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Robert's father had been Collector of the Port of Boston for King George III before the Revolution. He fled to England when Boston was evacuated in 1776 and lived on a small Crown pension until 1786 when the family returned to their Boston mansion which had escaped confiscation. Robert, who had been born during the family's long sojourn in England, had inherited from his maternal grandfather, Dr Sylvester Gardiner, 17 a vast estate on the Kennebec River in Maine. Here he and Emma settled - in the town of Gardiner - living happily together for over fifty years, raising nine children and sharing the literary pursuits they both thrived on.
29 Her position was unenviable. Now 26 years of age, with a taste and the talents for polished European society, she faced the frightening prospects of an impecunious spinsterhood with only her unsympathetic brother Frederic to look to for support. Handsome, well educated, energetic and intelligent, she was, so to speak, all dressed up with nowhere to go. No profession was open to her. Like Elizabeth Bennett's friend Charlotte Lucas in Pride and Prejudice, Delia felt obliged to accept the only suitor conveniently at hand, although she felt an aversion to him.
Born in Philadelphia in 1778 of Irish descent he had become a cabin boy in the commercial marine at the age of 12, thus beginning a connection with the sea which would last throughout his long life. When Rear-Admiral Charles Stewart, senior flag officer of the United States Navy, died on 6 November 1869 at the age of 91 he had been a naval officer for over seventy years. Shortly after his marriage in November 1813 Charles Stewart was appointed commander of the frigate Constitution. While cruising off the Portuguese coast in February 1815, he engaged at the same time two English ships, the Cyane and the Levant, and on 20 February vanquished The Tudors of Boston 21 both.
Lord Weary's Castle; The Mills of the Kavanaughs by Robert Lowell