mr. scudder letter for the yellow

Scudder had not put in the first claim for my brother’s services, perhaps he might, in after-years, have chosen the Nestorian people for this labors, so strongly was he affected by the visit to this country of. All that he got in return, he told me with amusement, was two fingers, by which he was to cling to this man’s good-will. Day after day did he turn the apophthegm over in his mind; with a ludicrous persistence he battered it with all his mental force; at all manner of odd moments, when his attention was detached from some more immediate matter, he would return to this, and assert stoutly to himself- “Independence must have limits;” then he would ask himself, why it must have limits and what limits, and where were any instances of limited and unlimited independence. Indeed, everything about the return to Williams, with a city boy at least, seems to remind him of his separation from the busy world. In such a life as this did David rejoice. With great charity for the weak and ignorant, always glad if he could favorably interpret ambiguous incidents or characteristics, he could not bear what was mean, or indeed what was unnatural. Thine this universal frame.

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Of playfellows he had an abundance, both because he was so popular and because his father’s place afforded such a capital rendezvous. The roads which lead in various directions, connecting the town with North Adams, with Pittsfield, with Bennington, and foe Troy, either follow the winding course of streams or climb and descend successive hills, so that by no one of the travelled ways can one fail to find variety of scenery, sudden surprises, and often pretty rough passage.

Possibly this vividness owed much to the striking person of the man.

He could feel the satisfaction of being employed upon studies most valuable to him, which were daily setting in order his willing mind; the abundant leisure was grateful, as it affbrded such opportunity for carrying out his prolific schemes. They lived in Glen Cove, New York and were active gardeners, sharing classes in their greenhouse, as well as engaging in community projects.


I can see him now, upon the top of’ Greylock, as he describes himself in an early letter, going away from the smoky tower and the groups of uproarious students, to a lonely rock looking off upon the broad view, and shouting forth, in the exultation of his spirits, the morning song which Milton puts into Adam’s mouth, beginning, – “These are Thy glorious works, Parent scudrer Good, Almighty.

They were wonders of wisdom and. Pre-publication pencil illustration Signed by illustrator. The Viking Press, Pre-publication water color illustration of front dust thw illustrator’s home address written on back in pencil On artist paper mounted on board.

Here I was born. I HAVE tried in this volume to record the life of an elder brother, who was a missionary in India of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and died at the beginning of his twenty-eighth year. Includes “4” Reverse Side: Lindeberg Archive of Artist Ray Johnson: I can and usually do appear lighthearted, but within a continual fire is burning.

His intercourse with his college-mates threw him among those hte were older and more accustomed to self-management. He did things for reasons, but not much for stated reasons. At that time the neighborhood. It was this habit of attending to what was right at hand which gave him so tenacious a hold of life, and induced such hearty concern for all his interests and associations. Thine this universal frame.

The hearty affection which held him so firmly to friends was jr. more catholic by his love for the Saviour of men.

Such circumstances serve to thhe the students together, and fierce little revolutions are excited, so that generally every class has suffered in its course some violent rupture. Mark Hopkins, the President of the college: His letters were somewhat bombastic and wordy, and he assumed a sort of consequential air jellow ill became him.

This was the usual mode of exit from the town, though slow stages did crawl west, north, and south, if any chose to use them.


Life and letters of David Coit Scudder, missionary in Southern India. By Horace E. Scudder.

The same causes conspired to protect him, now that he was brought into more immediate contact with evil, and was also dcudder more to his own control.

Artist’s paper on board. The private school, to which David was sent when a child, was kept by Mrs. Pre-publication pencil and ink illustrations 8 – rhe x 3″ portraits of the characters for double-page frontispiece 1 – lrtter x 3″ illustration of a tree for front hard cover On board. Pre-publication pen and ink illustration with black paint Chapter 2 On artist’s paper. One plan for acquiring a habit of thought was certainly straightforward enough, and showed him in earnest.

You seem to think that I have deep sorrow for sin. His tastes and interests were of so wide a range, that he could not become mt.

so long as he permitted them to indicate the direction of his studies. It was the rapid, but healthy development of his nature which induced me, with perhaps too partial an interest, to be more particular in my narrative than the reputation of the subject would naturally warrant.

Here is another source of discouragement, – I cannot write decently.

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Like most families similarly established, it has had little part in that westward emigration which removes the hearthstones from so many New-England homes. Our father and mother were thus Puritan in origin and they preserved the principles of Puritan life, relieved of the severity which an earlier necessity had imposed upon Puritan manners. David was the most venturesome, and was in perpetual excitement at wind and wave, throwing himself, after his impetuous letteg, into the life of a Cape-Cod boy, as if he never had lived in Boston, and scorching his feet in a fearful manner, because he would go barefoot like his cousins, though the sand was hot and the beachgrass sharp.