By Sarah Knowles Bolton
In a simple domestic, within the city of Litchfield, Conn., was once born, June 14, 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe. the home used to be virtually choked with young ones earlier than her coming. She used to be the 7th baby, whereas the oldest used to be yet 11 years previous. Her father, Rev. Lyman Beecher, a guy of outstanding brain and sunshiny center, was once preaching earnest sermons in his personal and in the entire neighboring cities, at the munificent wage of 5 hundred funds a yr. Her mom, Roxana Beecher, used to be a lady whose attractive lifestyles has been an suggestion to hundreds of thousands. With an schooling more advantageous for these instances, she got here into the house of the younger minister with a self-control and middle that made her his significant other and reliance. there have been no carpets at the flooring until the girl-wife laid down a bit of cotton fabric at the parlor, and painted it in oils, with a border and a number of roses and others vegetation within the centre. whilst one of many solid deacons came visiting them, the preacher stated, "Walk in, deacon, stroll in!" "Why, I can't," acknowledged he, "'thout steppin' on't." Then he exclaimed, in admiration, "D'ye imagine ya could have all that, and heaven too?" So meagre was once the wage for the expanding family, that Roxana steered decide upon tuition be begun; and during this she taught French, drawing, portray, and embroidery, in addition to the better English branches. With all this paintings she came across time to make herself the idol of her little ones. whereas Henry Ward hung around her neck, she made dolls for little Harriet, and browse to them from Walter Scott and Washington Irving. those have been enthralling days for the enthusiastic woman with brown curls and blue eyes. She roamed over the meadows, and during the forests, collecting wild plant life within the spring or nuts within the fall, being expert, as she afterwards acknowledged, "first and optimum through Nature, impressive, appealing, ever-changing as she is in that cloudland, Litchfield. there have been the crisp apples of the red azalea,--honeysuckle-apples, we referred to as them; there have been scarlet wintergreen berries; there have been purple shell blossoms of trailing arbutus, and feathers of floor pine; there have been blue and white and yellow violets, and crowsfoot, and bloodroot, and wild anemone, and different old fashioned woodland treasures."** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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In a simple domestic, within the city of Litchfield, Conn. , was once born, June 14, 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe. the home was once virtually jam-packed with childrens ahead of her coming. She was once the 7th baby, whereas the oldest was once yet 11 years outdated. Her father, Rev. Lyman Beecher, a guy of outstanding brain and sunshiny middle, used to be preaching earnest sermons in his personal and in all of the neighboring cities, at the munificent wage of 5 hundred funds a yr.
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It was not a free library, but we always paid the subscription of one dollar per annum, and always read and studied from it. I remember among its volumes Hannah More's books and Rollin's Ancient History. " All this study had made Miss Mitchell a superior woman. It was not strange, therefore, that fame should come to her. One autumn night, October, 1847, she was gazing through the telescope, as usual, when, lo! she was startled to perceive an unknown comet. She at once told her father, who thus wrote to Professor William C.
Therefore, in 1857, she visited England, and was at once welcomed to the most learned circles. Brains always find open doors. Had she been rich or beautiful simply, Sir John Herschel, and Lady Herschell as well, would not have reached out both hands, and said, "You are always welcome at this house," and given her some of his own calculations? and Lives of Girls Who Became Famous 35 some of his Aunt Caroline's writing. Had she been rich or handsome simply, Alexander Von Humboldt would not have taken her to his home, and, seating himself beside her on the sofa, talked, as she says, "on all manner of subjects, and on all varieties of people.
For ten years more Miss Mitchell worked in the library, and in studying the heavens. But she had longed to see the observatories of Europe, and the great minds outside their quiet island. Therefore, in 1857, she visited England, and was at once welcomed to the most learned circles. Brains always find open doors. Had she been rich or beautiful simply, Sir John Herschel, and Lady Herschell as well, would not have reached out both hands, and said, "You are always welcome at this house," and given her some of his own calculations?