Memoir of Thomas Pumphrey, Ed. by J. Ford

Memoir of Thomas Pumphrey, Ed. by J. Ford

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...fine, and exceedingly bitter, but at the present season it has nearly done flowering. "Well, my dear little girl, canst thou understand what a wonderful place Carclaze Tin mine is? if not I must try and explain further when we return, and shew thee specimens of the ore and granite we have brought from it. The latter part of this letter has been written at Truro, where we arrived about 6 o'clock this evening. It is the prettiest town in Cornwall. We have been calling on a friend since tea, and there we saw one little girl rather older than thee, knitting a sock, and she did it so quickly and so well, we were quite delighted with her skill; another was making some harness for her brother's little horses, which she managed very cleverly. I thought of my own dear children, and felt that they also loved one another, and took pleasure in doing kind offices for each other: how sweet is love! what aiaeautiful sight is a united family of brothers and sisters! Farewell my darling, a sweet Mss from each of us, and as much love as a letter will convey to both of you, Thy very affectionate Papa, Thomas Pumphrey. CHAPTER VI. Progress of improvement--New Meeting-House built--School-rooms and class-rooms increased--Light and airy rooms--Removal of the same--Penalties--Modifications of them suggested by Thomas Pumphrey--Extracts from memoranda on this subject--Improvements in the girls' wing--Supply of Water--T. P.'s health affected--Absence for a time--Letters during his absence--Accident to his children--Letter on the occasion--Letters continued--His father-in-law Geo. Richardson described. We have already noticed the alterations in 1842, when the girls' dining-room was transformed into a commodious reading and lecture-room. Five years after, in...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935845
  • 9781236935847