Collections Volume 30

Collections Volume 30

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...and his services in the important trust committed to him, in terms of entire justice. It is written with great good taste and discrimination, avoiding that tone of exaggeration so frequent in productions of this class, and describing Mr. Baldwin, as The Worcester Magazine and Historical Journal. he appeared to the daily observer, of simple and unpretend-. ing excellence, abounding in innocent and pleasing peculiarities, and deserving of great commendation for his incessant and far-reaching exertions in the field of American antiquities. Mr. Lincoln did many things well, but this may be set down as the best written of his productions; and from my own intimacy with the subject of the delineation, I can bear testimony to its truthfulness. In 1837, he delivered the annual address before the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. This was very favorably received when it was spoken, and rewards a subsequent perusal. Horticulture, as I have before remarked, was tnuch to his taste, and as he had at one time entered largely into its practical details, not contenting himself with a general love of nature, he had his word in season to utter to those of kindred sympathy. Mr. Lincoln was engaged for many years in the preparation of a history of his native town. I believe that it was originally his intention to publish it in the pages of The Worcester Magazine and Historical Journal, but that work having been suspended for want of the patronage it deserved and should have received, he wisely took time to make his collections, that he might present them to the public with entire accuracy, and in a form to be perpetually preserved. He well knew that the labor of preparing a town history was of no slight amount; that the materials would not always come at...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926919
  • 9781236926913