Memoirs of Dr. Richard Gilpin, of Scaleby Castle in Cumberland: And of His Posterity in the Two Succeeding Generations

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B. Quaritch, 1879 - 166 Seiten
 

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Seite 55 - Lay waste the world ; his the more glorious part To check their pride, and, when the brazen voice Of war is...
Seite 139 - Boldre should have been the dupe of vulgar artifice, and consummate hypocrisy, concealed under the cloak of apparent blunt candour and rugged honesty. WILLIAM BAKER was an old rustic, resident in a wild part of the parish of Boldre. In one of his walks Mr. GILPIN had lighted upon his cottage. On entering it, he found its inhabitant, an aged, but stout and athletic man, eating his humble dinner. All within was neat and clean; and something indicative of strong sense, and a cheerful mind, appeared...
Seite 118 - ... mother fonder of any of their own children than they were of her. She used often to be at Carlisle to play with her cousins, and her cousins were as often at Scaleby to play with her. She was a pretty little girl; and everybody said she was a very good little girl.
Seite 139 - In conversation he proved himself well versed in the Bible ; full of maxims of prudence and economy ; and apparently of the most open, blunt, and independent character. Highly interested by his visit, Mr. Gilpin frequently repeated it ; and from the conversations which passed during this intercourse, he drew up that beautiful account which he published in the work above-mentioned.
Seite 144 - ... which consists of several acres, was originally intended to support the cattle, which should be driven thither in times of alarm. When the house was inhabited...
Seite 43 - Nothing comforts me more in my greatest sufferings, nor seems more fit for me, while I wait for death, than singing psalms of praise to God, nor is there any exercise in which I had rather end my life.
Seite 119 - lived together about thirty years, without " having been almost as many days separated. " No marriage could be more happy. All their " schemes succeeded : and they are now, in " their old age, in affluent circumstances, and " have six fine grand-children, to bear their " name after them. They have often said to " each other, they never knew what could be " called an affliction : and only have to hope, " that GOD will be pleased to work with them " by felicity ; as he often does with others by
Seite 19 - I had paid a visit to his Brother, a Counsellor and Justice of the Peace, (under whom I made my first beginnings of the Study of the Law) where I was very respectfully received, we went home to his House ; and his Wife, being a discreet religious Person in their Way, (being Presbyterians of the most moderate sort) I was very easy and free. They were sons of Dr Richard Gilpin, of Scaleby Castle, in Cumberland, a famous and learned Physician, and also a Superintendant among that People in Oliver's...

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