The Life of the Late Gen. William Eaton (Classic Reprint)


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William early discovered intellectual vigor and eccentricity. To lab'or he was extreniely averse in his boyhood 1 book, a pen and a gun, eing his con stant delight. Of his father he learnt to read and write, and made considerable progress in arithmetic. When compelled to work in the field or the woods, he usually concealed a book in his pocket or hid it in the field, for the perusal of which he left his work when not overseen, and during the intervals of la bor.

Hz was about ten years of age when his ar ents removed from Woodstock to Mans ld. While a boy, in this town, such was his fearless and adventurous spirit that he several times was near losing his life by his daring carelessness. Returning one sunday from public worship, he climbed a cher ry tree that stood beside the' way, from which he fell, and dislocated his shoulder and such was the con. Eussion, owing to the height whence he fell, that he was deprived of his reason for several days. The first appearance of returning rationality was noticed on the succeeding wednesday. A neighbor, a tanner by trade, sitting b his bedside, asked him if he lov ed cherries. Lib you love hides P was the re aponsive quere.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Charles Prentiss


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780331321333

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm

Page Count - 452

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