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SECOND EDITION│[single rule]' and line 21: '1883.'; signature Y2 (p. 323) is
not present.

Text: xv: [18 lines rather than 19, wavy single rule with diamond at center in first
printing (line 19) is not present.]
          [xvi].2: [Wavy single rule with diamond at center.]
          323.3-4: had│had sided largely
          323.5 [323.6 in first printing:] friends
          323.7-38 [323.8-38 in the first printing:] ¶When the war broke out he was found
to be too good to be│a rebel sympathizer, and he became as Wilson also did—a
power│in the Union cause. I regret that I had imagined him capable of taking
sides, or seeming to do so with the enemies of the Republic│in the hour of its peril.
For, when the Union needed him, and│all others, as the slaveholding rebellion
was raising its defiant│head,—as when that head was in the dust and ashes of
defeat,—│the beloved Winthrop. the proud representative of what Daniel Webster
once called the "solid men of Boston," showed that he│was not prepared to sacrifice
his patriotism to party. He made│the loyal cause his own. Its "gates, like those of
Heaven, stood│open night and day," and he showed no reluctance to enter in.
Regiment after regiment, brigade after brigade, passed over Boston Common to
endure the perils and hardships of│war; Governor Andrew poured out his soul,
and exhausted│his wonderful powers of speech in patriotic words to the brave
departing sons of old Massachusetts, and, as was fit-│ting. burning words of loyal
devotion fell from the lips of Win-│throp also. and did their part in nerving those
young soldiers going│forth to lay down their lives for the life of the Republic. In
large│public meetings his voice was eloquently raised in the advocacy of the cause
of the Union, and he did much to rally his countrymen around the Government
when every effort was needed to crush the│slaveholders' rebellion. And now, in the
last quarter of the│eleventh hour, when the day's work was nearly done, faithful to
the│end, Robert C. Winthrop was seen standing upon the same plat- form with the
veteran Henry Wilson. He was there in all his│native grace and dignity, elegantly
and aristocratically clothed, his│whole bearing marking his social sphere as widely
different from│that of many present. It will hereafter be remembered with pride by
those who bear his honoured name when he is no longer among the living, that he
was found on the right side, and in
          450.0: 45 [zero is present] [See Note.]
          [455].4: [Boldface:] His [See Note.]

Binding: Red cloth, dark gray endpapers.

Publication: The Grosvenor Library plate in the Buffalo and Erie County Central
Library copy is dated by hand 'Dec. 1, 1882'. Advertisement of the 'Second Edition'
in "Book Notices," Christian Age, 23 (9 May 1883), 304.

Location: National Library of Scotland, no deposit dating; Grosvenor Rare Book
Collection, Buffalo and Erie County Central Library.

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