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Now gloomy winter shews his hoary head . . .

on winter Now gloomy winter shews his hoary head, And nature’s face is with confusion spread; Stern Boreas rambles forth with blust’ring sweep, T’ explore the continent, and storm the deep: A while he ranged with despotic sway, Till vanquish’d … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day in New Hampshire, 1872

Farmer’s Cabinet (Amherst NH) Vol 70, Issue 31, Page 2; Wednesday, February 14, 1872 To day, (the 14th) is known in the calendar as St. Valentine’s Day. Many believe St. Valentine a myth like Santa Claus; but this is an … Continue reading

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Portsmouth NH 1846: Customs of Valentine’s Day

From: Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics (Portsmouth NH) Vol LVII, Issue 7, Page 3  — Saturday, February 14, 1846 VALENTINE’S DAY — It is a popular superstition that the first two single people who meet in the morning of … Continue reading

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An 1876 Valentine Rejection

And we think Valentine’s Day is too commercialized… JOHN’S VALENTINE–It was the evening of Valentine day when he called on her, and she stuck her head out of the door as he knocked, and sobbed, “If you had sent me … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Resolution Makers 1914

RESOLUTION MAKERS From: Portsmouth Herald, December 31, 1914 Any weakling can make resolutions. It needs a strong man to keep them. That is perhaps why New Year’s resolutions are so often futile. The strong do not wait for high days … Continue reading

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