Memoirs of the Life, Ministry, and Writings, of the REV. Adam Clarke (Classic Reprint)

Memoirs of the Life, Ministry, and Writings, of the REV. Adam Clarke (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Memoirs of the Life, Ministry, and Writings, of the Rev. Adam Clarke There is no species of composition more interesting or more instructive than faithful and well-written biography. Its im mediate tendency is to unveil man to man. It discovers the virtues and the vices, the nobleness and the meanness, of which he is capable and it shows how the original sameness of' human nature is varied by the operation of external causes, into ten thousand different shapes, and assumes as many shades and hues. It is calculated to awaken in the young an ardent love of virtue and solid excellence and of inciting in all a spirit of emulation to tread in the steps, which led those, who are now no more, to that eminence to which it is desi rable to attain. But man, to be known, must be viewed in every situation and wherever he is fairly exhibited; what ever may have been his rank, station, or circumstances of birth or fortune, a valuable addition is made to science. Whether the record respects the struggles of talents and worth through the chilling regions of obscurity and penury, up to the glittering eminences of fame and reward; or whether it details the operations of pride and ambition on minds born to wealth and power, it presents a useful lesson which all may turn to profit. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 722 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 37mm | 948g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243181426
  • 9780243181421