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Memory's Harkback Through Half-A-Century, 1808 to 1858 (Paperback) Loot Price: R438
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Memory's Harkback Through Half-A-Century, 1808 to 1858 (Paperback): Frederick Edward Gretton

Memory's Harkback Through Half-A-Century, 1808 to 1858 (Paperback)

Frederick Edward Gretton

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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. 1889 Excerpt: ...of Melton--of whom numberless stories were afloat. He was a very energetic clergyman for those days; more than a little odd in his way of carrying out his views. For example, he was on very good terms with the hunting-men, who, when they ventured to chaff him, received their own with compound interest. One day he fell in with a knot of them, much disposed to banter. He said to them, 'You are not at all a bad sort, but I wish I could see you at church.' 'Oh, doctor, we will come some s day.' 'Yes, but some day is no day. Now, will you promise to come on Sunday weekf They readily promised, but never thought of fulfilling it. The next Sunday he gave notice of a charity sermon for the Sunday following. When that day came, none of his friends under bond appeared. At the end of the Litany he bid the clerk, whose stave was all the church music then in vogue, to begin Psalm 119, and go on until he stopped him. At the same time he sent out the sexton to hunt up the red-coats, and remind them of their promise. After awhile several of them came trooping in, when the Vicar said audibly, 'Stop here they come, every man of them worth a guinea ' He was passionately fond of music, and an unfailing visitor at all the public meetings. A sort of caricature of him was published--a good but very unflattering likeness of the man himself playing the violoncello. He said once to an old friend of mine, as he left his house to walk back to Melton, 'When I get to such a point, the double drums will come in;' which meant that, as he walked, he should hum to himself the whole of a certain work of Handel, and that he would reach the point named when the drums struck up in the oratorio. Once, on the occasion of the Bishop's visitation, the appointed preacher failed to appear. His lordsh...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: March 2010
Authors: Frederick Edward Gretton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-78561-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-78561-0
Barcode: 9781154785616

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