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Title: Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No.
3, August, 1850. Author: Various Release Date: August 10, 2009 [EBook #29655] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HARPER’S NEW MONTHLY, AUG.
1850 *** Produced by the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net HARPER’S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE. No.
III.--AUGUST, 1850.--VOL.
I. [Illustration: SIR THOMAS MORE.] [From the Art-Journal.] PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOME OF SIR THOMAS MORE. BY MRS.
S.
C.
HALL. While living in the neighborhood of Chelsea, we determined to look upon the few broken walls that once inclosed the residence of Sir Thomas More, a man who, despite the bitterness inseparable from a persecuting age, was of most wonderful goodness as well as intellectual power.
We first read over the memories of him preserved by Erasmus, Hoddesdon, Roper, Aubrey, his own namesake, and others.
It is pleasant to muse over the past; pleasant to know that much of malice and bigotry has departed, to return no more, that the prevalence of a spirit which could render even Sir Thomas More unjust and, to seeming, cruel, is passing away. Though we do implicitly believe there would be no lack of great hearts, and brave hearts, at the present day, if it were necessary to bring them to the test, still there have been few men like unto him.
It is a pleasant and a profitable task, so to sift through past ages, so to separate the wheat from the chaff, to see, when the feelings of party and prejudice sink to their proper insignificance, how the morally great stands forth in its own dig...





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