Excerpt from Edward Hildreth in Memoriam, 1833-1907
The surroundings of the home were pleasant, and the early days were spent amid scenes to which it was his delight to turn in later life. He soon began to read, having been taken to school by some older member of the family w... hile too small to attend, the little legs dangling from the bench in restless fashion. The school house, although not the original one but its successor, stood on the spot immortalized by the incident of Mary and her pet lamb; the Mary being the daughter of a Mr. Sawyer whose farm adjoined that of his father. As he grew older he read more, but his taste did not seem to lie in the way of stories, yet Robinson Crusoe, the Arabian Nights, and other classics could not fail to interest the healthy, grow ing boy. History seemed to be his favorite study, and some books of an uncle which had been left at his home constituted, perhaps, the first library which he knew.
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