Reminiscences of Old Sheffield: Its Streets and Its People (Classic Reprint)

Reminiscences of Old Sheffield: Its Streets and Its People (Classic Reprint)

by Robert Eadon Leader
     
 

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This book does not claim to be anything so dignified as history. It is only a gathering together of the various threads out of which history is woven - threads which, if not seized and put into tangible shape, quickly escape altogether. Our local annals afford many illustrations of the loss

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Excerpt from Reminiscences of Old Sheffield: Its Streets and Its People

This book does not claim to be anything so dignified as history. It is only a gathering together of the various threads out of which history is woven - threads which, if not seized and put into tangible shape, quickly escape altogether. Our local annals afford many illustrations of the loss that has been sustained through want of persons who would take the trouble carefully to chronicle small details, and no one can be fully conscious of that misfortune until he rises from the compilation of such a work as this. If each past generation for (say) a hundred and fifty years, had possessed its Cap'n Cuttle, who would not only have made a note of what he found, but have left that note where others could find it, my labours would have been greatly lightened.

I used the word "compilation" advisedly just now, for this book is nothing more ambitious. It had its origin in a very widely expressed wish that a number of articles and letters which appeared in The Sheffield and Rotherham Independent in 1872 and 1873, should, as contributions to our local folk-lore, be reproduced in a form more readily accessible, than scattered through the files of a newspaper.

My duty has thus been the modest one of collating, arranging, and (wherever that was possible) of verifying what more competent hands had written. To them, in the first instance, belongs any merit the book may possess. If I have thrown too flimsy a veil over the individuality of any member of this amicable confraternity, I must trust that the exigencies of editorship will form a sufficient excuse.

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ISBN-13:
9781331566694
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/17/2015
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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