Memoirs of Richard Cumberland, Written by Himself; Containing an Account of His Life and Writings, Interspersed with Anecdotes and Characters of Several of the Most Distinguished Persons of His Time, with Whom He Has Had Volume 2

Memoirs of Richard Cumberland, Written by Himself; Containing an Account of His Life and Writings, Interspersed with Anecdotes and Characters of Several of the Most Distinguished Persons of His Time, with Whom He Has Had Volume 2

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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. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ...on foot Y " for the benefit of both countries. 'I wish I " could live long enough to give my opinion in 'f my place; I have formed my thoughts upon " it; but it is too late for me to do any good; " I hope it will fall into abler hands, and you "forbid me to argue. I see you are angry with " me for talking, and indeed it gives me pain. " I have nothing to do in this life, but to obey " and be silent---" From that moment he never spoke a word upon the subject. As I knew he had been some time meditating on his preparations to receive the sacrament, and death seemed near at hand, I reminded him of it; he declared himself ready and at peace with all mankind; in one instance only he confessed it cost him a hard struggle. What that instance was he needed not to explain to me, nor am I careful to explain to any. I trust according to the infirmity of man's nature-he is rather to be honoured for having finally extinguished his resentment, than condemned for having fostered it too long. A Christian Saint would have done it sooner: how many men would not have done it ever! The Reverend Mr. Sackville Bayle, his worthy parish priest and ever faithful friend, administered the solemn office of the sacrament to him, reading at his request the prayers I for a commnnicant at the point of death. He had ordered all his bed-curtains to be opened and the sashes thrown up, that he might have air and space to assist him in his' efforts: what they were, With what devotion he joined in those solemn prayers, that Warn the parting spirit to dismiss all hopes, that centre in this world, that reverend friend can witness; I also was a witness and a partaker; none else Was present at that holy...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891864
  • 9781236891860