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The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 6, March, 1885   By:

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The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 6, March, 1885 is a collection of diverse and engaging articles about the history, culture, and people of Massachusetts. The volume includes a wide range of topics, from historical landmarks and famous figures to contemporary issues like education and industry.

One standout feature of this volume is the detailed and well-researched articles that provide readers with a deep understanding of Massachusetts' rich heritage. The writing is clear and informative, making it easy for readers to learn about the state's past and present.

Additionally, the inclusion of illustrations and photographs adds visual appeal to the text and helps bring the stories to life. From portraits of notable individuals to images of historic sites, these visuals enhance the reading experience and provide additional context for the articles.

Overall, The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 6, March, 1885 is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about Massachusetts. Whether you're a history buff, a local resident, or simply curious about the state, this volume offers a wealth of information and insights that will captivate and educate readers of all backgrounds.

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[Illustration: William Lee (Signature)]


A Massachusetts Magazine .


MARCH, 1885.

No. 6.


By George L. Austin, M.D.

For a quarter of a century the firm name of Lee and Shepard has been familiar to the public. During this interval of time it has been printed upon millions of volumes, which have gone forth on their two fold mission of instruction and entertainment. Few publishing houses in America have achieved a more honorable record, or have more indelibly left their impress of good intentions and of deeds nobly done upon the minds of increasing generations. It is of the individual members of this firm, both of whom have grown gray in the business, that I purpose to speak in this article. First of the senior partner of the house.

Born at the "North End," in Boston, on the seventeenth of April, 1826; early put to school, and taken out of it at the age of eleven, at which time he was left fatherless, the eldest of six children; with a good mother to whisper words of encouragement in his ear, when everything in the world and the future before him looked dark, such was the start of William Lee in life. Thousands before him, and since, have had the same infelicitous experience; but how few have had the courage to overcome the obstacles which he succeeded in overcoming? While other young men of his age, many of them his playmates, were planning to fit themselves, by a long course of study, for the duties of life, he was at once confronted with the duties and burdens of life, without such advantages as an education affords, and he met them with a manliness and a self reliance which now seem truly marvelous... Continue reading book >>

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