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This was his present resolution : but the heart of man is not in his own keeping ;
and he was destined to this sacred service by an higher hand ; a hand so
powerful , as at last forced him to a compliance : of which I shall give the reader
And if this seem strange , it may gain a belief by the visible fruits of his labours ;
some of which remain as testimonies of what is here written ; for he left the
resultance of 1400 authors , most of them abridged and analysed with his own
hand : he ...
And though Mr. Hooker hastened his “ own death by hastening to give life to " his
books , yet he held out with his eyes to behold these Benjamins , these “ sons of
his right hand , though to him “ they proved Benonies , fons of pain and “ forrow .
... last " three books ; and that upon her hus“ band's death - bed , or in his last
fickness , “ he gave them into her hand , with a charge they should not be seen by
any “ man , but be by her delivered into the “ hands of the then Archbishop of Can
And I have these words also attefted under the hand of Mr. Fabian Philips , a man
of note for his useful books . " I 66 will make oath , if I shall be required , " that Dr.
Sanderson , the late Bishop of “ Lincoln , did a little before his death “ affirm to ...
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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