Anchors of the soul

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byBrooke Herford

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... BROOKE HERFORD. Brooke Herford was born at Altrincham on February 21st, 1830, the eighth child and the fourth son that had survived infancy of John and Sarah Herford. His mother,1 after giving birth to one more daughter, died, when Brooke was about two years old. She was only forty, but she had already exercised a deep and wide influence; for she had been a beloved and successful teacher. In her--at once spontaneous and systematic in her response to the varied claims of her life, with a marked love of nature, an inventive knack of diagrammatic presentation of history, and a pronounced artistic gift,--we seem already to recognise many of Brooke Herford's happiest characteristics, some of which were to reappear in the third generation. While Brooke was still a child his father married Helen Ryland, of Birmingham; the 'more than mother,' after whom he named his eldest daughter. 1 Daughter of Edward Smith, of Birmingham. He could never recall his own early years with any vividness, so that we have scarcely any childish recollections to record. He remembered the first service he ever attended, when he was about four, at the old Blackley Chapel, and how the minister laid his hand on his head and gave him his blessing; and when he was seven years old, he remembered, he was sent to a riding school; and he declares that he went a ride of sixteen miles, after a time, in the course of which he ' fell off several times.' A little later he recalls his daily 'walk of two miles to and from school across wild country fields and through lonely paths, which started just opposite St. Luke's Church, Cheetham Hill Road, and came out by some old dye works, a little above the Grove Inn on the Bury New Road.' The history of the next few years can be told in his own words. 'It 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. 1905. Excerpt: ... BROOKE HERFORD. Brooke Herford was born at Altrincham on February 21st, 1830, the eighth child and the fourth son that had sur...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217174515

ISBN - 13:9780217174510

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