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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumner, Charles 1811- (search)
monplace-book. His industry increased after leaving college. He rose for study at a quarter-past five in the morning, keeping up often until midnight. He became familiar with all heroic literature. He was an eager student of the old English poets and prosewriters. The results of the studies of this time abound in his speeches. Marston's lines— Oh! a fair cause stands firme and will abide; Legions of angels fight upon her side— which he quoted in Faneuil Hall, in his speech of Aug. 22, 1848, are extracted in the commonplace-book which he had in college. He took the second Bowdoin prize in his senior year for a dissertation on The present character of the inhabitants of New England, as resulting from the Civil, literary, and religious institutions of the first settlers. He invested his prizemoney in books, among which were Byron's Poems, the Pilgrim's progress, Burton's Anatomy of melancholy, Hazlitt's Select British poets, and Harvey's Shakespeare. The last two were ke