Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Thomas Dowse” in chapter 20 of George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor:

...nd the larger we grow the more formidable this difficulty will become. The following note to Mr. Everett derives its interest from the anecdote with which it concludes, of an admirable old man, Mr. Thomas Dowse , who, beginning life as a journeyman leather-dresser, and continuing always in that craft, though becoming a wealthy master, early devoted every dollar he could save to the purchase of good English b...
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