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Memoir of the Life of Charles Short

Excerpt from Memoir of the Life of Charles Short: Late Professor of the Latin Language and Literature in Columbia College, New York Charles Short, the eldest son and one of twelve children of Charles and Rebecca (George) Short, was born in Haverhill, Mass., Tuesday, May 28, 1821. His parents' birthplace was Newburyport, Mass., the father being descended from those of the same name in the list of the original settlers of Newbury, Mass., in 1635, and, "the descendants of Henry Short now occupy the same farm and live on the same spot where their ancestor resided more than two centuries ago." At eight years of age the boy Charles was sent to the West Bradford Academy, the principal being Benjamin Greenleaf, the author of the mathematical series. In a printed copy always carefully kept by Mr. Short, of the "Order of Exercises, for Exhibition, at Bradford Academy, July 23, 1833," was the announcement- "Destruction of Sennacherib's Host-C. Short." At the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of the town of Haverhill, observed in July, 1890, in the poem of Dr. John Crowell mention is made of Mr. Short, as one who by his scholarship had reflected honour upon his native town. After a school life at Bradford of six years, and two spent at home, the youth of sixteen entered Phillips (Andover) Academy, then under Dr. Samuel H. Taylor. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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