In all this wide earth there is nothing else so interesting and important as human life ; and the history of individual lives is recognized as, at its best, one of the most attractive and valuable forms of literature. It behooves every generation to write its own records, to leave behind its own memorials. The present volume of local biographies, carefully prepared from materials furnished by the patrons of the work, is issued by the publishers in the confident hope that it will prove satisfactory as the fulfilment of promise and a work of permanent value. These pages treat of earnest toilers of to-day and of yesterday, workers with hand and brain, who have been largely instrumental in the industrial, social, and political development of Cumberland County — men and women who, taking life in "earnest," have made "footprints on the sands of time." The conquests here recited are of mind over matter and circumstance.
To preserve the memory of local worthies, as well as of national celebrities, is to foster home ties, local attachments, and patriotism, and to encourage good citizenship. Furthermore, to borrow the words of an eminent speaker, " Whatever fame great achievements may bestow, whatever honors the world may give, it is ever the most cherished hope of every seeker after fame and fortune to be kindly remembered and lovingly honored on the spot which gave him birth."
Biographical Review Publishing Company, "Biographical Review : This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Cumberland County, Maine" (1896). Maine History Documents. 21.
Biographical review publishing company, Boston, pub. 1896. Biographical review; this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Cumberland County, Maine. Boston: Biographical Review Pub. Co.
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