The Granite Monthly; A New Hampshire Magazine Volume 28

The Granite Monthly; A New Hampshire Magazine Volume 28

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...and finding how they sat down the lapses of some brother or sister from honor, truth, or virtue, or temperance, may draw some hasty and unfavorable conclusion about the state quarrels in those days, but when we know the keen scrutiny of the Puritans, than which no papal inquisition was more searching, when we remember thev were not afraid to make a public record of their transgressions, and when we look at the population--there is every reason to believe that these early settlers were exceptionally godly men and women. And how true it has been from that day to this, when righteousness is plainly manifest in the busy hearts of trade in our metropolitan centres, in the councils of the nations, or in the halls of learning, you go back and back until you find its spring in some sweet home of piety in these little villages, nestling among our New England hills. In the home of Dr. Freeman young Clarke found every help that could train him for his work in life. It was a home of intellectual activity, of humane interests, of a spiritual atmosphere. It was a home where there was a love for the earth and its products, a delight in all country pursuits, an interest in the lower creatures, the ever-present charm of a simple life in Nature. Dr. Freeman had a happy faculty of teaching his grandchildren. Before Clarke was ten years old he had read parts of Ovid, Horace, Virgil, and the New Testament in Greek, and had gone as far as cubic equations in algebra, and this without any sense of being overtasked. All studies were made entertaining. Latin and Greek were as interesting as when a child has the joy of finding a new word, and has to tell it to the whole house; problems in mathematics were treated as a kind of game, and all his walks and sports in...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236764390
  • 9781236764393