The Green Bag
His soul was sensitive to the serious questions that concern man in his spiritual relations. He was an exten sive and appreciative traveler, a fisher man with the knowledge of Izaak Wal ton himself, and a scholar whose criti cal judgments commanded respect so far as his modesty permitted them to become known. He was extremely modest and retiring, and rarely appeared on social or festal occasions, but when he was called on to give a public ad dress, such productions were always felicitous, indeed beautiful in their fine thought and lucid, graceful expression. His countenance bore the light of a singularly refined spirit, and his voice was silver music, like a clarinet in
quality, that having heard one desired to hear again, and would not have it cease. His conversation was the fruit of a pure soul combined with a keen intellect and retentive memory. It was marked by a gentle humor and enriched by literary quotation and historical knowledge. Since his retirement from the bench, Judge Allen had devoted his time to literary work and to travel. He was a Republican and took an active interest in the work of his party. In religious faith he was a Unitarian of liberal ideas. He was a man who made friends easily, and retained their confidence. He never married.
Ye Fallen Pirate By Dan C. Rule, Jr. ONE time there dwelt in Boston town — 'Twas during bluff King George's reign — An Advocate of wide renowne Ycleped Ezekiel Reuben Kayne. Who on ye Lidde so firmly sat Of his past life & historie, That folk referred to him as "That Strange, silent Man of mysterie." He hearkened not unto ye Chimes That call to prayer on Sabbath Day, But sought ye Tavern; & for Dimes, At Seven-Uppe with Cardes would play. But our good Parson, Matthew Birch, One night sought out ye Lawyer Kayne: "Why comes our brother not to Church? Speak up, my erring son — explain!" Then Lawyer Kayne he bowed his Hedde, & wept right bitterlie and sore.