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The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 2, November, 1884 is a fascinating collection of articles covering a wide range of topics related to the state of Massachusetts. The magazine offers a mix of history, literature, biography, and current events, providing readers with a well-rounded view of the state's culture and society at the time.

One particularly interesting article in this issue is a profile of the famous abolitionist and women's rights advocate, Lucy Stone. The author goes into detail about Stone's life and accomplishments, shedding light on her important contributions to the fight for equality.

Another standout piece is a profile of the Massachusetts town of Marblehead, which delves into the town's history, industries, and notable residents. This article offers readers a glimpse into the unique character of Marblehead and its place in the larger context of Massachusetts history.

Overall, The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 2, November, 1884 is a highly informative and engaging read for anyone interested in the history and culture of Massachusetts. The diverse range of topics covered in this issue makes it a valuable resource for those looking to deepen their understanding of the state and its people.

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[Illustration: Engraved by Geo. E. Perine, New York. Grover Cleveland]

THE

BAY STATE MONTHLY.

A Massachusetts Magazine .

VOL. II.

NOVEMBER, 1884.

No. 2.

GROVER CLEVELAND.

By HENRY H. METCALF.

Save only that of Ulysses S. Grant, no name in America has come from comparative obscurity into national eminence in so short a time as that of GROVER CLEVELAND.

The fame of Grant was wrought out through the exigencies of a great civil war, in which the unity of the Republic was the issue involved. The distinction which Cleveland has achieved comes of valiant service in another field of conflict, wherein the issue involves the perpetuity and dominance of the great principles which constitute the framework and fibre of republican government itself. Under ordinary circumstances, probably, neither Grant nor Cleveland would have risen above the plane of every day life. The same, too, might perhaps justly be said even of Washington. In the history of human progress it will be seen that every great crisis involving the triumph of the principles and tendencies which make for the moral, social, or political advancement of mankind has developed a leader endowed with the special qualities demanded by the occasion.

The brilliant and self assertive men who press forward to leadership in ordinary times, whether impelled by mere love of notoriety, personal ambition, or an honest desire to promote the welfare of their fellow men, seldom become masters of the situation when a supreme emergency arises... Continue reading book >>


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