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Josiah Gilbert Holland

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Dr, J. _;. Holland, ctlitor of Scribner"8 M'ihtlily, (lied rtTy suddmly ofhrart dis'¦ii Wedneadajr Daomlng, Oct. I2th, about 7 o'clock. He retunied irom lii.s Mimmir home on the 5th inst., and wnsengafred d.iily la his editorial dutiesuntil tlie lay before his deaio. On tlie morning of liis death, he nwoke about 6 o'clock and talked cheerfully with his wife. Before uisin he begau to ttrngglc for want of breath, and died before his danghters conld bc sumrnoned. He kuves ¦ wife and a family oouUting uf two umnarried daaghten umi ¦ san, mcinbci of the senior rluss at Yale college. Dr. Holland was boni in Belchertown, Ma-.. Julv S4tfa, 1819, mul was ¦ fiiaduate of tlie fterkahin mttlical college at Pittsliclil. Alter practicing medicine for three lic !!( ;imc au editor lor a short time in Spriiiglifï.I. .Mass. tfiibscqueiitly he beramc sniici intendent of school at Vicksbur-. Miss. 183 to OU be wna on the editorial st-iff of the HpringAeH Hi publican. In 1S70 he became editor of S-ribnert Monthly, a iiosition which he held at Uu time oí his (.cutli. Al au aiillior younj? and old have liarncd to know liim and to lovc Wm. Th.' letter by Timotliy Titoomb are iead witli interest by the youtli in cvery part of the land. His poema are beainifnl IessUl.s, while his prose didactic works are full of happy suggestions toward gawtralng one's OondOot and improving society. That htl wrtin;s were appreci-' ated is f-Lown by the fact that 01,000 copies of his Titeonib Lfttan huve been sold, ;m i. ti to copies of his Hitter Sweet, and 100,000 copies of Kathrina. In suniming up his üteraiy ineiit.s, E writer for the N. Y. Tribune says in language that cannot be belteivil Wlmtcver ni.-iy bc the final estimule of Dr. Holland's litrrary merits, it cannot be denled tlmt whenevcr a question had I rlght mu' ¦ wrong ikle, hu was tlwaji fouiid upon the ri'lit. If lie g:iv.ï:idvir,'it was aliii()taUviysgoo(],aDtlhsmoral8werc none the worae to some tliey appcared t1) bc coninionplaoe. Ba kucw lot wliom he was writing, and lic was more anxknato peniudfl thantottartle tliem. Ele had no fomlneci for giving pain, and fof fBUBg uritcrs ospccially be htul always a word oi' klnduau and encourapement. rried the amiabiüty wliicli niailc his OWnhoPM happy n.o the btwhM Of his lif'c, and nevcr forgot, didactic as lic was. that charity is bcttcr thau censorlou and that critlciam may sonu-iii.h-, )„¦ ai oiii't' luvunilr umi uiijn-t. N'othihjr wliicli he urote could makfl bU reader wot jrrnit deal liii-h ka rote ouglit .it lr.ij[ to h:ivr mailc Ilioni lutlir. Nor is t ofteu that ¦ popot&rlty Wie ilii i kttained, witii the elMi of wbtrh lic is n favorlle, without uny sacrifico of good inórala, ir oi liturarv taslu. His booki bave giren pleaure and prolit tu a wbole genrmtiii of nader.-, ud thcre i iiotliin}; ia tliciu offeiisivc Of uncküiii. popularity wm a nholesome onc, and in tlii.s age tbat is mj inga preat dsal."


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