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Auburn, (1) a village in the county of Westmeath, Ireland, about six miles N. of Athlone. It was formerly known by another name, but Goldsmith in his Deserted Village having described it as "Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain," the poetical name has clung to the spot.

(2) The capital of Cayuga county in the State of New York, U.S.A., about 174 miles W. of Albany. Here was established in 1816 a great prison on the silent system, where a thousand convicts by their organised labour are said to cover the expenses of their maintenance. There are in the town many factories for cotton and woollen goods, paper, agricultural implements, and ironware, worked by water power from Lake Owasco.