A New England Girlhood by Lucy Larcom

A NEW ENGLAND GIRLHOOD OUTLINED FROM MEMORY By LUCY LARCOM I dedicated this sketch To my girlfriends in general; And in particular To my namesake-niece, Lucy Larcom Spaulding. Happy those early days, when I Shined in my angel-infancy! –When on some gilded cloud or flower My gazing soul would dwell an hour, And in those