Children's Portion [Sermons].

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...that Exeter College was the one to which Devonshire students went, he knocked at the gates of that college and asked if they wanted a lad like him for any work he could do. They did want such a lad as he. And in a short time he was employed to scour pans, to clean knives, to brush shoes, and in other ways ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...that Exeter College was the one to which Devonshire students went, he knocked at the gates of that college and asked if they wanted a lad like him for any work he could do. They did want such a lad as he. And in a short time he was employed to scour pans, to clean knives, to brush shoes, and in other ways help in the kitchen. John was a faithful servant, and soon became a favourite with everybody about the college. And as he had a good many hours of leisure he set himself to learn Latin and Greek. And by-and-by the dons, going past, saw this kitchen-boy poring over loose leaves of grammars, and would ask him jokingly if he was reading Homer or the Latin poets. But after a while one and then another gave up joking at the lad and went near to him, and saw that by himself alone he had come very near to the reading both of Homer and the Latin poets. And then the dons took him away from the kitchen and made room for him in the classes of their college, and he became one of their foremost scholars, and one in whom they all felt pride. And by-and-by John was made a fellow, and then a professor of Divinity, and for twenty-seven years he laboured in that college as professor and writer of books where he had served as kitchen-boy. And at the end of that time he was made Bishop of Worcester, and therein proved the truth of the thought which shot through his mind at the window of the book-shop in Exeter, that there was a way through books to a place in a cathedral. Bishop Prideaux was never ashamed of his early trials. He kept the leathern clothes, in which he set out from his father's house, to his old age. He loved to revisit the village in which he was born. He greatly loved his parents. In his kindness he would plan surprise visits. He would bring his doctor's scar...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781287577782
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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