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never The latter part of his life may be said to be a continued study ; for as he
usually preached once a week , if not oftener , so after his fermon he gave his
eyes rest , till he had chosen out a new text , and that night cast his sermon into a
I cannot forbear a nomination of some of them ; for methinks they be persons that
seem to challenge a recordation in this place ; as namely , to his brother - in - law
, Sir Thomas Grimes , he gave that striking clock , which he had long worn in ...
To Dr. Winniff ( who succeeded him in the deanery ) he gave a picture called the “
Skeleton . ” - To the succeeding Dean , who was not then known , he gave many
necessaries of worth , and useful for his house ; and also several pictures and ...
Befides what he gave with his own hand , he usually sent a servant , or a discreet
and trusty friend , to distribute his charity to all the prisons in London , at all the
festival times of the year , especially at the birth and refurrection of our Saviour .
The melancholy and pleasant humour were in him fo contempered , that each
gave advantage to the other , and made his company one of the delights of
mankind . His fancy was inimitably high , equalled only by his great wit ; both
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Important as a source especially for Donne and Herbert, though I believe Amy Charles was critical of Walton in her life of Herbert . Walton does tend to idealize his subjects. Read full review