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n a single year; and sometimes they had to travel southward to dun delinquent parents. The result of it all was that Bancroft abandoned the enterprise after seven years, in the summer of 1830; while Cogswell, who held on two years longer, retired with health greatly impaired and a financial loss of twenty thousand dollars. Thus ended the Round Hill School. While at Round Hill, Mr. Bancroft prepared some text-books for his pupils, translating Heeren's Politics of ancient Greece (1824) and Jacobs's Latin Reader (1825),--the latter going through several editions. His first article in the North American Review, then the leading literary journal in the United States, appeared in October, 1823, and was a notice of Schiller's Minor poems, with many translations. From this time forward he wrote in almost every volume, but always on classical or German themes, until in January, 1831, he took up The Bank of the United States, and a few years later (October, 1835), The documentary history