Biographical Stories for Children. By NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. Tappan & Dennet, Boston.
Thanks once more to the manly and gentle spirit which has taken these fine anecdotes, which have wet the eyes or expanded the breasts of the fathers, and given them now in so pleasing a form to the children, that their fathers must needs glisten and sigh over them again. They are stories selected from the traditions concerning Benjamin West, Isaac Newton, Samuel Johnson, Oliver Cromwell, Benjamin Franklin, Queen Christina.
Source: The Dial (July 1842) pp. 131