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[157] for the public eye, the last sheet finally went to press on the very morning of Mr. Leverett's decease. The established standing this work has attained throughout this country, and in the highest of our seminaries of education among the rest, is a sufficient evidence of its merit; but it ought to be added that it has done something too — as such works always must do-for American scientific and literary reputation abroad. We agree with one of our principal critical authorities that it reflects honor not only on the persons engaged in its preparation, but on our country; and that we have all “a just right to feel proud that a work so learned, so correct, so elaborate, is the result of American ability and industry, and American enterprise.” “Wherever,” adds this writer, “the Latin language is studied, and the English language spoken, it will be received with grateful acknowledgments.” Thus much of eulogy on a book will be excused, by Bostonians at least, for it is in fact a eulogy, and a just one, on a man; one which we fear there will not be very frequent occasion to repeat in other cases, renowned as Boston is for its treatises for schools, for the age is not of a character often to produce, in this department, what Leverett's Lexicon has been truly entitled, “a monument of patient toil.”

The visiter, in full view of the beauties of “Consecration Dell,” will probably now wander into Violet Path, where the monument of “Hicks” will arrest his attention; and into Alder Path, where that of “Wetmore” appears.

That of “J. S. Savage” is seen also in this last-named direction; and then, at no great distance, in one

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