An Historical Guide to Great Yarmouth, with Short Accounts of Southtown [&C]

An Historical Guide to Great Yarmouth, with Short Accounts of Southtown [&C]

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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. 1884* edition. Excerpt: ...famous as that other noble prison visitor--Elizabeth Fry, being instrumental in doing good beyond estimate. Bishop Stanley said of our heroine, " I would canonize Sarah Martin, if I could." An inspector of prisons whosaw her philanthropy, has written thus justly, "Her simple, unostentatious, yet energetic devotion to the interests of the outcast and the destitute, her gentle disposition, her temper never irritated by disappointment, nor her charity straitened byingratitude, present a combination of qualities which imagina lion sometimes portrays as the ideal of what is pure and beautiful, but which is rarely found embodied with humanity." Whene'er a noble deed is wrought, Whene'er is spoken a noble thought, Our hearts in glad surprise, To higher levels rise. The tidal wave of deeper souls, Into our inmost being rolls, And lifts us unawares, Out of all meaner cares. Honor to those whose word or deed, Thus help us in our daily need, And by their overflow, Raise us from what is low. Longfellow's Santa Filomena. Sarah Martin, " noble type of good, heroic womanhood," sleeps now beneath the " daisy quilt" in the churchyard at Caister, three miles away; art memorializes her in one of the finest windows in the Parish Church; and the sweet memory of her name lingers still to blossom again and again into the story of her life, and the striving to follow her example. Her journals (manuscripts) are in the Public Library on the South Quay. When the present Town Hall was built, business was transferred thither from the Tol-house, and by another arrangement prisoners suffered detention elsewhere. A comparatively modem part used for the purposes of a gaol has since been demolished, but the Tol-house proper is...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842154
  • 9781236842152