Reminiscences

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byThomas March Clark

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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. 1895. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. BISHOP BROOKS. I HAD no intimate acquaintance with Phillips Brooks until the last six or eight years of his life, but during this period his house has been to me as a home, and the last words that I heard him say were these: "Now solemnly promise that you will never again go anywhere else to stay, when you come to Boston, as long as you live." I little thought that within a month from that time he would have found his home in another world. Many and many a time have I sat alone with him "in the dead waste and middle of the night," which he made full and bright with his instructive talk, telling of the strange things he had seen in foreign lands, his experiences in the remote regions of India, his visits to the various missionary stations of the English and American Churches--which, he said, had impressed him most deeply with the conviction of their importance and usefulness, discussing men and books and church affairs--rarely, if ever, alluding to himself personally, and never in any way indicating that he had any consciousness of being separate from his brethren, as a leader and commander of the people. It was necessary to know him somewhat intimately before he was inclined to give free vent to his thoughts, and for this reason some persons regarded him as reserved and uncongenial. He was not a man whom it was easy to praise to his face, but I have more than once said to him that I did not think he deserved much credit for what he did, because it seemed to cost him no effort, and he could do spontaneously that which would cost another man much toil and study. He has told me, however, that he never liked to speak in public unless he had some time for preparation, and that while he wrote his sermons--if he did write them--as rapidly as his p...

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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. 1895. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. BISHOP BROOKS. I HAD no intimate acquaintance with Phillips Brooks until the last six or eight years of his lif...

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

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ISBN - 10:0217269508

ISBN - 13:9780217269506

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