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In 1869 he was elected to the New talks or lectures in the parlor of Dr.
Hampshire Senate, hut declined to serve. Crosby's church in New York City. Eze-
Professor Sanborn has been twice mar- kiel W., born in 1844, died in infancy, ried : (1) to Mary Ann, daughter of Eze- Mary Webster, born in 1845, is the wife kiel Webster. Dec. 11, 1837, removing at of Paul Babcock, Jr., of Jersey City, once into the house formerly occupied N.J. Edwin W., born in 1857, is a mem- by Dr. Oliver in Hanover, where his fam- ber of the present Senior class in Dart- ily has ever since resided. Catharine A., mouth College. In 1864 Mrs. Sanborn the eldest child, born in 1839, has long died, and on the second day of January, been known as an authoress, and has the 1868, he was married to Mrs. Sarah Fen- past winter given a series of literary ton Clark of Detroit, Mich.
��THE BOB INS.
��BY WILL E. WALKER.
Said a robin unto a robin, " Let us build a nest in this tree."
Said in reply, the robin, "No, no! for cannot you see,
'Tis near to the room of a student, And he our tormentor will be."
Said the first bird unto the second, "I'll trust my welfare with him ;
I have heard his kind words to the children, As I sat on this favorite limb,
And if he is kind to such rascals, Not a beam of our joy will he dim."
So a nest was built by the robins ;
And throughout the sunshine of Spring, By their cheery, persistent labor,
By the songs they were wont to sing, They encouraged and cheered the scholar,
And new hopes to his heart did bring.
For they taught him of love and duty, Of wisdom and faith — to believe
That He who cared for the robins, Would the wants of his soul relieve ;
Who heareth their songs of gladness, Should likewise his praise receive.
And he loved and protected the robins, When others would threaten them ill ;
And in quiet they lived in the treetop, And sang of peace and good will ;
And speaker first says to his " gude wife,"
" I told you so — think so still."