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   Book World (Newspaper) - October 1, 1897, London, Middlesex                                THE W WW w w w wwwwwww A Popular Monthly Journal for not only Authors, sellers, and all connected with Literature and Journalism, but Classes of the Reading Public. No. 52. London :-October, 1897. Pricie id. � it.......'ii.....iOi. 'r. 1 iini Anecdote of Longfellow. PjtOF. Luigi Honti tells a pleasant story of Henry WvLongfellow. or many years this gentleman had been in the habit of dining, with, the poet every Saturday One Christmas Day, as he was walking briskly toward the old historic house, he was accosted by a Jittle girl about twelve years old, who inquired the way to Longfellow's home., He told her it was some distance down the street, but if she, would walk along with hira he would show her. When they reached the gate, she said: � Do you think I ofrn go in the yard ? ; :W^,.-yes;*'^Bl^d^Signor Monti."Do you see the room on the left?' That is whereMartha Washington held her receptions one hundred years ago. If you look at the window on the right,_you will probably seea^rHite=baired gentleman reading a paper. Well, that wjll'be; m. Longfellow.*' ' *    ^   .    : She Jpoked very happy at the unexpected pleasure of ^really seeing the mail ^hoseipoeins she said she loved. As : Signor Monti drew near .the -house, ne ;Sawr Mr. Lon&feflow^ standing, tjith :hxs baok' againsUhe iwin�'pw,3]foihead, ofi dcrarge, out1- o�^|jht, T'$$lieitehe> " A^ittl^ ^rwints'^tikeeme vAry'mnbh^l^e^^#l^?^M \i / He- hastened to the*door, and, beckoning witn^hil^hand, called out*  . �      . ' '      1 **     '  "   1 � "Gome here, little girl, come here, if you want to' see meJ " j " She heeded no second invitation, and after shaking her hand and asking her name, he kindly took her into the house, showed her the "old clock on the the stairs," the chair made from the village: smithy's chestnut-tree, presented to him by the Cambridge children, and the beautiful pictures and souvenirs gathered in {the many years ef foreign residence. 1 am sure that child will carry all, her, life delightful memories of her1 Christinas ball at Mr. Longfellow's. , ' Long Hair and, Wigs. In . 1104, when Henry I. was in Normandy, & prelate, named Serlo, preached so1 eloquently against tfie, fashion of wearing long) hair that the monarch and his courtiers were moved .to tears; and, taking advantage of the impression he had produced* the enthusiastic prelate whipped a pair of scissors out of hisislefcves and crop^ ped the whole congregation   This was followed up >y a, royai^ediot prohibiting the wearing of long hair j but' in tMe neVb re^gn>t that of Stephen, the old fashion was revived, wheh, in 1139^ it received a sudden check from an exceedingly trifling circumstance. - A young soldier, whose chief pride lay in the beauty of his locks, which hung1 down almost to his knees, dreamed one night that a person-came to' him and strangled him with     ew^n luxuriant ringlets. /This dreftm had such ah effect upon him that he forthwith trimmed them to a rational length.  His companions followed his example, and ;super-, stition spreading the alarm, cropping became again the order of itbej day.  Sut this reformation, adds 't^e historian, was,; of very ^shprtl duratioh y Scarcely had a year ^lapsed before the people returned, to their former follies, and such especially as. would-be thought courtiers permitted their hair' td^'grow to'such; a shameful length-that, they rese'mbied women- rather than men, � thosewhom,, nature had'denied abundance of hair supplying the deficiency 1>v artificial' means./ ^ Wigs,- therefore; n|ay date in England: from^ther time of Stephen; and should.signs j to, shops become, again the fashion j English perru.quiers are bound in gratitude to. distinguish -theirs by' threeSagittarji, the;deyi  -       w*-*^^ Editorial labour, nroved eauallv unremunerative* ; w% buttons WW position i� tW Custom Housa at BogtenK*^^ ..MM |*l;^ojath.- , ,      ,    v t ' He was i> ina^ fik $eeti�jtt He was tall, str^hg|yl)) massive head, black hair he-fitiiradted attehtioh^Wm.^.^ ^ feminine in his quick p^rceplio^ beauty;his deUoate -reserve^ his purity- df vfeeUn^af ffit, Letter," " Btoase with Seven Gables,? and %mM^W^^^a$. stand as American classics. s 1  -        > t : t->� ; n? ifl^ Sandy B--f the Grumbler. \l Some time ago there lived in Edniburgh a, weU^known grUb||2 named Sandy B-^-, whose^e^reburrin^ tion produced some amusing scenes of senseless irritability, %h$  a: turn* , (^3Ca4to> im. Rising from his c^avi andf rushihg^from the rebm, foUowe^ by,a roar, of laughter Crpm friend, he clinched his fist aM'shouted, " How dare you recevve presents without my leave ? "   

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