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Arms and the Man – Strength Magazine – February, 1928

“And the muscles of his brawny arms are strong as iron bands.” With these words in his immortal poem, “The Village Blacksmith,” Longfellow, gives expression to the popular impression concerning the possession of strength. The old-time village blacksmith, with his sinewy arms, was looked upon by one and all as the one man in the countryside who was capable of almost anything in the way of strength.

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