(July 24, 1819–October 12, 1881), was a founder and editor of the popular Scribner’s Monthly (later Century Magazine) and the Springfield Republican. He established the publishing policies of using contributors’ names and receiving payment for everything published. A celebrated speaker on social topics and conduct of life, Josiah Gilbert Holland also wrote under the pen name “Timothy Titcomb.” His well-read narrative works include the poems Kathrina and 3 In 1872, Holland wrote in his Gradatim:

Heaven is not reached in a single bound.2532

In his work, Wanted, also written in 1872, Josiah Gilbert Holland penned:

God give us men! A time like this demands

Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and ready hands;

Men whom the lust of office does not kill;

Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;

Men who possess opinions and a will;

Men who have honor; men who will not lie.2533