Happy Easter!

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EASTER'S DAWN by Lucy Larcom, The Poetical Works of Lucy Larcom   Breaks the joyful Easter dawn, Clearer yet, and stronger; Winter from the world has gone, Death shall be no longer! Far away good angels drive Night and sin and sadness; Earth awakes in smiles, alive, With her dear Lord's gladness. Roused by Him from dreary hours, Under snow-drifts chilly, In His hand He brings the flowers, Brings the ...

On this day… April 17, 1893

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MassMoments reminds us that writer Lucy Larcom – my first cousin five times removed – died on this day April 17, 1893. ...in 1893, Lucy Larcom died. A popular poet during her lifetime, she would be forgotten today except for a work of prose that she wrote in 1889. Her autobiography, A New England Girlhood, tells the story of her ...

The Cornelius Larcom Estate

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Join me as I begin a series of posts about ancestral homes & properties that belonged to our family. I find it fascinating seeing where people lived, especially when the homes are still standing. Most of these homes are in and around the Beverly, Massachusetts area. Beverly is like a home away from home for me. ...

Around the Horn

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 In the summer of 1849, a group of young men from Beverly and nearby towns bought the bark San Francisco, formed a company, wrote a constitution and by-laws, and agreed that they would not make the mistake other groups were making: they would stay together and share the profits and the hardships of the venture ...

Robbed by Pirates

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Young Benjamin Larcom , who had always intended to follow his fathers calling, went to sea on the brig Mexican, whose master was a relative . It was his first and last voyage; the brig was captured by pirates who robbed it, locked the crew in hold, and set fire to it. Pirates robbing the brig ...