Memoir of the Life of John Henry Ware, Jr

Memoir of the Life of John Henry Ware, Jr

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...undoubtedly injudicious, and probably prejudicial, yet the severity of the attack, and the very serious consequences which ensued, may with more probability be attributed to the fatigue and exposure to cold and wet, which he underwent in his journey home. He was far too confident of the restored condition of his health, to exercise due prudence in his mode of travelling. But, however this might be, the result was, that, although he speedily recovered from the immediate pressure of disease, his general health did not return, he did not regain his strength; his whole system, and especially the nervous system, was left in a very prostrate and unbalanced condition. From this he gave no indications of rallying; and it soon became obvious, that there was no immediate prospect of his return to his parochial duties, or of his being able to assume those of an office at Cambridge. Being incapable of exertion of any kind, it was judged advisable that he should, for the time, be placed out of the way of all temptation to it; and accordingly, in the beginning of the month of November, he left his house in town, and took up his abode in Brookline, at the country-seat of his friend, Mr. Guild, which had been most kindly offered to him. Here he remained through this winter, by no means in a state of idleness, but quite incapable of any very serious or continued exertion. On the 5th of November he writes: "It is thought best that we leave town, and Mr. Guild has very kindly offered us his house and furniture, and we go into it without moving our household stuff. Much love to you, and I pray you send me a letter once in a while to help pass away my idle hours; for, being so retired and having no occupation, I shall need the word of friends sometimes...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236928520
  • 9781236928528