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" Bible in my hand, a neighbouring farmer, coming to see my father, asked me if I could read the Bible already ? I answered, yes ; and he desired me to let him hear me. I began at the place where the book was open, read fluently, and afterwards told him,... "
Memoirs of the Late Thomas Holcroft - Page 10
by Thomas Holcroft - 1816 - 320 pages
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Philosophy - 1830
...generally induced me to go through the whole of my task. One day as I was sitting at the gate with my Bible in my hand, a neighbouring farmer, coming...backward and forward to my father on his affairs, brought me the two delightful histories I have above mentioned, which were among those then called...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes ...

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1830
...generally induced me to go through the whole of my task. One day as I was sitting at the gate with my Bible in my hand, a neighbouring farmer, coming...backward and forward to my father on his affairs, brought me the two delightful histories I have above mentioned, which wers among those then called...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1830
...After listening till he found I could really pronounce tinuncouth Hebrew names so much better, and morv easily, than he supposed to be within the power of...flattering to me. Soon after, my father's apprentice, thi kind-hearted Dick, who came backward and forwarii to my father on his affairs, brought me the two...
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Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Its Pleasures and Rewards ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1840 - 562 pages
...desired me to let him hear me. I began at the place where the book was open, read fluently, and afterward told him, that, if he pleased, he should hear the...backward and forward to my father on his affairs, brought me the two delightful histories I have above mentioned, which were among those then called...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - 1845
...generally induced me to go through the whole of my task. One day as I was sitting at the gate with ray Bible in my hand, a neighbouring farmer, coming to...backward and forward to my father on his affairs, brought me the two delightful histories I have above mentioned, which were among those then called...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1846
...delight to young Holcroft. " One day," says he in his memoirs, " as I was sitting at the gate with my Bible in my hand, a neighbouring farmer, coming...backward and forward to my father on his affairs, brought me two delightful histories [the History of Parismus and Parismenes, and the Seven Champions...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1847
...the whole of my task. One day, as I was sitting at the gate, with my Bible in my hand, a neighboring farmer, coming to see my father, asked me if I could...backward and forward to my father on his affairs, brought me the two delightful histories I have above mentioned, which were among those then called...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1847
...answered, yes ; and he desired me to let him hear me. I began at the place where the book was openj read fluently, and afterwards told him, that, if he...backward and forward to my father on his affairs, brought me the two delightful histories I have above mentioned, which were among those then called...
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Lives of Distinguished Shoemakers

Shoemakers - 1849 - 340 pages
...penny, and said I was an uncommon boy. It would be hard to say whether his praise, or his gift, was the most flattering to me. " Soon after, my father's apprentice, the kind-hearted Dick, brought me two delightful histories [ Perismus and Parismones, and the Seven Champions of Christendom....
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Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Its Pleasures and Rewards ..., Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1858
...desired me to let him hear me. I began at the place where the book was open, read fluently, and afterward told him, that, if he pleased, he should hear the...backward and forward to my father on his affairs, brought me the two delightful histories I have above mertioned, which were among those then called...
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