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FROM ITS EARLIEST SETTLEMENT TO SEPTEMBER, 1836;
VARIOUS NOTICES RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF
BY WILLIAM LINCOLN.
'These local annals are full of little things; names, dates,
and facts: and rumors of
every sort, which seem, at first sight, almost too trifling to be noticed: and
yet, not only
it is true, that the general historian must essentially depend on the local,
to a very con-
siderable extent, for the mass of loose seeds from which the spirit of his narrative
be laboriously distilled: but it is also true, that there is almost always a
good deal of
that spirit already made in such materials at his hand. Many of these little
we speak of, are little only in size and name. They are full of rich meaning.
are graphic and characteristic in a high degree. They suggest far more than
They illustrate classes of men, and ages of time. They are small but brilliant
on the walls of the past, pouring floods of splendor from their little niches
on the vast
abysses around them.' AMERICAN QUARTERLY REVIEW, June 1836.
MOSES D. PHILLIPS and COMPANY.
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Contained in the History of Worcester is a biographical sketch of Daniel Shays. Daniel Shays is remembered for the insurrection of 1786-7 that became known as Shays' Rebellion. This biographical sketch tells of his service in the Revolutionary War, where he was appointed a captain. The author is no supporter of what Shays represented, questioning his honor and integrity, but admits that his courage in war was unsurpassed.
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"History of Worcester, Massachusetts from its earlest settlement to September, 1836"
| publisher Moses D. Phillips
| author William Lincoln (1801-1843)
| date 1837
| location Worcester, Massachusetts
| width 5.25"
| height 9.0"
| process/materials printed paper, ink
| item type Books/Non-fiction
| accession # #L04.126
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