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Whittier HPI

Latest Poem

Title page for The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier.

Latest Short Story

Title Page for Aesop's Fables

Latest Performance Work

Title Page of Volume II of Plautus, translated by Paul Nixon. This transliteration also contains the Latin.

Latest Historical Text

Excerpt of The Magnetic Telegraph as reprinted in Littell's Living Age, 1845. The original was printed in the Albany Argus.

The Magnetic Telegraph

Anonymous / Victorian / January 4, 1845

The contemplated extension of the Magnetic Telegraph by private enterprize, from New York to Boston, may be hailed as a stride in the march of intelligence of no ordinary importance. It is one of those triumphs of the arts of peace that knit our people in closer relations of union and brotherhood.

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