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Martha Baldwin diary,page 39
Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

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Baldwin, Martha, 1840-1913

Women Michigan Birmingham Biography

Birmingham (Mich.) History

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Part of Martha Baldwin's Diary, 1860-1863

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Some sections of the original diary are illegible, and these are noted in the transcription. A bracketed question mark [?] represents one illegible word. Places where whole sentences (or considerable portions thereof) were found to be illegible are noted with a bracketed ellipsis […]. Whole paragraphs found to be illegible have been noted in the following manner: [P] Yet in all, was there much genious [sic]. [?] was perhaps the most variously accomplished, of those who would rule by mere force, and was one of the many who lost the power of being statesmen to the tricksters. Among poets Byron - bewitched by egotism, full of [?], though perverted by education, sent forth his Gospel of desperation and despair and died an unhappy misanthrope at thirty six. Edmund Burke of large and noble soul, with him the ardor of youth was constant, going at sixty six. But many there are so burned by passion, frozen by opinion that this spirit seems almost certainly worthy and to this spirit nothing is more fatal than the spirit of egotism. The idea that there are no stores of wit not found in their [?]. And with many this spirit and [?] of will and envy is found, in their brains but now

Martha Baldwin diary,page 39

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