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the memory of America lasts; and which will instantly take its place among the classics of our language.
It is full of learning, information, common sense, and philosophy; full of taste and eloquence; full of life and power.
You give us not wretched paste-board men; not a sort of chronological table, with the dates written out at length, after the manner of most historians;—but you give us real, individual, living, men and women, with their passions, interests, and peculiarities.
Theodore Parker wrote: I think you are likely to make, what I long since told you I looked for from you, the most noble and splendid piece of historical composition, not only in English, but in any tongue.
Emerson said of the History: It is noble matter, and I am heartily glad to have it nobly treated.
Bancroft is less than a quarter of a century dead, and these beautiful laurels are already withered.
A new age has accepted other standards than his.
Bancroft, our first historian who had studied