History of the Wrays of Glentworth 1523-1852; Including Memoirs of the Principal Families with Which They Were Connected Volume 1

History of the Wrays of Glentworth 1523-1852; Including Memoirs of the Principal Families with Which They Were Connected Volume 1

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... above epitaph may seem pompous, but it must be remembered that Sir George St. Paule came of an honoured family, and besides being very wealthy, was very charitable and religious. The latter fact is borne out by the funeral sermon preached in his honour, which I am glad to be able to quote from. It does not unfortunately follow that the best women get the best men for husbands, or vice versa. It is one of those curious contradictions that the best women are often most influenced by, and impressed with, the worst men, and are quite willing to give (speaking metaphorically) their gold in exchange for base metal. The women who do this are said by their friends to be infatuated, and if blind affection is infatuation, then they are so; and it is perhaps well they are, or there would be much more unhappiness in the world than there is already, for such infatuation enables the most opposite characters to live happily together. In the case of Frances Wray, her affection was well bestowed, and the following extracts show how much she was to be pitied in the loss of her first husband: --"The Character of Sir GEORGE SANCT-PAULE Kt. and Bart. by John Chadwick D.D. and Chaplain to King James I."1 ford, in Lincolnshire.-We may remember him in the Persons," p. Gifts of Nature, of Art, of Grace, or in the Practise of I79' them all. In the first he was for Person and natural Endowments very complete; and by the second the 1 From the sermon preached at Snarford, in Lincolnshire, December 9th, 1613. former were so well disposed, that his Behaviour engaged the Affections of all who had the Happiness of his Conversation; and the eyes of the Inhabitants of this Country were set upon him, as upon a worthy Object in his Place and Calling. In the...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804902
  • 9781236804907