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Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Literary men and women of Somerville. (search)
lle 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 tale appears is a quaint example of book-making two generations ago. The wood-cuts are especially noteworthy in their crude simplicity, and suggest comparison with the consummate art of our contemporary magazines. Not yet come into the world whe