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Elizabeth B. Vermilye

The Life of Alexander Duff (Classic Reprint)

€ 16.04


Excerpt from The Life of Alexander Duff But in¿uences of another character also encompassed that boyhood. The stirring religious rhymes of Dugald Buchanan, the Gaelic poet, and later, Milton`s Paradise Lost, stimulated his vivid imagination and excited his emo tions, until, like Joseph of Old, he also dreamed dreams and saw visions. With his Scotch bias toward the supernatural, this son of the Grampians firmly believed in invisible lead ings and presages of the future. And why not To the Open inward eye is not a guiding hand always apparent? The spiritually blind alone are left to stumble through life`s dark mazes undirected and unsustained. Owing to the incompetence of the village teacher, Alex ander Du¿` received no practical schooling until he was eight years old. In 1814 he was sent to an academy, near Dunkeld, where he spent three profitable years. From there he went to the Kirkmichael School, at a distance of twelve miles from his home, for another term of three years. The institution was deservedly popular. Here the boy rose rapidly to the head, and, under the personal care of the master, with whom he lived, laid the foundation for thorough and extensive culture. All his after life he was grateful for the pure and ennobling in¿uence of the school and its master. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.





Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
130 pagina's
Januari 2015
228 gram
228 x 154 x 10 mm
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