Where The Light Dwelleth; Sermons by Robert CollyerWhere The Light Dwelleth; Sermons by Robert Collyer

Where The Light Dwelleth; Sermons

byRobert Collyer

Paperback | February 9, 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.1908 Excerpt: ... A MEMOIR It is the boast of us who are Yorkshiremen by birth or adoption that Robert Collyer is one of ourselves, and he too is proud of his native county, and has given repeated proofs of his attachment to the scenes where his early years were passed. But to all of us alike England is more than Yorkshire, and it is of his English parentage that he has been ever mindful during the long years he has passed in a far away country which has done well by him and appreciated him more highly than the old land could have done. 'There has never been a moment,' he said on his first visit home in 1865, 'in the fifteen years that I have been absent from this land when it has not been one of my proudest recollections that I came of this old English stock; that my grandfather fought with Nelson at Trafalgar, and my father was an Englishman and my mother an Englishwoman; that so far as I can trace my descent back, and that is just as far as my grandfather, we are all English, every one of us.' To one of less splendidly healthful mind and body it might seem that England had done little to deserve his gratitude or regard. His parents were orphans, left to the kindly care of their mother land, and seeing how at that time there was much demand for cheap child labour in the factories of the North, and that in the workhouses of the South there was a large supply of children of too tender an age to be usefully employed in the fields, it seemed good or at least gainful to send superfluous little hands by wagon load or boatful to labour and take their chances of survival in the woollen and cotton mills which were springing up to replace the old home industries.1 So somewhere about 1806 there arrived at Blubberhouse mills, on the high moorland which separates the valleys of the Nid...
Title:Where The Light Dwelleth; SermonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217147232

ISBN - 13:9780217147231