Cuando era Puertorriqueña by Esmeralda Santiago

By Esmeralda Santiago

Los angeles historia de Esmeralda Santiago comienza en los angeles parte rural de Puerto Rico, donde sus padres y siete hermanos, en continuas luchas los unos con los otros, vivían una vida alborotada pero llena de amor y ternura. De niña, Esmeralda aprendió a apreciar cómo se come una guayaba,
a distinguir los angeles canción del coquí, a identificar los ingredientes en las morcillas y a ayudar a que el alma de un bebé muerto subiera al Cielo. Pero precisamente cuando Esmeralda parecía haberlo aprendido todo sobre su cultura, los angeles llevaron a Nueva York, donde las reglas —y el idioma— eran no sólo diferentes, sino también desconcertantes. Cómo Esmeralda superó l. a. adversidad, se ganó entrada a l. a. acting Arts highschool y después continuó a Harvard, de donde se graduó con altos honores, es el relato de los angeles tremenda trayectoria de una mujer verdaderamente extraordinaria.

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No one could state his views more clearly and pregnantly in the committee-room, and he had a singularly happy conversational tact; but (as he was well aware himself) he had not any great command of those natural or acquired characteristics which are essential for public speaking. He made efforts, though somewhat too late, to remedy these defects, and was alway very urgent in impressing upon young clergymen the extreme importance of adding to the weight and influence of their matter by every available improvement in their manner.

He devoted his attention to religious and benevolent societies, and the improvement of rural economy. He died young, a fewyears after this period. f Fellow of Trinity ; medallist in 1820. 40 MEMOIR OF THE REV. HENRY VENN. persons and events of the last century. With a naturally sound and vigorous understanding, cultivated by reading and intercourse with her father and his friends, during many years' residence in his lonely parsonage of Yelling, with the simple tastes and skill in household management expected of a parson's daughter a hundred years ago, she might in some respects have stood as the original of one of Miss Austen's heroines.

James Stephen. They posted leisurely through France to Basle, after the old fashion, in the Stephens' carriage ; thence proceeded by other conveyances and on horseback ; and picked up the carriage again on the return homewards. He took copious notes of this tour, in fact a brief Diary, as indeed was his practice whenever he made a journey from home ; but the familiarity of EARLY YEARS AND LIFE AT CAMBRIDGE. 33 everyone with the scenes in question makes quotation unnecessary. It was not until January, 1821, that he obtained his first regular curacy, and was ordained priest a few months afterwards.

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