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been done towards mental improvement, in circumstances generally worse than their own, and that a defect in talents frequently arises from a defect in self cultivation : and that there is much less room for excuse than is generally supposed: in short, that no quarter should be shewn to those who while away time, and permit a sort of religious gossipping to engender in them the disgraceful habits of indolence or sloth. It is hoped, and not unreasonably, that they will see from a perusal of this work, that the divine Providence is never parsimonious in affording all necessary advantages, and if duly improved, neither they, nor the people to whom they minister, will have much cause to complain of a deficiency of gifts through inadequate supplies of Providence, or inefficient influence from grace. Those who consider such cases as that here exhibited without profit, must have an incurable hebitude of disposition, with which it would be in vain to contend, as they have reconciled themselves to its indulgence, and thus have become "such as cannot teach, and will not learn."
Horseman Clarke died of hydrophobia in consequence of being
spattered with the foam of a mad dog : (note)
sence of a material witness in a trial at law (note)
His prospects in the church blighted by a premature mar-
riage . .
Feud between the Mac Leans and Mac Donalds . .
professorship in one of the new Universities there
Is prevented from sailing by his father
Adam, his second son, boru .
No register of the time of his birth preserved .
of Derry, as a parish schoolmaster . . .
Is disgusted with the horrid nature of the traffic, abandons
it, and establishes himself as a surgeon, near Liverpool,
One of his aunts very diminutive
The district remarkable for having produced tall strong men
His early religious impressions and conversations with a
school-fellow · · · · · · · ·
Prediction of a neighbouring schoolmaster concerning
His intellect becomes suddenly enlightened, and he advances
in his learning rapidly.
Reflections upon this sudden revolution :
latter end of the 18th century
down by Virgil in his Georgics.
Read the Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil in the midst of
scenes similar to those described in that work .
Scholia on ditto.
They lay by their half-pence and pence to buy books