The Farmer Boy Who Became A Bishop; The Autobiography Of The Right Reverend Anson Rogers Graves

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byAnson Rogers Graves

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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.1911 Excerpt: ... much that I might get an education, wrote me very strongly against it and I realized the justice of the plea. It was well for me that I did, for soon after the regiment reached Virginia it was cut to pieces in an ambuscade and half of them killed or wounded. CHAPTER VIII. SOPHOMORE YEAR. the 29th of the next October, 1863, Bishop Delancey, then very old and feeble, visited the college chapel for confirmation. I stood at the chancel rail between two classmates, Asa G. Wells and Charles S. Knapp. They both were preparing for the ministry and I was to be a lawyer and politician. During the following winter both were sick with diphtheria and I helped to nurse them. Knapp recovered, though he was never very strong afterwards and died after being about twelve or fifteen years in the ministry. Wells, whom I loved dearly, became apparently some better so I was able to take him to the home of a cousin in Cazenovia, New York. Two or three days later the news of his death came to us and cast a gloom over all in college. Knapp was my room-mate in college for a year or more. During the autumn of 1863 there came to the class below ours a boy by the name of Philip Potter. From some cause he and I formed a most eager and romantic friendship. He, too, was to study for the ministry, but his eyes failed him, so he had to leave college and give up his life hopes. The friendship, however, has lasted through fifty years, and we are bosom friends to-day. Potter had brought with him a little photograph of a girl in his aunt's school at Brattleboro, Vermont, by the name of Bessie Thornton. I conceived a wonderful liking for the girlish face and begged the photograph from him. I carried it in my pocketbook for years and cherished it as embodying the ideal of all that is lovely in wo...

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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.1911 Excerpt: ... much that I might get an education, wrote me very strongly against it and I realized the justice of the plea. It was well for me...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217949916

ISBN - 13:9780217949910

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