James Hack Tuke: A Memoir

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Macmillan, 1899 - Quakers - 354 pages
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Page 3 - And up we rose, and on the spur we went. Not wholly in the busy world, nor quite Beyond it, blooms the garden that I love. News from the humming city comes to it In sound of funeral or of marriage bells ; And, sitting muffled in dark leaves, you hear The windy clanging of the minster clock ; Although between it and the garden lies A league of grass, wash'd by a slow broad stream, That, stirr'd with languid pulses of the oar, Waves all its lazy lilies, and creeps on, Barge-laden, to three arches of...
Page 79 - I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
Page 57 - In this village fever was terribly prevalent, and the food such as before described, but wanting the sand-eels and sea-weed. Advancing further in Erris, the desolation and wretchedness were still more striking. One may indeed at times imagine oneself in a wilderness abandoned to perpetual barrenness and solitude. But here and there scattered over this desolate landscape, little green patches appear unexpectedly where no other sign of man presents itself to you; as you walk over the bog, and approach...
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Page 150 - But as you pass through the strip of wood it is impossible not to be struck with the variety and exquisite beauty of the mosses and ferns (just showing their new fronds) which everywhere abound, luxuriating in this moist, mild climate. There, too, in the rocky crevices the Saxifraga (London Pride) and the Hymenophyllum abound, with other rare ferns. ' And beyond this belt of wood, which ceases so suddenly that you are assured you are indebted chiefly for this rarity to the hand of some former possessor...
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Page 41 - I beheld, with sorrow, one wide waste of putrefying vegetation. In many places the wretched people were seated on the fences of their decaying gardens, wringing their hands, and wailing bitterly the destruction that had left them foodless.
Page 301 - ... emerging from which and ascending a few new steps the platform is reached, on which stand the ruins of the Church of St. Michael and the beehive-shaped cells in which the monks dwelt. The scene is one so solemn and so sad that none should enter here but the pilgrim and the penitent. The sense of solitude, the vast heaven above and sublime monotonous motion of the sea beneath, would but oppress the spirit were not that spirit brought into harmony with all that is most sacred and most grand in...
Page 60 - Erris, a crowd of almost naked perishing creatures were congregating in the streets, in a state of 'perfect destitution', as the landlord of the inn assured me; they had no homes, no shelter, no land, no food; they slept at night in the streets, and begged for support during the day, of neighbours hardly richer than themselves. He told me also that 'six persons had died in the streets in the few previous nights'; and I am sure that several whom I saw there are now beyond the reach of earthly calamity....

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