Concise History Of The American People

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJacob Harris Patton

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... HONOKED NAMES--AET. 1107 important feature was introduced at the formation of the CHAP, public library in New York City bearing the name of its----founder, John Jacob Astor, and since increased by his 18S2. son. It is designed to furnish standard works on the varied subjects of useful human knowledge--an armory for the practical student, through whom the influence is to reach those who cannot personally avail themselves of its treasures. In the departments of human knowledge and literature we have names that are held in honor wherever the English language is read: in History, Prescott, Bancroft, Hildreth, and Motley; in Systematic Theology, Dr. Timothy Dwight, whose works have had a great influence in this country and in England, and Professor Charles Hodge; in Mental Philosophy, Jonathan Edwards; in Biblical Literature, Edward Robinson; in Poetry, Bryant, Longfellow, and Whittier; in Light Literature, Irving, Cooper, and Hawthorne; in Lexicography, Noah Webster; in Mathematics, Bowditch--many other eminent names might be added. In art we have those who have exhibited evidence of genius that may yet give the Nation a name honored among those eminent in painting and sculptnre. Her sons have not been surrounded by models from great masters to awaken in early life the slumbering genius, nor have they been encouraged by a traditionary reverence among the people for such manifestations of talent. It has been in the face of these disadvantages that they have reached their present high position, not by passing through a training laborious and preparatory, but almost at a bound. We rejoice to see the great body of the people associating themselves for purposes of doing good or for self-improvement. There are in the land many religious and...

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... HONOKED NAMES--AET. 1107 important feature was introduced at the formation of the CHAP, public library in New ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217194648

ISBN - 13:9780217194648

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