Image from page 301 of "The New England magazine" (1887)
Title: The New England magazine
Publisher: Boston : [New England Magazine Co.]
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MONUMENT IN CEMETERY, DAYTON. 2Q0 THE NATIONAL SOLDIERS HOME.
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THE SOLDIERS HOME AT TOGUS, MAINE and laughter. They proceeded froma shady nook beside the road, halfhidden by thick shrubbery, where halfa dozen bluecoats were seated abouta rustic table talking and joking subtegmine fagi; while farther away,breaking in upon these cheerfulsounds, I heard with a shudder thathorribly hollow, gasping rattle of acough, the sound of which no one canmistake, and I saw, faltering along inthe sunshine, the victim on whose fea-tures the dread disease had placed itsseal, the letters of which read death.In another place I noticed beside theroad, appearing from undergroundapparently, the black hat, then theblue coat, and finally the entire formof an old soldier. Proceeding I gazeddown into a most beautiful grotto, en-tirely overshadowed by trees and en-livened by the cheerful sound of fall-ing water. Stone steps led down toit from the road, and a number of vet-erans were below quenchingtheir thirst in the cool waterof the spring. They haveother sources for quenc
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