Henry Ward Beecher used to assert that first thing for a guy to do, if he could achieve existence, is to “choose an outstanding mom and dad to be born of.” He himself used to be eminently clever, or lucky, because the case can be, during this matter.
“My earthly life,” he says, “was given me by means of of the easiest those that ever lived on earth.” His father, Lyman Beecher, was once one of many major preachers, reformers, and controversialists of his day. stable in physique and brain, filled with sensibility, aflame with enthusiasm, dedicated to the top goals and completely unselfish in existence, a Christian in whom deep spirituality and robust logic have been fortunately combined, he was once simply the guy to transmit first-class features to his teenagers; a father to be loved whereas residing, and to be remembered with love and reverence after his death.
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