Memoir of John Grey of Dilston

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Edmonston and Douglas, 1869 - Gentry - 360 pages

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This account by the noted Christian campaigner and author Josephine Butler of her father John Grey gives an insight into life in Northumberland in the early 1800s. Apparently it was so popular that it was translated into Italian!

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Page 334 - Sure the last end Of the good man is peace. How calm his exit ! Night dews fall not more gently to the ground; Nor weary worn-out winds expire so soft.
Page 307 - Thy spirit, Independence ! let me share, Lord of the lion heart and eagle eye ! Thy steps I follow 'with my bosom bare, Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky.
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Page 49 - Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house ? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him ; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
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Page 334 - How calm his exit ! Night-dews fall not more gently to the ground, Nor weary worn-out winds expire so soft. Behold him ! in the evening tide of life, A life well spent, whose early care it was His riper years should not upbraid his green : By unperceived degrees he wears away ; Yet, like the sun, seems larger at his setting...
Page 141 - ... sitting on the ground against the wall, and the space between covered with moving and sitting figures in all directions, with twenty or thirty clambering on the railings, and perched up by the doorways. Between four and five, when the daylight began to shed its blue beams across the red candlelight, the scene was very picturesque, from the singular grouping of forty or fifty of us sprawling on the floor, awake and asleep, in all imaginable attitudes, and with all sorts of expressions and wrappings.
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