Excerpt from A History of Maryland From Its Settlement, to 1877, With the Constitution of the State: Embellished With Fine Engravings, for the Use of Schools
There is perhaps no stimulus to worthy deeds, or at least to the preservation of self-respect, equal to that which is ... furnished in the legacy of a good name. That our youth should know how rich the History of Mary land is in all that can inspire noble emulation, is not only desirable in itself, but is the surest pledge that. They will be animated to deeds worthy of their sires, and that, by imitating the virtue, the valor, and the liberality of their forefathers, they will hand down the State to posterity with untarnished lustre.
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