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Memoirs of Ebenezer and Emma Hooper, 1821-1885, 1821-1866; Including an Unfinished Autobiography, with Extracts from Letters, Journals, and Hymns (Paperback) Loot Price: R465
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Memoirs of Ebenezer and Emma Hooper, 1821-1885, 1821-1866; Including an Unfinished Autobiography, with Extracts from Letters,...

Memoirs of Ebenezer and Emma Hooper, 1821-1885, 1821-1866; Including an Unfinished Autobiography, with Extracts from Letters, Journals, and Hymns (Paperback)

Ebenezer Hooper

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II BERMONDSEY--PARENTAGE, CHILDHOOD, AND YOUTH (1821-1844) Kent, more particularly Thanet, and the Lewes district of Sussex, were, during the eighteenth century, the dwelling-places of Ebenezer Hooper's ancestry. A tradition existed that the Hoopers had migrated from the West of England. Not only that surname graven on the stones at St. Lawrence's, Ramsgate, or at All Saints', Cliffe, Lewes, but the names Ayerst, Gouger, Morris, and others related, linger in many a farmhouse, churchyard, and town of these two southern counties. Early in the nineteenth century business attracted some of them to the Metropolis, and South London and other parts of Surrey became their homes. Thomas, the father of Ebenezer Hooper, was apprenticed at Bermondsey to learn the art and mystery of tanning, then a lucrative, restricted, and protected trade. The premium was large. The duties were to work with the men from 6 a.m. till evening) mostly in the open tanyard, handling wet hides and skins, ' casting ' pits, and other laborious work, in summer's heat and winter's cold, unless the latter was so severe as to freeze even the tannic liquors and stop operations. The privileges were: to work on later if occasion required; to superintend weighing bark, etc.; occasionally to accompany the master to Leadenhall leather market, and see the magnates of the trade; and very occasionally in summer to get from 5 to 8 a.m., or an afternoon off, to play cricket with relatives and apprentices at Peckham Rye or Clapham Common, or ramble in the adjacent country. As one witty cousin remarked, 'Our master believes that text, "It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth."' Bermondsey was changing. Its medieval aspect had passed away, but fragments of its famous abbey existed, and...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Ebenezer Hooper
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-16447-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 1-151-16447-X
Barcode: 9781151164476

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