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Excerpt from Great Southerners, Vol. 1: Being a Series of Short Sketches of Statesmen, Military Captains, Orators, Jurists, Preachers, Men of Literature, Etc
The most enlarging of all studies is the study of human history, and all history is at bottom only bi ography. It was with this view that the editor of the Children's Visitor, in which the following sketches first appeared, arranged for their preparation.
Mr. Will T. Hale, who has acquired a national rep utation for both his prose and poetic writings, was chosen to do the work on account of his genius for historic treatment, combined with a broad and gen erous Spirit, which was a guaranty against any offen sive sectionalism. How well he has done his work has already been attested by the unusual popularity of the sketches while appearing currently in the V53 itor, and by a corresponding demand for their publica tion in this permanent form.
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