The mothers legacie, to her vnborne childe

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byElizabeth Joceline

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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. 1853. Excerpt: ... or allowed by the Church should be preferred either to the compositions of any divine, or to the devotions conceived and expressed by any private individual, whatever may be his attainments, the question arises, Is it the part of an honest editor to assume the liberty of withdrawing from a book the deliberately chosen words of' the original writer, and supplying their place by other words which appear to him more suitable? Whoever professes to republish the work of another, is bound surely to give it to the world as the author left it, unless he can show cause for some just exception; in which case, however, he is not entitled furtively to tamper with the text, though lie may express in a note what he may consider an improvement on the original. But here is a man in the very peculiar position of announcing the publication of a copy of a lady-s last will; and every reader who has no access to the original, and who has not imbibed the doctrine that there is such a thing as " a pious fraud," assuredly takes for granted that, if the editor be even "indifferent honest," the will must be genuine. Nobody for a moment can suspect that any undue liberty had been taken by the Rev. C. H. Craufurd, who, in 1840, appended to a volume of able sermons of his own what he understood to be a reprint of this Legacy, as printed at Oxford in 1684, " for the satisfaction of the person of quality herein concerned." He surely was not capable of corrupting a document written by a pious female, in the sad and solemn prospect of being severed by death from a beloved husband and the then unborn infant towards whom her maternal heart was yearning. Can we conceive it possible that the Oxford licenser, in the days of Bishop Fell, presumed, without the sanction of a higher authority th...

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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. 1853. Excerpt: ... or allowed by the Church should be preferred either to the compositions of any divine, or to the devotions conceived and expre...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217393381

ISBN - 13:9780217393386

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