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Lydia H. Sigourney: ”A Mighty Chieftain ’neath my Shade“

Earlier in the week I quoted the first article about the “Washington Elm” in Cambridge, by a Massachusetts author named John Langdon Sibley in American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge in 1837. The popular poet Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865) picked up the idea behind that article—that the tree could speak about the events it had stood beside—and ran with it.
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