The following year was passed at Pittsfield, Mass., where he engaged in work on his uncle's farm, long known as the 'Van Schaack place.' This uncle was Thomas Melville, president of the Berkshire
Agricultural Society, and a successful gentleman farmer.
We were Berkshire
, or Gloucestershire, or Yorkshire boys; and you're young cosmopolites, belonging to all countries and no countries.
A short time ago, I was favored with a flying visit from my young friend Eustace Bright, whom I had not before met with since quitting the breezy mountains of Berkshire
. It being the winter vacation at his college, Eustace was allowing himself a little relaxation, in the hope, he told me, of repairing the inroads which severe application to study had made upon his health; and I was happy to conclude, from the excellent physical condition in which I saw him, that the remedy had already been attended with very desirable success.
Many people in Berkshire
, Surrey, and Middlesex must have seen the fall of it, and, at most, have thought that another meteorite had descended.
They had met at Lady Berkshire
's the night that Rubinstein played there, and after that used to be always seen together at the opera and wherever good music was going on.
His short neck was thick like that of a Berkshire
bull; his shoulders were set far back, and his arms sprouted therefrom like two oak limbs.
[Calmly.] Oh, ten years ago, on Lady Berkshire
, from whom you stole it.
A perfectly lovely little black Berkshire
pig stood smiling beside him.
From now on the forces of Torn were employed in repeated attacks on royalist barons, encroaching ever and ever southward until even Berkshire
and Surrey and Sussex felt the weight of the iron hand of the outlaw.
"He is reported in the neighbourhood of Albany--out towards the Berkshire
Few things are more satisfactory to me than a high-grade Berkshire
or Poland China pig.
"The family was at one time among the richest in England, and the estates extended over the borders into Berkshire
in the north, and Hampshire in the west.