The Brothers Wiffen; Memoirs And Miscellanies by Samuel Rowles PattisonThe Brothers Wiffen; Memoirs And Miscellanies by Samuel Rowles Pattison

The Brothers Wiffen; Memoirs And Miscellanies

bySamuel Rowles Pattison

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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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.1880 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. SUMMARY AND CLOSE OF LIFE. "I would not be a leaf, to die Without recording sorrow's sigh. H. K. White. AMES HURNARD, a Colchester " Friend," who J about this time paid a long visit to Mr. Wiffen, and kindly acted as his amanuensis, describes his host in lines which, though quaint, are not inapt to our present purpose:--"I tried the ocean shore, I tried the city, And then I tried the charms of rural life, The guest of Wiffen, in his pleasant cottage O'erlooking Woburn's noble ducal park. The only man of letters in my lifetime Who deemed me worth his notice and regard, And sought me out in my obscurity; A total stranger, patted me on the back, Cheered me with praise, and offered me his friendship; A heart-warm kindness never to be forgotten. Profoundly learndd in the history Of the great Protestant movement in old Spain, Three hundred years ago, which was stamped out By the dread office of the Inquisition. He brought to light their interdicted writers, Juan de Valde's and his followers. Printing Again their works for modern use--Not least the Alfaheto Christiano--Which Valdds wrote for Giulia Gonzaga. With the old Poet and philosopher I held delightful converse day by day, Roaming with him thro' Aspley's classic woods, Listening unconsciously to dying words; Or by his fireside, from his own dictation, Penning each day his learned narrative, Snatching it, as it were, from the grave's mouth, For so he yielded to my warm request." During a visit which I made to him at Aspley, at this time, I urged him to publish the facts which he had already collected, concerning his Christian heroes, and not to wait for greater fulness of information concerning all their works. He replied, that owing to the destruction effected at the time, when all expressions...
Title:The Brothers Wiffen; Memoirs And MiscellaniesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217558666

ISBN - 13:9780217558662

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