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1876. Excerpt: ... NOBLE WORKERS. JOHN COLERIDGE PATTESON, THE
MISSIONARY BISHOP. John Coleridge Patteson was the eldest son of
Sir John Patteson, who, after a short but successful course at the
bar, was raised to the bench in 1830, and of Frances Duke
Coleridge, daughter of Colonel Coleridge, elder brother of the
poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Patteson family thus stood in
close relationship to another family which has given judges of high
repute to the English bench; and the pathway to eminence in various
walks of life was in this way thrown open to any scion of the
house. Coleridge, or "Coley" Patteson, as he was named by his
family and friends in boyhood, was born in Bedford Square, London,
in 1827. In his childhood he showed great thoughtfulness as well as
quickness, being able to read by his fifth year. On his birthday he
received from his father the Bible which was used at his consecra m
tion as bishop twenty-seven years afterwards. It 'is not without a
noticeable forecast of his later character, alike in its
simplicity, thoroughness, and devotion, that we are told, " He read
it eagerly, puzzled his brains as to what became of the fish during
the Flood, and, when suddenly called to the nursery, begged to be
allowed ' to finish the binding of Satan for a thousand years.'"
Even from this early period the desire to be a clergyman was
cherished. And the purpose was fostered by his mother. "That he
should be a good servant at God's altar was to her above all
price." The whole order and spirit of the home was calculated to
promote devotion and reverence, --the mother making the religious
instruction of the children her special care, reading the Psalms
and the Scripture lessons with them every morning. "His old nurse
remembers the little sevenyear-old boy, after saying h...
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