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  • AMBRA BOOKS - LOCAL HISTORY - Antiquarian and Secondhand Books a selection from stock.
    never to preach if you can help so doing and when you cannot select one of Bishop Andrewes sermons it would take an hour to deliver translate it into modern English cut it down to twenty minutes and however much you may bungle over it you cannot do much harm by your clumsiness But as I wrote before I was in high wrath with him about his apparent inconsistency in the matter of dancing So I gave him no heed And what did I know about elementary education or what did I know of the wants of the dying Everybody too patted me on the back everyone had a kind word for my youthful assurance So like the green fool that I was I plunged boldly in where angels would fear to tread And I did not do so badly after all I had some money some influence popularity energy and aptitude for children At once I laid my hands upon the school It was two miles away on the summit of Countesbury Cliff It was kept by Mrs Elworthy the widow of a butcher of Lynmouth and she knew positively nothing It was never inspected no one cared for it and few children attended it Well I bought some books and I asked a Miss Hollier of Lynmouth to help me She was at the time engaged to be married and therefore was safe She was of a resolute turn of mind and she wanted occupation Mrs Elworthy was not averse to having her school quadrupled So to work we went Miss Hollier started on foot up the mountain side in all weathers and every day by half past nine a m By ten I followed sometimes on Cochin China more often on foot Soon we had some forty

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