Excerpt from The Uses of Biography: Romantic, Philosophic, and Didactic
Some few years since, in pulling down an Old house in Gloucestershire, there was: discovered between the walls a secret chamber. It was quite evident that several generations had passed away since any one had entered the room it was a rude, cheerless, comfortless apartment enough. There was a poor mattress, a stool, and a table; on the table lay an open Bible, a lamp, and a pair of spectacles. N O doubt was entertained that the room had been pre pared for, and tenanted by, some One of the brave sufferers for the rights of conscience; but who had last slept on that bed, sat on that stool before the table - for whom the little lamp had last been.
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