This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ...charge for a letter from London in those days. Mr. White took the letter, and having no money himself, he turned to his good wife and asked her for the required sum. She gave it to him, but as she did so her eyes filled with tears, which her husband was not slow to notice. When the postman had gone and the door was closed, he asked her the cause of her tears, and-ehe answered, " That is the last shilling we have in the world." Her tears, however, were not long ere they were dried, or turned into tears of joy, for on the husband opening the letter, he found it contained a £5 note. The reader will better imagine than we can describe, the joy that reigned in those two hearts as the " crisp bit of paper " was unfolded and they saw what it was; we will, therefore, leave him to do so. Devoted, generous, and noble as Mr. White was, we are sorry to add that, these amiable qualities did not save him from being the objecft of cruel wrong and bitter persecution. But he has gone to his reward, and so have his persecutors. This would in all probability be from Mr. Hanson's Trust, for it came from Dr. Pye Smith. See endowment, History of Heywood Chapel (p. 133). Of all the Ministers (nine in number) who have followed Oliver Heywood in this Pastorate, Mr. White most resembled him. Like Heywood, he left behind him a Chapel, which, it may safely be said, he erected; and like Heywood also, he left a School wherein " the children of the poor" might be educated. To remove the debt from the Chapel and the newly-erected School, he tramped scores of miles, and frequently took coach into Lancashire and the remote parts of Yorkshire, and several times to London, to beg money or goods from the influential friends of Nonconformity. Here and there he...
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