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The Life Of Thomas Arnold, D.D
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ISBN 9780559004568
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UPDATED: 12/03/20
The Life Of Thomas Arnold, D.D.
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:CHAPTER III. OPENING PROSPECTS. In the spring of 1827, we again find Dr. Arnold a traveller on the Continent, proceeding through France to visit, for the first time, the mistress of the ancient world. In his journal he finds just fault with the French blacksmiths, and declares " they all do their work


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  • ISBN bar code 9780559004568 ξ1 registered March 17 2016
  • Product category is The-Life-Of-Thomas-Arnold-DD Emma-Jane-Worboise Book

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:CHAPTER III. OPENING PROSPECTS. In the spring of 1827, we again find Dr. Arnold a traveller on the Continent, proceeding through France to visit, for the first time, the mistress of the ancient world. In his journal he finds just fault with the French blacksmiths, and declares " they all do their work so ill, that they generally never fail to find something left for them by their predecessors' clumsiness ;" and when fairly in the provinces, and quite removed from the influence of the Court, he remarks on the total absence of gentlemen, and of all persons of the education and feelings of gentlemen. The following paragraph was written at Joigny, April 6th, 1827:— '' I am afraid that the bulk of the people are sadly ignorant and unprincipled, and then liberty and equality are but evils. A little less aristocracy in our country, and a little more here, would seem a. desirable improvement. There seem great elements of good amongst the people here—great courtesy and kindness, with all their cheating and unreasonableness. May He, who only can, turn the hearts of this people, and of all other people, to the knowledge and love of Himself in his Son, in whom there is neither Englishman nor Frenchman, any more than Jew or Greek; but Christ is all and in all! And may He keep alive in me the spirit of charity, to judge favourably and feel kindly towards those amongst whom I am travelling; inasmuch as Christ died for them as well as for us, and they, too, call themselves after His name." It were needless, in a volume of such humble pretensions as the present, to enter into any description of scenes and places visited during this and subsequent tours. It would even be superfluous to make copious extracts from the already published " Travelling Journals " of Dr. Arnold; for,


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