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Martha Baldwin diary,page 42
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] Milton was not old when he gave to the world his imortal [sic] Paradise Lost because his spirit was then in its prime. The fire brightened illustrations of the power of youth. Bacon, Newton, Columbus and [?] though some of their truth was made known late in life they might be said to be leaving on the [?] of youth. Newton’s first discourse of the law of gravitation was at twenty five. Bacon, young when he acquired the truths that immortalized his name. To Columbus it was the inspirations of youth. Before thirty [?] invented the engine, the true [?] of that long and bloody contest of [?] upon the Continent. The hopes of the nation are in youth and this spirit is, [?] of the past that is [?] to be ours.

Martha Baldwin diary,page 42

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