Hence I have thought that I will recollect some circum stances in my own life 5 and to this I am rather inclined from the great injury done by to the character of my dear honoured friend, Mr. Henry Venn, in the Memoir of him which has been prefixed to his Complete Duty of Man.' From such pieces of biography I learn 5 Ist, that what is really not true is often adduced through want of better information 5 2nd, that truth is so often injudiciously stated, as to be almost as injurious as falsehood itself to the person referred to, and prejudicial rather than useful to those who read it. What, if any one undertaking to write a memoir of me should attempt to give an account of my private societies, either as conducted on my former plan, when I met my people all together, or as altered of later years to six smaller societies? All he could do would be to give his own views of those things he could not give mine, seeing that there is not a man in the world, except Mr. Thomason, that is fully acquainted with them. Yet such is the taste of the present day for memoirs, that it is difficult for a Minister of any notoriety to escape without having them published respecting him even in his lifetime 5 and when he dies, he is sure to have the magazines filled with anecdotes respecting him, or delineations of his character. I therefore commit some things to paper, to enable my executor to determine how far the views which may be exhibited by others are correct or not.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Charles Simeon
Published Date - August 30 2019
ISBN - 9781528188241
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.6 cm
Page Count - 620
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