the old manse

“>     wandering the grounds accompanied by the ghosts of The Ripleys, The Alcotts, The Emersons, The Hawthornes and Thoreau originally a parsonage it’s first inhabitant viewed the Battle at The Old North Bridge from the study window “In fairy-land, there is no measurement of time; and, in a spot so sheltered from the turmoil of life’s ocean, three years hastened away with…