Memoir Of John D. Lockwood; Being Reminiscences Of A Son By His Father

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byPeter Lockwood

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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. 1845. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. On the 28th July, John--in company with a family in the congregation who happened to be on their way to the East--left home, with a view of visiting friends in New York and its vicinity, and travelling farther East, if he felt disposed. The object to be gained was, to benefit his health, and--if possible--find some situation which he might fill, and in which he might be useful. In short--like the hero of some nursery story--he went to seek his fortune. Or--as I remember saying to him, as he took his leave of us--he went--like Abraham--not knowing whither he went: and--I trust--accompanied by the heartfelt prayer that the God of Abraham would be his guide and protector. Going among friends and relatives who knew his situation, who felt a deep interest in his welfare, and who were abundantly competent to advise him, his parents devolved on him--in a great measure--the responsibility of deciding on any course for life;--assuring him of their support to the extent of their ability. The physician in Binghamton, and also Dr. G., in Cortland, were pupils of Dr. I., of New Haven. As both of them had frequently referred to their old instructor, as one who--in former times--had been uncommonly successful in cases of epilepsy, and as John had never been in New Haven, I recommended to him to visit the Professor; and--as Commencement was nigh at hand--to go to New Haven on Commencement week; where he would have an opportunity of gratifying his literary taste. And furthermore--inasmuch as he had for years been laid aside from study, and recently been attending to it, by himself, or--as I expressed it--on his own hook, and as he might wish to know whereabouts he stood in the classical line--I suggested to him--as I could conceive of no objection which woul...

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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. 1845. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. On the 28th July, John--in company with a family in the congregation who happened to be on their way to the East...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217510728

ISBN - 13:9780217510721

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