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Title: Hill's album of biography and art : containing portraits and pen-sketches of many persons who have been and are prominent as religionists, military heroes, inventors, financiers, scientists, explorers, writers, physicians, actors, lawyers, musicians, artists, poets, sovereigns, humorists, orators and statesmen, together with chapters relating to history, science, and important work in which prominent people have been engaged at various periods of time
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was born at Groton.Mass., 1792, and was for many years asso-ciated in business with his brother Amos.In the latter part of his life Abbott wasengaged largely in the China trade. In1834 he was elected to Congress, wherehe served on the committee on ways anilnu-jins; subsequently he was one of the Government Northwesternboundary commission. In 1849 President Taylor offered him a seatin his cabinet; but Mr. Lawrence declined and accepted the postof Minister to Great Britain. Was recalled, however, at his ownrequest, in 18.53. The remainder of his life he devoted to privatebusiness, his fortune becoming very large. To Harvard College hegave $50,000 to establish a scientific school, which bears his name,and left $50,000 more to establish model lodging-houses. Hidiedat Boston, in 1H55. In the careers of both these gentlemen was manifested the trueNew England character f(tr business energy and integrity, producingtill- ii>iuil r>iilt—livr- iif jirii-perity juid di»Jtinrii.in BARNUM.
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The Experience and Testimony of Successful Men. A B C of Success. ATTEND carefully to details of your business.Be prompt in all things.Consider well, —then decide.Dare to do right. Fear to do wrong.Endure trials patiently.Fight lifes battle bravely, manfully.(Jo not in the society of the vicious.Hold integrity sacred. Injure not anothers reputation or business.Join hands only with the virtuous.Keep your mind from evil thoughts.Lie not for any consideration.Make few acquaintances.Never trj to appear what you are not.Oppose not in spit* or malice.Pay your debts promptly.Question not the veracity of a friend.Respect the counsel of your parents.Sacrifice money rather than principle.Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicatingdrinks.Use your leisure time for improvement.Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.AVatch carefully over your passions.Xtend to every one a kindly salutation.Yield not to discouragements.Zealously labor for the right.& success is certain. You Will Not be Sorr
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