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Death Of The Historian Grote

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Tho cabio informs us that Mr. Gcorge Grote, tho historian of Greeco. died yestorday. His doath will be feit as a real loss in tho world of scholarship, in which further contributions were lookod for froin his largo and full mind. Mr. Groto was born at the country seat of his father, known as Clay Ilill, in Kont, in tho year 1 794. His father was a banker in London, a'nd at the age of fifteon Georgo was taken from the Charter Houso School in which ho had roceivid his oarly classioal training, and böc&ine ;i clerk in the bank, thcn and for innny years known as " Prescott, Grote & Co." But in tho intervals of banking ho had timo to prosecuto his liberal atudios. Mr. Groto completed his history of Grcoeo in 18ó(i. It has boen frequriitly reprinted in different forms, and sorne notes and correotions havo boen introduced ; but fii'teon years of critieism haY8 only served to ustiiblish its autitf)rity as a whole, and to show that the written history of Greeco is B WOrk as fully occomplished as that of tho doülino and faU of tho Koman Kmpire. In pprson Mr. Grote, a8 soon of late yoars in Ui ivsidenoo in SaviUo i'ov1, near the Albany aiid on tho streots of London; was a gravo and vencrible.old gentleman of yer&ge h.u'gUt slightly bent, witli gray hair, a smooth face, a roniarkaLly broad forehead, and poculiarly winning iuahners. Ho has long boen iri féeble hoalth, and önly by regular habits and by niodoration in all things, even in study, has he boen able to prolong his üseful lifo to the age of seYenty-seven.


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