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Subtitle: Desultory Reflections. No. 1

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 18, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

Nostalgic expression of aging in America during the current times. The writer reflects on lost youth and the potential for wisdom in old age. He emphasizes the responsibilites that are available in a life lived in the present. The actions taken now by each person, may affect forever the future of society. "Herein lies the secret to true happiness..."

Description of file(s): one scanned, three columned, newspaper page

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: age; aging; childhood; knowledge; life; memories; past; reflections; responsibility; retrospective; review; society; steward; wisdom; youth

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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