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anchored by conscience to primal truths, and was in no danger of drifting into any dangerous extreme. She was conservative by education and habit, but progressive by the independent activity of her mind.
As all this, and more, will be found in this work, we leave its readers to discover it and enjoy it without further comment. We must repeat, in concluding these few remarks, that if scholars call on men to rejoice at the discovery of the mummy of an Egyptian king, or the finding of a scrap of Cicero in a palimpsest, how much more glad should we be to have disinterred for us something of the past home life of a former generation, so that we can say to our children, "This is the way in which your grandparents lived and thought and acted fifty or a hundred years ago"!
JAMES FREEMAN CLARKE.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Anne Jean Robbins.—Her Birth and Surroundings.—
Her Grandfather, Rev. Nathaniel Robbins.- Dr.
Estes Howe's Letter about her Father. Stephen
Brewer's Reminiscences.- R. B. Forbes's.- Her
Mother. Her Hutchinson Ancestry.-Anne
Hutchinson.- Edward Hutchinson.- Family
Her Childhood.- Milton Hill.- Dr. Holbrook.-Her
School.- Miss Ann Bent.- Funeral of George
Washington.- Winters in Boston.- Birth of her
Little Sister.- Ladies' Academy.- Her Room-
mate.- Removal to Brush Hill.-The Earlier
Inmates. Her Interest in Education.- Emma
Forbes and Mary Pickard.— Aunt Catherine's
Letter describing Brush Hill.-The Misses Bar-
Recollections of Brush Hill.- Cousin Mary Warc.-
My Aunt Howc.- Anne Jean's Taste for Read-
ing. The Books the Sisters studied. Her
Commonplace Book.- Sally's Sonnet in Memory
of Mrs. Whipple.- Their Winter Visits. Their
Anne Jean's Letters.- Visit to Hingham.- Letter
Anne Jean visits Green Vale.-She there meets Judge
A Handsome Pair.- State of Society in the Town.-
Judge Howe. Sally's Visits to Northampton.-Be-
comes engaged.- Letter from Catherine Robbins
describing Worthington.- William Cullen Bry-
ant.- Dr. Bryant.— Eleanor Walker.- Visits be-
tween the Sisters.— Judge Howe's Change of
Religious Opinions.- Letters of Mrs. Howe to
Miss Cabot containing Accounts of her Wedding
Journey, Worthington Home, etc. Her Reading
of Tacitus, "The Giaour," and Virgil.— Allusions
to the War of 1812, the Embargo, etc.— The Lit-
erature of that Day.- Visit from Mary Pickard.—
Scott's Early Novels.-- Sismondi.- Loss of a
Mrs. Lyman's Letters to Emma Forbes, and Births of
her Daughter Anne Jean and her Son Edward.—
Letters.- Village News.- Visits from Friends.-
Reading Miss Hamilton's "Popular Essays.”—
"North American Review."- Mrs. Howe's Let-
ters to Miss Forbes.- Allusions to President
Kirkland and Mr. Thacher.-Story of Louisa.-
Marriage of her Sister to Mr. Joseph Warren Revere.
Poem of the "Last Judgment," and "Percy's
Masque," Cullen Bryant's Poem, "Life of John
Wesley," etc.- Mrs. Thomas Cary.— Destruction
of the "Albion," and Loss of Anne Powell and
Professor Fisher, the Betrothed of Miss C.
Beecher. She visits Stockbridge, and describes
the Sedgwick Family.- Death of Mrs. Inches.-
Religious Interests.- Agreement of my Father and
Mother in Liberal Views.- Patience with Nar-
rowness." Parson Williams."- His Interest in
my Father as a Boy.- My Mother's Efforts for
Liberal Christianity.- Her Sunday-school Class.
-Her Letter to Mrs. Murray on Controversial
Topics.- My Aunt Howe's Letter to Miss Cabot
on Calvinism.-The Establishment of the Round
My Mother's Health and Happiness.- Letters to
Typhoid at Brush Hill.- Death of Mr. Marshall