen years old, became editor for a time, and for legal reasons his name continued as publisher for three or four years. The printshop of James Franklin was on the site
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