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Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Literary men and women of Somerville. (search)
n his active life as a sailor, and in his excursions into French and English literature, he gathered the facts and the readiness of expression which stood him in good stead as an author. An earlier writer is Isaac F. Shepard, who lived in Somerville and Cambridge. He published much. Besides being editor of the Christian Souvenir, and contributing to the Christian Examiner, the list of his writings includes: a poem on The Seventy-first Anniversary of Leicester Academy, Massachusetts, August 7, 1835; a poem on The Will of God, printed about 1837; a volume of poems, Pebbles From Castalia, 1840; a Fourth-of-July Address, given in West Killingly, Conn., 1856. Mr. Shepard appears to have been a fluent writer of English. His tale, Lewis Benton, published in 1842, shows considerable facility of expression. It is a temperance story, picturing the deterioration of a well-meaning and able man through a failure to abstain entirely from the use of liquor. The little volume in which this