A Memorial of the Life and Character of John W. Francis, Jr

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byHenry Theodore Tuckerman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855. Excerpt: ... LETTERS. I. FROM CHARLES KING, LL. D., PRESIDENT OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE. Columbia College, April, 1855. Dr. Francis: My Dear Sir,--You will, I am sure, believe that you. and your family have my warmest sympathies in the irreparable loss sustained by you, in the death of your son John. As the son of friends long known and much valued, and as a graduate of this College in my day--he stood towards me in double trust, and in both relations I was gratified in marking and encouraging, so far as depended on me, his honorable emulation, his ability, his diligence, and his versatility as a student, and the fine qualities of his generous and manly nature. Genial in his disposition, enjoying society himself, and with accomplishments and acquirements that rendered his society attractive to others--he yet seemed of too earnest purpose and too lofty aims in life--young as he was--to permit himself to give up to the gratification of tastes, however refined, the time and the talents which he had resolved to devote to the honorable and arduous profession upon which ho was about to enter, and of which already he had begun the practice. For that profession he was carefully prepared in head and in heart--the last not the least precious preparation of the true physician. But alas! as if in mockery of all human calculations, and most of all of that which hoped to set limits to the ravages of Death, he was himself struck down on the threshold of his career, and a grave--to our poor limited view, a too early grave--received him who hoped, as he had just grounds for hoping, in a long course of usefulness and activity, to be instrumental in saving others from such a fate. Under such a calamity, I have no words of consolation to offer to you; that must be sought where your lost one wa...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855. Excerpt: ... LETTERS. I. FROM CHARLES KING, LL. D., PRESIDENT OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE. Columbia College, April, 1855. Dr. Francis: My Dear Sir,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217427006

ISBN - 13:9780217427005

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