Statistics for occurrence #1 of “George Combe” in chapter 1 of Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2:

...chosen Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Dr. Nathaniel Bowditch, author of The Practical Navigator and translator of the Mecanique Celeste, ended a career dedicated to science. George Combe , of Edinburgh, was delivering lectures on phrenology in Boston. Horace Mann was urging with prodigious earnestness and industry the cause of education. Daniel Webster was about to sail for Europe...

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