Records of Noble Lives - A Book of Notable English Biographies, by W. H. Davenport Adams
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Records of Noble Lives is a collection of six biographies, which aims to demonstrate some of the best aspects of the English character.
Elizabethan poet, Sir Philip Sydney (1554 – 1586) is presented as an paragon of chivalry, Civil War general George Monck (1608 -1670) shows ‘steadfast observance of law and order’.
In 1860-61 Robert O'Hara Burke (from Galway) and William John Wills lost their lives on an ill-fated expedition across Australia. They serve as an example of ‘unresting enterprise’.
The other noble and notable Englishmen are: Francis Bacon, Robert Blake, and William Penn (of Pennsylvania).
William Henry Davenport Adams (1828–1891), was a prolific English writer and journalist of the 19th century who made his reputation as a writer of popular science, a writer for boys and as a translator.
Published by T. Nelson and Sons in London in 1885.
Good condition. Binding intact. There is a loose photograph between pages 66 and 67.