: 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 avision of the subject.
Mrs. E. A. Bacon-Lathrop came to Somerville from Lexington in childhood.
She married a Universalist minister,—Rev. Henry Bacon,—who was the first editor of the Universalist and Ladies' Repository, in 1832.
On his death in 1856, his wife at once took up the editorial work that her husband laid down, and from July, 1856, until July, 1860, she ably conducted the magazine along religious lines.
On the publisher's desire to render the Repository of greater secular interest