The History of the Life of Thomas Ellwood: Or, An Account of His Birth, Education, Etc., with Divers Observations on His Life and Manners when a Youth : and how He Came to be Convinced of the Truth ; with His Many Sufferings and Services for the Same : Also Several Other Remarkable Passages and Ocurrences

L. Hinde, at the Bible in George-yard, Lombard-street, 1765 - 448 pages

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Page 212 - GilesChalfont, a mile from me ; of which I gave him notice, and intended to have waited on him and seen him well settled in it ; but was prevented by that imprisonment.
Page 435 - Wash, Lord, and purify my heart, And make it clean in every part; And when 'tis clean, Lord, keep it too, For that is more than I can do.
Page 213 - This is owing to you ; for you put it into my head by the question you put to me at Chalfont ; which before I had not thought of.
Page 213 - After some common discourses had passed between us he called for a manuscript of his ; which being brought he delivered to me, bidding me take it home with me and read it at my leisure ; and when I had so done, return it to him with my judgment thereupon. '' When I came home and had set myself to read it I found it was that excellent poem which he entitled
Page 123 - ... else I had occasion for her to do, till I fell ill of the small-pox, and then I had her with me and the nurse. But now, understanding by letter from my sister that my father did not intend to return to settle there, I made off...
Page 213 - He made me no answer, but sat some time in a muse; then brake off that discourse and fell upon another subject. After the sickness was over and the city well cleansed, and become safely habitable again, he returned thither. And when afterwards I went to wait on him there, which I seldom failed of doing whenever my occasions drew me to London, he showed me his second poem, called
Page 159 - I saw the heads when they were brought up to be boiled. The hangman fetched them in a dirty dust basket out of some by-place, and setting them down amongst the felons, he and they made sport with them. They took them by the hair, flouting, jeering and laughing at them; and then giving them some ill names, boxed them on the ears and cheeks.
Page 124 - English generally speak it, as if it were another language. I had before, during my retired life at my father's, by unwearied diligence and industry, so far recovered the rules of grammar, in which I had once been very ready, that I could both read a Latin author and after a sort hammer out his meaning. But this change of pronunciation proved a new difficulty to me. It was now harder to me to read than it was before to understand when read. But Labor omnia vincit Improbus.
Page 24 - We knew by the route we were not on the corn, but in the common way, and told them so ; but they told us, "They were resolved they would not let us go on any farther, but would make us go back again.
Page 125 - He, on the other hand, perceiving with what earnest desire I pursued learning, gave me not only all the encouragement but all the help he could ; for, having a curious ear, he understood by my tone when I understood what I read and when I did not ; and accordingly would stop me, examine me, and open the most difficult passages to me.

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