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OF

NOTED PERSONS

“For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey,

This pleasing, anxious being e'er resigned,
Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day,
Nor cast one longing, ling‘ring look behind ?”

GRAY

Compiled in Leisure Hours

BY

JUSTIN S. MORRILL

BOSTON

TICKNOR AND COMPANY

167

Copyright, 1882,
BY JOHN WILSON AND SON;

AND 1886,
BY TICKNOR AND COMPANY.

All rights reserved.

University Press :
JOHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE.

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A SECOND edition of this monograph has been suggested by the fact that in the distribution of the first or private edition some valued personal friends were neglected, and a demand for copies, impossible for the printer to supply, was also made by many who had no desire to be served gratuitously. It has also been asserted, by those competent to know, that the field which has afforded the author occasional recreation and some relief from more serious labor, has heretofore found no gleaner. The literary plants exhibited are rather tropical, and unlikely to be sought by anybody for propagation; but they may have some interest for those who are curious to observe how widely such growths have flourished even under adverse conditions. Occasional leisure moments have served, even without extraordinary research, to bring forth considerable additions, both of names and material, further demonstrating the “ Self-consciousness of Noted Persons."

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