Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century; Comprizing Biographical Memoirs of William Boywer, Printer, F.S.A. and Many of His Learned Friends an in

Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century; Comprizing Biographical Memoirs of William Boywer, Printer, F.S.A. and Many of His Learned Friends an in

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...a master, as a husband, and as a father, his conduct was amiable and endearing; and, to close this imperfect sketch of him, with his most striking feature, He was a man of unaffected piety, and evangelical sin gleness of heart. "Having thus given you a slight yet a faithful account of Mr. Clarke, let me now speak of the admirable woman who was the dear companion of his life, and the affectionate rival of his virtues.! u. Mrs. Clarke inherited, from her father Wotton, the Pj Tetentive memory by which Ihe was distinguished; 'and she possessed the qualities in which Swift considered him as remarkably deficient, penetration and wit. She seemed, indeed, in these points, rather related to the laughter-loving Dean of St. Patrick's, than to his solemn antagonist. The moral excellence of her character was by no means inferior to the sprightly activity of her mind. Nature and education never formed, I believe, a more singular and engaging compound of good-humoured vivacity and rational devotion. - Her whole life seemed to be directed by the maxim, which one of our English Bishops adopted for his motto, 'Serve God, and be ehearful.' There was a degree of irascible quickness Dr. John Hdcket, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry. K is inscribed on his print, prefixed to his Century of Sermons. in her temper, but it was such as gave fe--rather an "J ' agreeable than a dangerous spirit to her general / P//JSV? manners. Her anger was never of long continuance, and usually evaporated in a comic bon-mot, or in a pious reflexion. She was perfectly acquainted with the works of our most celebrated Divines, and so familiar with the English Muses, that, even in the decline of her life, when her recollection was impaired by age and infirmities, she wduld...show more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574281
  • 9781236574282