Addresses And Charges Of Edward Stanley (volume 4) by Edward Stanley

Addresses And Charges Of Edward Stanley (volume 4)

byEdward Stanley

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... MEMOIR. Edward Stanley, Bishop of Norwich, was the second son of Sir John Thomas Stanley, Bart., of Alderley Park, Cheshire, and Margaret, the heiress of Hugh Owen, Esq., of Penrhos, Anglesea. His father was the representative' of an ancient branch of the Stanley family, and was succeeded in his title and property by his eldest son, created, in 1839, Baron Stanley of Alderley. Edward, the youngest of seven children, was born on the 1st of January, 1779, at his father's residence in London. In early years he had acquired a passion for the sea, which he cherished up to the time of his entrance at college, and which never left him through life. It first originated, as he believed, in the delight winch he experienced, between three and four years of age, in a visit to the seaport of Weymouth; and long afterwards he retained a vivid recollection of the point where he caught the first sight of a ship and shed tears because he was not allowed to go on board. So strongly was he possessed by the feeling thus acquired, that as a child he used to leave his bed, and sleep on the shelf of a wardrobe, for the pleasure of imagining himself in a berth on board a man-of-war. Nor was this a mere boyish fancy which a few years' experience of the hardships of sea-life might have dispelled. His whole character eminently qualified him for the naval profession. A cheerful and sanguine temper--readiness of decision--fertility of resource--activity and quickness of mind and body--and a spirit of enterprise that knew no danger, no impossibility, no difficulty--could hardly have failed to ensure success in the sphere to which his tastes had been thus early turned. The passion was overruled by circumstances beyond his control, but it gave a colour to his whole after life. He never c...

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Title:Addresses And Charges Of Edward Stanley (volume 4)Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217675468

ISBN - 13:9780217675468

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