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Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.

George Bancroft

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In and around Worcester Massachusetts Bancroft's birthplace many streets businesses and monuments bear his name:
Bancroft School Worcester MA. While the young man delivered several sermons shortly after his return from Europe in 1822 which produced a favorable impression the love of literature proved the stronger attachment. As time passed and custom created familiarity his style personal and literary was seen to be the outward symbol of a firm resolve to preserve a philosophic calm and of an enormous underlying energy which spent itself in labor.

Among his best-known writings is the magisterial series History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent. S. George Bancroft (October 3 1800 – January 17 1891) was an American historian and statesman who was prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state and at the national level.

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