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May this arise from a trust in God and not my carelessness or indifference.

If it please God, may I be allowed to do this, and enabled to do it in a proper spirit. Above the initials B. There was a proclamation issued forbidding meetings, but the letyers trampled it under foot.

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From a Sketch by Professor Westcott. Another thing on which I can speak with unmixed pleasure is the fact that the anniversary of your birthday westott on a Sunday. The few which still remain may be removed by greater earnestness and prayerfulness, I trust. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

David in the following terms: I am not even yet quite settled ; it is wondrous it is too much. But now I am more than satisfied and so will all at home be. He made us feel that in all learning we must be active and not receptive only.

I ran to him, and my cries soon brought more effective help ; ” but it was some time before we were cheered by seeing consciousness return, and his father s and mother s fears give place to the assurance that no grave harm was done.

The Colleges with their gardens render it very pleasant. It enables me to voice the gratitude of my brothers and sisters fiss him brpoke under taking and carrying out what must always be a diffi cult, though it be a congenial task, lettfrs compiling of the memoirs of a father. Expenditure on self was all but impossible.


Holidays he could hardly take ; he found no joy in them, and more especially o in later years.

Life and Letters of Brooke Foss Westcott, D.D, D. C. L

His diary shows how he deserted his meals to be present at various stirring scenes, and in particular to listen to the oratory of ” the great agitator,” presumably Feargus O Connor himself. While still a schoolboy Westcott became acquainted with his future wife. I do not for one moment doubt but, well, we will say no more.

Give my love to L. I can assure you that every night and morning, and continually, I think of all that you and my father have done for me, and as the only return I can make, pray that I may not disappoint your hopes, and that every other joy may be yours. Still, should you not see matters in the light I do, though perfect harmony of feeling and affection can never exist, yet believe me that I shall ever feel a sincere interest in your happiness and welfare, both in this world and in the world to come.

Again I seem in danger of conceit, from which may I ever be preserved! If our proper labour lay within a narrow circle and is it not certain that the best disciplinary teaching must lie within a narrow circle?

The welcome greeting after the holidays was “Well, what have you read? Many times a week he came up to our house, usually prepared his work there ; sometimes he remained for the night, or I went back with him.

In speaking to the boys of Durham School inmy father recalled this episode, a propos of their Latin address to him. It would have been impossible to get into the Senate House on Tuesday, nearly a thousand ladies were disappointed.


True Method of Reforming the Church: It would be startling to enumerate the acquirements of his private work long before he went up to Cambridge, and to tell the feats of his quick and retentive memory, which gave him the marvellous power of citation he possessed, and made him familiar with almost every line of Virgil and Horace, and such large portions of Juvenal, of Homer, and the Greek tragic poets.

Life and Letters of Brooke Foss Westcott, D.D., D.C.L.: Sometime Bishop of Durham; Volume 2

Again and again it arouses my pity. After that we danced them valorously.

They seemed as if they wished to say something, but there was no feeling ; and all sorts of singular objections which children might make were suggested, as if a child s first duty were not simple-hearted obedience.

How strange things will happen! Scholarship was lettees training and I have not yet found any better but he pressed every interest of art or science, of history or travel, into its service. He was glad, I think, to go back to the old days. If I were anv recommend any one text for your particular study, as con taining the whole summary of a Christian s life, it would be the first of those beautiful sentences read in our Communion Service ” Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father fosz is in heaven.

Lord Fitzwilliam and Vice-Chancellor neat. Some things never grow old.

May I be enabled more and more fully to realise it.