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econd— herein lies a cardinal difference between William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859) and the typical research student who only at last commits the results of his lat the powers of enjoyment or of active occupation as death came very suddenly in 1859.
Prescott has been called a great amateur in the historical field, and in onef activities of which Prescott was wholly ignorant.
Moreover, Prescott died in 1859, just too soon to fling off the shackles of repression which choked the free speut the most exhaustive reviews were reserved until the Dutch version appeared in 1859, made by no less an authority than Bakhuysen himself, who said: Motley's work sa repository for the widely quoted epigrammatic paragraphs which he collected in 1859 as Prenticeana.
Perhaps the most significant volume of humour by a Southernerwere afterwards collected in two volumes, Phoenixiana (1855) and Squibob papers (1859). Derby had graduated from West Point, had served in the Mexican War, and, as an