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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
History shows you prospects by starlight, or at best by the waning moon.
        Rufus Choate.—Addresses and Orations: Importance of Illustrating New England History.
History is but the unrolled scroll of prophecy.
        James A. Garfield.—The Province of History, Williams Quarterly.
The world’s history is a divine poem of which the history of every nation is a canto and every man a word. Its strains have been pealing along down the centuries, and though there have been mingled the discords of warring cannon and dying men, yet to the Christian philosopher and historian—the humble listener—there has been a divine melody running through the song which speaks of hope and halcyon days to come.
        James A. Garfield.—The Province of History, Williams Quarterly.
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