The Wild-flowers of Selborne and Other Papers

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byJohn Vaughan

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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.1906 Excerpt: ... THE ISLE OF WIGHT OF LEGH RICHMOND'S NARRATIVES THE Victoria History of the counties of England mentions four clergymen, closely connected with Hampshire during the nineteenth century, whose writings exercised an influence far beyond the range of the Diocese of Winchester.. These four are John Keble, Charles Kingsley, Richard Chevenix Trench, and Legh Richmond, whose narratives of The Dairyman's Daughter and The Young Cottager were, it rightly says, "at one time the most popular religious works in England." Indeed, it is difficult to exaggerate the favour with which these works were received. With the Bible and the Pilgrim's Progress they became the Sunday reading of numberless Christian households. Appearing originally in the columns of the Christian Guardian during the years 1809-1811, they were afterwards published separately in the form of tracts, and finally issued, together with The Negro Servant, in one small volume under the appropriate title, taken from Gray's Elegy, of The Annals of the Poor. The little book at once became immensely popular. Within a few years it was translated into almost all the European languages, and successive editions were published in America. Altogether it has been estimated that millions of copies have been sold, and it has found its way alike into the hut of the Red Indian and into the palaces of kings. And, curious though it may seem, the interest excited by the narratives still continues; new editions are frequently published, and every year numbers of visitors, including many Americans, make a pilgrimage to the cottages of Little Jane and of the Dairyman's daughter, and gaze on their respective tombstones in Brading and in Arreton churchyards. These facts present a literary problem of considerable interest. After all,...

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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.1906 Excerpt: ... THE ISLE OF WIGHT OF LEGH RICHMOND'S NARRATIVES THE Victoria History of the counties of England mentions four clergymen, closely...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217287875

ISBN - 13:9780217287876

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