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from its chain, and leaped overboard. The way
these o o b"s were recovered was i'or someone to
clamber down by stepping on the stones that line
the well, and serve an attachment on tlic said oo b,
returning necessarily liy tlic same mute liy whicli
he went.

That is what happened to the Hawlhorue
bucket, and Nat was eager to descend and return
with its scalp, but the widow Hawthorne considered
it extra hazardous, aud would not write the policy.
She then hired one Sam Shaw, preferring Sam to
kick tlie bucket, if anybody must, and in the good-



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iiess of her heart realizing that one Shaw more or
less in tlie world, was less serious to lier than one
Hawthorne.

Sam safely accomplished tlie perilous under-
taking, hence there are still Sluiws in the world as
well as Hawthornes.

Captain Joseph Diiigley was the first st^ttler in
Raymond, and provided he had a son of about ten



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years of age at the time, old enough to remembei'
the event in 1771, it is easily possible for peo|)lc to
be still living who have heard the account of the
settlement from his lips, hence it is easy to see how
young we are.

The house once occupied by Mrs. Hawthorne
and famous son, was later remodeled into a church,
although it bears no external appearance of the
purpose to which it was put.

Before he entered Bowdoin College in 1821
Hawthorne wrote his mother, "I do not want to
be a doctor, and live by men's diseases, or a minis-
ter to live by their sins, nor a lawyer to live by
their quarrels. So I don't see that there is any-
tiiing left but for me to be anantlior. How would
you like some day to see a whole slielf full of books
written by your son, with ' Hathorne's Works'
printed on the backs?"

Here is a chance for the Baconian theorists to
say that Lord Timothy Dexter wrote Hawthorne
because be spelled his name two different ways.

Well, "Hathorne's Works" might easily fill a
shelf, and to most excellent advantage, but his
mother only lived to read Twice Told Tales and
Mosses from an Old Manse.

The centennial of Hawthorne's birth was cele-
brated July 4th of the present year.



LOOKING BACKWARD.

HE.
I loved lier once, I wonder wliy ?

I grieved because slie answered no;
Without lier love I longed to die,

She laughed because I told her so.
I foolishly supposed that she

Was worthy of my love and care,
But heartlessly she laughed al me
And turned and left nie grieving there.

SHE.
He loved me once. I wonder why

I had the heart to answer no?
He craved my love; ah, well do I

Recall the day he told me so!
Why was he not content to wait,
Why did he come so soon to woo?
Why don't men start by being great,

And then come seeking love— boo-hool



Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Estabrook and Mr.
Willard W. Estabrook of Brookline, arrived in
tlieir automobile and remained over night at the
Alansion House. They were en route for the
Intervale House, White Mountains.



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PORTRAITS.



A gentleman whose portrait is among those in
the art exhibition in the Maine State Building,
recently visited Poland Spring, and the numbers
of people who recognized him instantly from having
seen the counterfeit presentment, is legion, judg-



ing from the evidences of Sherlock Holmesisra
wliich suddenly developed in their natures and
evidenced itself in their remarks.

Then ihat must be a good portrait. Another
portrait there, the artist tells me, has met with
the unanimous approval of all but the wife's.
Now, then, is thai a good portrait?

If a portrait is judged as a likeness it may
be faithful and satisfactory ; if as an art work
by those who never saw, or are, at least, not
familiar with the subject, it may be excellent,
but not a successful counterfeit of the original.

Never do people so disagree as upon the
subject of portraits. We liave had, as all
galleries have also, portraits that some call
excellent, while others term them wretched,
awful. It is an impossible question to decide.

If the drawing is correct there cannot be
two opinions on that score; but on the color-
ing, the expression, the high liglits, the relief,
the foreshortening, there are as many opinions
as there are people.

Ipsen has a truly excellent portrait of a
lady in full length black, with an expression
that wins admiration; Churchill, a portrait
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111 discover what it was that drew you back,
and you fail to have the question answered,
and linger on, and return the next day.

Beckwith is represented by a portrait so
correct it must prove a lodestone to draw sitters
to liis studio. If he always paints as strongly
and faithfully as (hat, sav voii, he wins your
favor.

Mrs. Wentworth's lady in the squirrel skin
furs is another of the thoroughly admirable
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