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An Autobiography (Volume 1); Herbert Spencer (Paperback) Loot Price: R388
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An Autobiography (Volume 1); Herbert Spencer (Paperback): Herbert Spencer
An Autobiography (Volume 1); Herbert Spencer (Paperback): Herbert Spencer

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: II. GRANDPARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN. Pursuing the same course as before, I will here describe first those members of the grandparental group about whom there is least to be said. For this reason I commence with my mother's parents. Of John Holmes, my maternal grandfather, the earliest record I have is an indenture of apprenticeship to John Evatt, a plumber and glazier in Derby, dated 1765, and which identifies him as the son of Frances Holmes, widow, of the same place: the probability being that his deceased father had left wife and child with but narrow means. Save the possible relationship before named, to the Holmeses of Brailsford, this is all I know of his antecedents. I infer that he succeeded to Mr. Evatt's business. At any rate he carried on with success the specified trade for many years, and became a prosperous man. This is shown by the fact that when my mother was 20 (in 1814) he had a suburban house in addition to his place of business. Soon after, however, he illustrated the truth that men who are prudent in small matters are apt to commit extreme imprudences in large matters: their caution having prevented them from gaining those experiences which lead to knowledge of dangers. He was induced to enter into partnership with a man named Aucott, as a pin-manufacturer; and he supplied most, if not the whole, of the capital. The enterprise was a failure and he lost nearly all of his property: partly throughnon-success of the business and partly by becoming security for his partner. The result was that the latter part of his life was spent in narrow circumstances; and after my grandmother's death his last years were passed in our house. In common with all members of both families in that generation, he was a Wesleyan, and an active member of the connexion in De...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Herbert Spencer
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-67797-4
Barcode: 9780217677974
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-67797-5

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