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Suburban Sketches

By Howells, W. D.

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It was on a morning of the lovely New England May that we left the horsecar, and, spreading our umbrellas, walked down the street to our new home in Charlesbridge, through a storm of snow and rain so finely blent by the influences of this fortunate climate, that no flake knew itself from its sister drop, or could be better identified by the people against whom they beat in unison. A vernal gale from the east fanned our cheeks and pierced our marrow and chilled our blood, while the raw, cold green of the adventurous grass on the borders of the sopping sidewalks gave, as it peered through its veil of melting snow and freezing rain, a peculiar cheerfulness to the landscape. Here and there in the vacant lots abandoned hoop-skirts defied decay; and near the half-finished wooden houses, empty mortar-beds, and bits of lath and slate strewn over the scarred and mutilated ground, added their interest to the scene. A shaggy drift hung upon the trees before our own house (which had been built some years earlier), while its swollen eaves wept silently and incessantly upon the embankments lifting its base several feet above the common level.

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CONTENTS MRS. JOHNSON DOORSTEP ACQUAINTANCE A PEDESTRIAN TOUR BY HORSE-CAR TO BOSTON A DAY'S PLEASURE A ROMANCE OF REAL LIFE SCENE JUBILEE DAYS SOME LESSONS FROM THE SCHOOL OF MORALS FLITTING

 

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