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Louise Chandler Moulton by Lilian Whiting

LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON

Poet and Friend

BY

LILIAN WHITING

BOSTON LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY 1910

_Copyright, 1910_, BY LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

_All rights reserved_

Published, September, 1910

_Printers_ S.J. PARKHILL & CO., BOSTON, U.S.A.

[Illustration: LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON, AET. 20

_Frontispiece_]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. 1835-1853 1

II. 1853-1860 26

III. 1860-1876 51

IV. 1876-1880 79

V. 1880-1890 106

VI. 1890-1895 169

VII. 1895-1900 205

VIII. 1900-1906 229

IX. 1907-1908 263

ILLUSTRATIONS

Louise Chandler Moulton, aet. 20 _Frontispiece_ From a daguerreotype.

FACING PAGE

Elmwood Cottage, Pomfret, Conn., the girlhood home of Louise Chandler Moulton 5 Engraved on a watch belonging to her mother.

Louise Chandler Moulton, aet. 18 34 From a daguerreotype containing a slip of paper upon which Mrs. Moulton had written, "Taken in Boston the day I first saw my husband,--Spring of 1853."

Facsimile of a letter from Robert Browning 96

Lucius Lemuel Chandler, Mrs. Moulton's father 104 From an old daguerreotype.

The library in Mrs. Moulton's Boston home, 28 Rutland Square 109 From a photograph.

Louise Chandler Moulton 122 From a photograph by W. Kurtz.

Facsimile of the original draft of "Laus Veneris," in Mrs. Moulton's handwriting 143

Facsimile of a letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes 164


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