Thomas Starr King, Unitarian minister, died at
the age of 39
Thomas Starr King, to the Sunday School Scholars and Teachers of Hollis Street Society, Boston, Massachusetts, May 25, 1860:
You cannot imagine, children, how splendid the flowers are here. Three weeks ago, before the leaves had come out on the trees in Boston, the whole country was brilliant with the brightest colors of wild flowers.
Mountains that had no trees on them were carpeted with blue, and yellow, and violet, and splendid banks of orange- colored poppies. It was a glorious sight...