Proceedings of the New Hampshire Historical Society Volume 3, PT. 2

Proceedings of the New Hampshire Historical Society Volume 3, PT. 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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... of our reactionary Southerners fail to describe, --a truly patriarchal system of authoritative yet affectionate relations, rather than a cold serfdom of feudal exactions, must have been as surprising as it was instructive to the young candidate for holy orders. Certainly he became from this period, and on through life, a firm adherent to what were known as Southern principles, governmental and industrial, casting his lot with us and becoming as one of ourselves. Poised on the one hand, in a calm sense of superiority, and on the other, in a deep sense of Christian obligation, he strove, after being ordained in 1847, to become all things to all men, if by any means he might save some, however inferior, however criminal they might be, whether slave-born Africans improved, or free-born Caucasians de graded." We have already brought Mr. Howe to Charleston, where he ministered from very early in 1860 to his consecration as bishop in October, 1871, first as assistant for three years to 'an aged clergyman in broken health, and thenceforth as rector in succession to him. That ministry in St. Philip's church was in some sense the very centre of his life. There was the chief home of his soul. To St. Philip's his thoughts turned back when dying. In St. Philip's churchyard he laid the body of his beloved wife, and there he asked, and ob tained, that his own should be buried by her side. It seems fitting, therefore, to make this the place for an attempt to set the man before you in some measure. In appearance he is described as a man of "more than average height," growing latterly to be "well-knit in frame and stout in person," and "dignified and imposing in presence, particularly in his robes...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818245
  • 9781236818249