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A Modern Instance (fiscle part-IV)

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A Modern Instance (fiscle part-IV)
Mr. Howells Has Written A Long Series Of Poems, Novels, Sketches, Stories,
And Essays, And Has Been Perhaps The Most Continuous Worker In the Literary
Art Among American Writers. He Was Born At Martin'S Perry, Belmont County,
Ohio, March 1, 1837, And The Experiences Of His Early Life Have Been
Delightfully Told By Himself In _A Boy'S Town_, _My Year In a Log Cabin_,
And _My Literary Passions_. These Books, Which Seem Like Pastimes In the
Midst Of Howells'S Serious Work, Are Likely To Live Long, Not Only As
Playful Autobiographic Records, But As Vivid Pictures Of Life In the Middle
West In the Middle Of The Nineteenth Century. The Boy Lived in a Home Where
Frugality Was The Law Of Economy, But Where High Ideals Of Noble Living
Were Cheerfully Maintained, And The Very Occupations Of The Household
Tended to Stimulate Literary Activity. He Read Voraciously And With An
Instinctive Scent For What Was Great And Permanent In literature, And
In His Father'S Printing-Office Learned to Set Type, And Soon To Make
Contributions To The Local Journals. He Went To The State Capitol To Report
The Proceedings Of The Legislature, And Before He Was Twenty-Two Had Become
News Editor Of The _State Journal_ Of Columbus, Ohio

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