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“HE THOUGHT AS A SAGE, WHILE HE FELT AS A MAN."
LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMAN,
FISHER, SON, AND CO., NEWGATE STREET,
Conscious of the lesson contained in his personal history, it was Mr. Drew's intention to become his own biographer. Not many months before his decease, he said to a relative,“ Should God spare « me to return in health to Cornwall, I intend to “employ my leisure hours in writing some account “of my life, and leave it for others to publish when
! I am gone."
Those who have read the life of the late Dr, Adam Clarke, will recollect, that he assigns as a moving cause of his valuable auto-biographical sketch, the importunity of a friend. That friend was Samuel Drew :—and the fact was afterwards alleged, as a reason why Mr. D. should no longer hazard the writing of his own memoirs upon the contingency of life.
In reference to some auto-biography of yourself,' writes a member of Dr. Clarke's family, " this is “not the first time I have entreated you, nor will “ it be the last, till I know that you are attending to the suggestion. No man, my friend, whose