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A Classic Town; The Story of Evanston (Paperback) Loot Price: R392
Discovery Miles 3 920
A Classic Town; The Story of Evanston (Paperback): Frances Elizabeth Willard

A Classic Town; The Story of Evanston (Paperback)

Frances Elizabeth Willard

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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. 1891 Excerpt: ...for him not the dazzling brightness of literary or Christian genius, but the steady mild light of persistent effort, sterling integrity, and unweariness in well-doing, while around all his acts has shone the radiant glow of true Christian charity toward men. DR. JOHN EVANS, CHIEF AMONG THE EARLY FOUNDERS. Ex-Governor John Evans, whose name is inseparably associated with our town, is of Quaker ancestry, and Ohio nativity. He was born in Waynesville, Ohio, in 1814; studied medicine, and graduated from the medical department of Cincinnati College in 1838. He lived in Attica, Indiana, acquiring a large practice in his profession. But it was in the town of Delphi, Ohio, that Bishop Simpson found him, and Mrs. Simpson has told me the story in this way: "There was a bright doctor in that village, --a widower with a lovely little daughter, Josephine. He had. come from Ohio and was a Hicksite Friend by education. He was not, however, a Christian, but of a speculative mind, as men of his stamp are apt to be. He went out to hear Rev. Dr. Simpson--as my husband was then called--give his lecture on education, and he took a remarkable liking to the lecturer, so much so that he went to hr him preach next day. The tender, earnest words of the sermon wrought upon the physician still more, and he proposed to go on with 'the Old Doc' (as Matthew Simpson was playfully called by his friends), which he did, traveling with him three days, -and thus began a devoted friendship between these two ardent natures, one that deepened with the years. Dr. Evans--for it was he--came to our next commencement, at Greencastle, Ind., and after hearing my husband's baccalaureate sermon, he said to me, 'Tha't man's words make my ears ring with the name of God.' He became a Christian and joined...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: Frances Elizabeth Willard
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 104
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-32817-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-32817-7
Barcode: 9781150328176

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