Footprints of Famous Men: Designed as Incitements to Intellectual Industry

John George Edgar Footprints of Famous Men: Designed as Incitements to Intellectual Industry
ISBN:
2000000001361
Рік видання:
2020 р.
Видавництво:
Project Gutenberg
Автор:
John George Edgar
Мова:
англійська
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Incitements to Intellectual Industry

The name, which this truly great and good man rendered for ever illustrious and venerable, is of thoroughly English origin, and was assumed, from a manor in the county of Durham, by one of the proprietors, during the dynasty of the Plantagenets. The family continued, for successive centuries, to produce men distinguished in their day and generation as knights, divines, lawyers, and agriculturists; and during the Protectorate two of its cadets, more adventurous than their predecessors, fared forth from a hereditary grange in Northamptonshire, took shipping for Virginia, sailed into the bay of Chesapeake, and settled, in the midst of silk grass and wild fruit, under the shade of the tall, bulky trees on the banks of the Potomac.

The grandson of one of these emigrants, a colonist of industry, enterprise, and repute, flourished in the earlier part of the eighteenth century.

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