Henry Holbeach (volume 1): Studies in life, literature, and philosophy

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byWilliam Brighty Rands

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... A STUDY OF AN OBSCURE PURITAN COLONY. fTlHERE is, I believe, in the fen district, a place called Graveley on the map; but that is not the Graveley of which I am now about to speak as having sheltered for many years an obscure PuritanArian colony which sent off, to London and elsewhere, branches that had sap in them, and that took root, and grew, and nourished, and sheltered in their turn a good deal that was worthy of protection, and is not unknown to the religious thought and life of modern times. There were two Graveleys, Graveley Magna and Graveley Parva. If I might so far forget the dignity of history as to parody the immortal observation of the negro about the two dogs, Csesar and Pompey, I should observe that Great Graveley and Little Graveley were very much alike, especially Little Graveley. They are separately named in the county map which is hung up in the parlour of "The Ring of Bells," at the market town; but a drive through the district would not disclose to a hasty observer the individualities of the two places. He would merely receive general impressions of arable land, pasture land, clouds of plovers, nights of rooks, clumps of trees on hill-tops, squat gray churches, looking as if it would be impossible to stand upright in them, large houses of anomalous outline, turning up at corners of lanes quite unexpectedly, and windmills enough to amuse a regiment of Quixotes. To these items might be added a few straggling columns of smoke, one or two cottages, an old woman with spectacles, and a shock-headed child at a gate, with mottled and straddling legs. I ought not to forget the dikes, in which people were now and then drowned; the frequent willows, and the scarcely less frequent elder-trees, out of whose scooped branches I had large popguns ma...

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... A STUDY OF AN OBSCURE PURITAN COLONY. fTlHERE is, I believe, in the fen district, a place called Graveley on the map; but that...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217482236

ISBN - 13:9780217482233

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