An Address Delivered Before the American Antiquarian Society, at Their Annual Meeting, Oct. 23, 1835: In the Unitarian Meeting-house, Worcester, in Relation to the Character and Services of Their Late Librarian, Christopher C. Baldwin, Esq

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Strana 13 - US to procure for me ancient as well as modern sets and to preserve all those they now subscribe for. In this way the collection must become exceedingly valuable. I suffer no traveller to visit me without enlisting him in my cause, and giving him directions how to find them and how to send them to me. Though I may fail of getting as many as I wish, I am sure that I shall entitle myself to the gratitude of future...
Strana 12 - ... with six hundred volumes of papers, which comprise about half of our collection of that kind of reading. It is one of the chief sources of my trouble (being happy enough in all other respects) that only a part of the members of the Council of the Society are willing to increase the numbers of our newspapers. Since I have been here, I have been unwearied in my pains to get good files of papers from all parts of the country. I have made arrangements with some forty or fifty individuals from different...
Strana 6 - ADDRESS. to draw away the mantle of oblivion charity has thrown over the errors of the wise and the follies of the thoughtless. But it is permitted, every where, to deplore the want of influence or skill, in governments assuming the responsibilities of paternal relation, to restrain their inconsiderate but generous subjects, urged on by honest though mistaken convictions of right, from acts of...
Strana 13 - October 20, 1833. During the year past, about nine hundred volumes have been added to the library. In this estimate, the bound pamphlets are included, but not enumerated singly. A great portion relate to our American History, and among them are many which are rare and curious.
Strana 13 - ... then comes a collector of geography: another wants religious newspapers: another wants books printed in New York before 1700. I accommodate myself to all; for I want every thing, and collect every thing, and I have more zeal than the whole of them : and in this way I am kept very. busy. Many things I obtain are of small value, but the course adopted will be most useful to the society.
Strana 16 - ... continent. Yet much remained to be examined and delineated, before the effacing finger of decay should have obliterated the outlines. The hordes of barbarians, poured from the bosom of the North, while they revelled in the luxuries of Italy, spared her classic monuments. The refinement and intelligence of the present age is reckless of the heir looms of the past.
Strana 14 - I took so much courage upon this news, that I sat down, and wrote to Lord Viscount Kingsborough, an Irish nobleman, requesting him to give our Library a copy of the great work prepared by Augustine Aglio, and published at his Lordship's expense, on the Antiquities of Mexico...
Strana 6 - ... betray their associates, or violate the sacredness of truth : to regret that some, who have been among our best and worthiest citizens, should have been driven forth from their halls with alienated affections and painful recollections : and to encourage the hope, that, if such abuses still linger in the venerated seats of learning, reason may apply her lenient corrective before the axe of reform, thundering at their gates, shall hew away the relics of the severities of darker ages. In May 1823,...
Strana 9 - Too unrestrained in the expression of opinion to be trusted beyond the guardianship of friendship, it displays the " daily beauty of his life." His own simple words explain the reason why he would not if he could, have been eminent as a lawyer.
Strana 14 - Society, informing me, that institution, in compliance with my request, had directed to be forwarded to our Library, seventeen Bibles and twenty four new testaments, in English, and various other European and Indian languages.

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