Biography of Pious Persons (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Biography of Pious Persons The individuals whose biographies are here selected and condensed, resided in different parts of Europe and America, and occupied a space of time nearly equal to three centuries. They were of both sexes, and of every date, from the bloom of childhood, to the decrepitude of age. They exhibited varieties of intellect, attainment, profession, and doctrinal belief. Some were scarcely known beyond the narrow sphere of domestic duty, - others became illustrious throughout distant climes, as poets, philosophers, physicians, civilians or divines. They were also diversified by every grade of rank and station, from the obscurity of the humble householder, to the pomp of nobility, and the splendor of a throne. Yet amidst all this contrast of structure and circumstance, a pervading principle of uniformity may be discovered. One possession was common to all, whether in poverty or wealth. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.