John M. Clarke (essay date January 1903)
SOURCE: Clarke, John M. “Hugh Miller and His Centenary.” New England Magazine n.s. 27, no. 5 (January 1903): 551-63.
[In the following essay, Clarke assesses Miller's reputation in his native Scotland and in America on the one hundredth anniversary of his birth.]
The people of Scotland have just been celebrating with unbounded enthusiasm the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Hugh Miller.
In America Miller's name is not very familiar to the younger generation, but to those in the prime of life who, thirty or forty years ago, were reading with susceptible minds, it recalls diverse impressions: the story of a remarkable life, telling with...
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