The Vision of a Short Life

The Vision of a Short Life : A Memorial of Warren Bartlett Seabury, One of the Founders of the Yale Mission College in China (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Vision of a Short Life: A Memorial of Warren Bartlett Seabury, One of the Founders of the Yale Mission College in China The life of one who has spent a score of years in preparation for his calling and has garnered but a. Handful of sheaves from early sowing when suddenly summoned to the harvesting, should be set forth with brevity and self-restraint. This is especially true of one so modest and retiring as the subject of this sketch, which is made up in part of his letters to the home circle during his student days and his three years' residence in China. From the first the writer has kept in mind that noble army of young men just entering their life's work and asking themselves the question, What do my talents, my education, the age to which I belong demand of me P May students in China, also, find in these pages evidences of that entire devotion to their good which crowned Warren Seabury's life. As far as possible the personal element has been eliminated from this biography. In preparing it the writer does not act upon his own initiative, but yields to the request of friends, particularly the Executive Committee of the Yale Mission, who believe that the story of the founding of the New Yale in China can not be fully told without tracing in its early stages the labors of this young Volunteer. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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.
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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • English
  • 26 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243156685
  • 9780243156689