Elihu Burritt; A Memorial Volume Containing A Sketch Of His Life And Labors, With Selections From…

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byElihu Burritt

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1879. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CONCLUDING REMARKS. 451 E. CONCLUDING REMARKS, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HIS DEATH, FUNERAL CEREMONIES, ETC. Having devoted about twenty years of his active life to the several objects spoken of,--all bearing more or less directly upon the progress of humanity,--and subsequently a few years in the Birmingham consulate, Mr. Burritt, as previously stated, returned to his native town to pass life's autumn among kindred and friends, by whom he was greatly beloved. Literally almost penniless he had gone forth as the advocate of peace, Christian brotherhood, and kindred causes, and when his special mission for these ceased his pecuniary resources were about as limited as when it commenced. With a heart overflowing with love and sympathy for mankind,* he had labored unceas * Mary Howitt, the well-known and honored English authoress, thus wrote: "Among the many remarkable men in this remarkable age, no one seems to us more worthy of notiee than Elihu Burritt. He is not merely remarkable for his knowledge of languages,--a knowledge which is perfectly stupendous, and which, having been acquired under circumstances which, at first sight, would seem to present insuperable barriers to anything beyond the most ordinary acquirements, may naturally excite our surprise and admiration,--but he is remarkable in a high moral degree, and this it is, combined with his great learning, which entitles him to our love and reverence. His many-languaged head is wedded to a large and benevolent heart, every throb of which is a sentiment of brotherhood to all mankind. ... He has not read Homer." and Virgil, and the Sagas of the North, and the Vedas of the East, to admire only, and to teach others to admire, the strong-handed warrior, cutting his way to glory through prostrate and bleeding thousands...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1879. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CONCLUDING REMARKS. 451 E. CONCLUDING REMARKS, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HIS DEATH, FUNERAL CEREMONIES, ETC. Having devoted about twenty yea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217467407

ISBN - 13:9780217467407

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