Cambridge: Printed by Allen and Farnham, 1863. xii, 276p., original diced brown cloth, empanelled with decorative cartouche, spine slightly slightly faded and sloped, some foxing and internal staining, previous owner's inscription on front blank endpaper, library bookplate (with withdrawn stamp) and previous owner's typewritten note on front pastedown. *Wright II 1196.
Written as an autobiographical novel about working in Lowell's textile mills with an emphasis on the positive aspects. "The story ends with Rosa's happy return to the Spindle City, to No. 10 and the mills. The text includes many poems, elegiac and religious, presumably written by Hillbourne." *Ranta no. 25.