George Ripley

George Ripley

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George Ripley

George Ripley

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The purpose of this memoir is to recover the image and do justice to the character of a remarkable man, the pursuits of whose latter years gave him little opportunity to display his deepest convictions, while his singular charm of manner and conversation concealed from all but those who knew him well the recesses of his feelings; a man of letters, a man too of ideas and purposes which left a broad mark on his age, and deserve to be gratefully borne in mind.

George Ripley was born in Greenfield, the shire town of Franklin County, Massachusetts, -- a fair spot in the Connecticut Valley, about ninety miles west from Boston, -- on the third day of October, 1802. He was the youngest but one of ten children, four boys and six girls, all of whom died before him. His brother Franklin, a graduate of Dartmouth College, educated as a lawyer, and for many years cashier of the Greenfield bank, a man of mark, honored and trusted, died in 1860. His dearly beloved sister Marianne, a woman of superior mental . . .

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