Life and letters of Frederick W. Robertson, ed. by S.A. Brooke

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byFrederick William Robertson

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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. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 289 APPENDIX H. During the preparation of this biography, many of Mr. Robertson's personal friends have sent to me brief accounts of their relations with him, and their several estimates of his character. It has struck me that perhaps the best mode of making use of these letters is to arrange them here in an Appendix, where they can be seen together. They agree and disagree, but their very disagreement will throw light upon some of Robertson's characteristics. They are remarkable, with two exceptions, for their absence of anecdote or of any description of his external life or peculiarities. Indeed, the great difficulty of making his biography interesting is, that he seems to have impressed himself so strongly on men as the thinker--as a spiritual essence--that what he did and said in outward life fell into the shade. Every one writes about his character--few remember anecdotes in illustration of his character. He seems, if I may so express it, to have been rather felt than seen by men. The first letter is written by a college friend, and gives an account of him which is interesting from the prominence in which it sets his youthful idealism; the second pictures vividly the impression he made at Cheltenham; the third is an extract from a letter from one of his congregation at Brighton whom he frequently visited, and gives some idea of his relation to the world of society; the fourth gives an estimate of him from a VOL. II. V clerical point of view; the fifth is a recollection of his mode of life in a country-house; the sixth describes him as he appeared to its writer during the last year of his career; and the last, the seventh, interesting not only for the love and earnestness with which it is written, but ako for the vivid description which it gives of the servi...

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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. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 289 APPENDIX H. During the preparation of this biography, many of Mr. Robertson's personal friends have sent to me brief accounts of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217232906

ISBN - 13:9780217232906

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