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The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6   By:

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The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6 offers a fascinating look at the history and culture of Massachusetts, showcasing a variety of topics from influential individuals to significant events. The diverse range of articles in this volume provides readers with an in-depth exploration of the state's past and present.

The writing is well-researched and engaging, making it easy to immerse oneself in the stories and information presented. From profiles of prominent figures like John Greenleaf Whittier to discussions of revolutionary battles, each piece sheds light on different aspects of Massachusetts' rich heritage.

Overall, The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6 is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about the history and culture of Massachusetts. It is a well-rounded collection of articles that offers something for everyone, whether you are a history buff or simply curious about the Bay State's past.

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[Illustration: Henry W. Paine]


A Massachusetts Magazine.




Among the callings acknowledged to be not only useful, but indispensable to society, there is no one, except the medical, which has been oftener the butt of vulgar ridicule and abuse than the legal. "Lawyers and doctors," says a writer on Wit and Humor in the British Quarterly Review , "are the chief objects of ridicule in the jest books of all ages." But whatever may be the disadvantages of the Law as a profession, in spite of the aspersions cast upon it by disappointed suitors, over nice moralists, and malicious wits, it can boast of one signal advantage over all other business callings, that eminence in it is always a test of ability and acquirement. While in every other profession quackery and pretension may gain for men wealth and honor, forensic renown can be won only by rare natural powers aided by profound learning and varied experience in trying causes. The trickster and the charlatan, who in medicine and even in the pulpit find it easy to dupe their fellow men, find at the bar that all attempts to make shallowness pass for depth, impudence for wit, and fatal for wisdom, are instantly baffled... Continue reading book >>

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