Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, bart by Thomas Binney

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, bart

byThomas Binney

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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. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART IV. COMPARISONS AND CONTRASTS. Uch was Sir Fowell Buxton,--in his constitution and character, his labours and his fortune, his life and death:-- such was he by nature, by circumstances, by self-culture, and by the grace of God. There he stands--A Study For Young Men. Although I am well aware that I have left many things unsaid which might have been advanced, and which would have added, here and there, something of grace or beauty to the picture; yet, as I have laboured to give you a full view of all that was essential to the completeness of the subject, so, I hope, I have on the whole done so. What a pure manly, useful, noble life has passed before you! How much in the character of the man to awaken admiration, to inspire respect, to attract love, to encourage effort, and to prompt to imitation! Only compare such a 152 Which God gave. life as Sir Fowell Buxton's with other forms of life that will occur to you,--or the elements and spirit of his character--its strength and depth, its humanity and religiousness--with that of some whom you may have known, or of whom you have heard or read. I make no claim for Sir Fowell Buxton of extraordinary genius, or even of splendid talents. I do claim for him, however, what is better than either, and more valuable than both or all. I sum up my conception of him thus--in the language of the Book he so much loved, and in words which honour the Source of "every good and perfect gift: "--" God gave unto him the spirit of Power, and of Love, and of A Sound Mind." I know no statement that more accurately comprehends and conveys what our friend was. Take him as such, and compare him with any one you like--distinguished or undistinguished--of the sons of men: his friends can calmly abide the issue. Contrasts, however, occur to u...

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Title:Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, bartFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217991491

ISBN - 13:9780217991490

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