Recollections Of Dr. John Brown; Author Of 'rab And His Friends' ; With A Selection From His Correspondence by Alexander PeddieRecollections Of Dr. John Brown; Author Of 'rab And His Friends' ; With A Selection From His Correspondence by Alexander Peddie

Recollections Of Dr. John Brown; Author Of 'rab And His Friends' ; With A Selection From His…

byAlexander Peddie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...the world, and nourishment of his own great and gentle nature. I have never known any man to whom other men seemed so dear,--men dead and men living. He gave his genius to knowing them, and to making them better known, and his unselfishness thus became not only a great personal virtue, but a great literary charm.'1 Quotations have already been made from several of the memorial papers above enumerated, particularly from those on Thackeray, Leech, and Syme; but I cannot leave the group without some comment on that of his own father's life. It is not only the longest of the memorial series, but, to my mind, it is par excellence the finest of all his writings. In consequence of the ambiguous title of 1 The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, vol. xxv., December 1882, No. 2, p. 241. 'LETTER TO DR. CAIRNS' 113 a 'Letter to John Cairns, D.D.,'--the late lamented Principal of the United Presbyterian Theological College--I think it has not attracted the wide attention which otherwise it might have done. A dedication of the Article to that learned and widely esteemed preacher and professor, considering the origin of 'the Letter,' and the ecclesiastical and friendly relations to the subject of it, would have been highly proper; but the title should certainly have been more specific, as a memorial of the life and work of such a distinguished divine as the Rev. Dr. John Brown. For the tens or hundreds of thousands at home and abroad who have read, laughed, and wept over 'Rab and his Friends/ I believe comparatively few have had their attention drawn to this 'Letter,' in which the son invests his father's life with a peculiar interest, while he so happily depicts his environments, and delineates the characters and personalities of progenitors,...
Title:Recollections Of Dr. John Brown; Author Of 'rab And His Friends' ; With A Selection From His…Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217272975

ISBN - 13:9780217272971

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