A Brief Memoir of Bernard Bolingbroke Woodward: Librarian in Ordinary to the Queen and Keeper of the Prints and Drawings at Windsor Castle

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Longmans, Green, Reader, & Dyer, 1873 - Librarians - 182 pages
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Page 88 - For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no pre-eminence above a beast: for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Page 51 - tis madness to defer: Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time; Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene.
Page 139 - as face answereth to face in water, so the heart of man to man...
Page 26 - The torments proceed principally from the " wicked themselves who, ' after their hardness " 'and impenitent heart, treasure up unto them" 'selves wrath against the day of wrath and " 'revelation of the righteous judgment of God." " A guilty conscience is the worm that dieth not, " and the fire that is never quenched.
Page 51 - In the same pious confidence, beside her friend and sister, here sleep the remains of Dorothy Gray, widow, the careful, tender mother of many children, one of whom alone had the misfortune to survive her.
Page 62 - ... justices of the peace in large towns were selected for their loyalty, independence, and learning; now, however, it is very different, and not unfrequently we see men appointed as justices of the peace who are by no means staunch to the throne — are violent party politicians, ignorant of the first rules rules of grammar, and totally unacquainted with the principles of the constitution. Throughout the lecture he did not fail to represent the amity and respect which was now general among persons...
Page 115 - But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given her for a covering. 16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God...
Page 119 - Those who prefer living without society, are generally remarkable for their natural defects or perfections — they must possess something very savage or very supernal. Another old man says that all our pursuits are baubles, except four, ie, ' Old books to read, Old wine to drink, Old wood to burn, and Old friends to chat with.
Page 169 - I am very much obliged to you for sending me a copy of your essay on ' Sudden Death is Sudden Glory,' together with some verses on the death of our worthy Librarian. The sentiments therein contained attest the close friendship which united you during the last years to our lamented friend, Mr. Woodward. " As I had the privilege of working under him until his death, I can speak with some authority of the many sterling qualities which distinguished him, and which endeared him to his friends.
Page 36 - Consort the same printed testimonials which he had sent in when he was a candidate for the vacant secretaryship of a large and popular society, and to these testimonials, and to these alone, he owed his appointment to the office of Librarian to the Queen.

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