Excerpt from Alexander Heriot Mackonochie: A MemoirThis Memoir has been undertaken at the request of many persons, relatives and others, who desired to have in print some record of a man to whom they felt themselves deeply indebted. To praiseMoreExcerpt from Alexander Heriot Mackonochie: A MemoirThis Memoir has been undertaken at the request of many persons, relatives and others, who desired to have in print some record of a man to whom they felt themselves deeply indebted. To praise famous men and our fathers that begat us, is an instinct natural to our piety.
Whether or no Mr. Mackonochie may justly be considered a famous man, there is no doubt that a large number of persons at the present time regard him with grateful affection as a spiritual father, one from whom much has descended to them. Apart from the individual help, direction, or stimulus that any may have derived from him, the school to which he and they belong owes much of the fruit that now is being reaped to his laborious sowing.
Our present peace has been to some extent won for us by the conflicts which he endured. If controversy has put on milder manners, some of the credit may not unfairly be assigned to one who habitually refused to meet railing with railing, who blessed when men cursed, to one whose whole career has been a conspicuous witness to the futility of violence, and the folly of all attempts to lay ideas with a sword.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
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