Cyclop Dia Of Literary And Scientific Anecdote Illustrations Of The Characters Habits And Conversation Of Men Of Letters And Science

Cyclop  dia of Literary and Scientific Anecdote  Illustrations of the Characters  Habits and Conversation of Men of Letters and Science PDF Book Detail:
Author: William Keddie
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
ISBN: 9781230154091
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Book Description: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...in years, and nervous, his health not being good; yet in company he is very cheerful. He is exceedingly easy and agreeable in manner, and his whole bearing very gentlemanly. " No man in any community was ever more respected; and he enters into all the great benevolent movements in his vicinity, and generally presides, at least once a-year, at one 183 of the principal missionary meetings of the Wesleyans in Sheffield. He is a truly religious man; the son of a Moravian missionary, who died in the West Indies. " Some time ago there was a proposition to re-establish the mission on the same island; and, out of respect to Mr. Montgomery, all classes contributed, and the funds were immediately raised. He has a small income from his works, and a small pension from the government; and thus passes his days in sweet retirement, coming forth only to countenance the cause of religion and benevolence, or to shine upon his friends. I was obliged to take my leave of him and the entire company around him ere the dinnerparty broke up." SWIFT'S MENTAL MALADY. Sometimes, during his mental affliction, he continued walking about the house for many consecutive hours; sometimes he remained in a kind of torpor. At times, he would seem to struggle to bring into distinct consciousness and shape into expression, the intellect that lay smothering under gloomy obstruction in him. A pier-glass falling by accident, nearly fell on him. He said he wished it had! He once repeated, slowly, several times, "I am what I am." The last thing he wrote was an epigram on the building of a magazine for arms and stores, which was pointed out to him as he went abroad during his mental disease: --" Behold a proof of Irish sense; Here Irish wit is seen; When...