Memoir, Letters, and Poems of Bernard Barton
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1850 Original Publisher: Lindsay and Balkiston Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: LETTERS. TO THE BEY. C. B. TAYLER. 4 mo, 22, 1824. Dear Charles, My head and heart are full even to overflowing: my eyes are almost dim with gazing at one object, yet are still unsatisfied. I keep thinking of one thing all day, stealing to feast my eyes on it when I can, and lie down to dream of it o' nights. In one sentence, my good cousins at Carlisle have sent me my dear, dear father's picture. It is in most excellent preservation, not at all injured by the journey, and I write to-night to a friend in town to arrange for its being neatly framed. But I must describe it. Its size is about four and a half by rather more than three and a half feet; -- how I wish our parlour were a little larger! My dear pater is seated at a round table, his elbow resting on it, and his right hand as if partly supporting his head; the little finger folded down, the two fore ones extended up to his temple. Before him is a sheet of paper, headed "Abstract of Locke;" the chapter on Perception, and the first volume of Locke, open, is on his left hand, on his knee. His countenance is full of thought, yet equally full of sweetness. What an ugly fellow I am compared to him! A little further on the table is a German flute, and a piece of Handel's music, open, leaning against Akenside's Pleasures of Imagination. A larger volume also lies on the table, lettered " Kenrick's Dictionary," and several letters, the date of one of which, at the bottom, is March, 1774. (I conclude the picture was painted then.) In the corner, just below the table, stands a globe. On the book-shelves behind hi...
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