Samuel Drew, M. A., the Self-Taught Cornishman; A Life Lesson

Samuel Drew, M. A., the Self-Taught Cornishman; A Life Lesson

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... as writer and editor, to Mr. Fisher, an extensive publisher in Liverpool, who was projecting a new Magazine. He says, " Now, I most cordially recommend the place, and have no doubt of its being a comfortable maintenance for you, for life: and if you will work, to get things out qf hand, (for he is a wonderful man for despatch, ) then you will well agree. You may enter on the work any hour you please; the sooner the better. Now, can you come? and will you, first, come and spy out the land? This, I think, would be well. You will find in Liverpool such society as will be pleased with you, and you with them. I need not say, that it will be a pleasure to me to have you near me; and perhaps my direction and advice, in some things which I should know better than you, may be useful. Write immediately. I think you will vastly like the country, the place, and the society. I shall get you the i1cquaintance of the first literary men in England. "Mr. Fisher intends the Magazine to be thoroughly, not profoundy, literary; and thoroughly religious. Every thing of God and godliness to have place in it; and every thing in the compass of knowledge by which the human mind and heart may be improved. He has not even fixed on a name. He wishes also, that, while every thing that is sound in divinity, and truly scriptural and rational in experience, may have a decided and prominent place in it, whatever may be profitable in science, especially to all the middle classes in life, should be carefully attended to. Contributors should be courted on all sides; and your correspondence made as strong and respectable as possible. On this plan, draw up a prospectus as soon as you can." In accordance with the advice of his friend, Mr. Drew proceeded alone...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680709X
  • 9781236807090