Excerpt From Wessex Worthies Dorset With Some Account Of Others Connected With The History Of The County, And Numerous Portraits And Illustrations In Discussing The Aim Of This Book With A Dorset Worthy Of The First Order And Happily Still Amongst Us Thomas Hardy To Wit The Question Arose What Constitutes A Worthy What Are The Qualifications Required To Entitle Anyone To That Name It Is A Question Not So Easily Answered On The One Hand It May Be Urged That If A Certain Person Has Not Been Born In A Given Locality, Such An One Cannot Be Described As Belonging To It A Man Born In Durham Has No Right To Be Termed A Dorset Worthy, No Matter How Worthy In Other Respects He May Be On The Other Hand It May Be Said That It Is Not So Much Having Been Born In A County Or District, As Having Taken Part In Its Life In Some Definite Way, Perhaps To The Extent Of Modifying Its History Or Of Having So Identified Oneself With Its People As To Have A Just Claim To Be Remembered By Them Take, For Example, The Case Of Admiral Blake, Born At Bridgwater In Somersetshire It May Have Been Fortuitous That Blake Conducted The Siege Of Lyme Regis, But It Proved To Be An Important Thing For Lyme People, And Associated Him With Them In A Very Intimate Way Thomas Fuller May Be Quoted As Another Instance He Was Not Born In Dorset, But Living Within Its Bounds For Many Years As Rector Of Broad Windsor, He Became Linked With The County By His Interest And Affection For It And Its People Again, Wordsworth Wrote The Borderers At Racedown, Where He Lived For Two Or Three Years, But He Cannot Be Said To Have Associated Himself In Any Definite Way With The Life Of The Community There Thus One Does Not Associate Wordsworth With Dorset In Any Ordinary Way, But One Cannot Think Of Lyme Regis Without Remembering Its History And The Part Which Admiral Blake Played In It At A Memorable Time About The Publisher Forgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.com 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.
- Joshua James Foster
- 08 October 2017 Joshua James Foster
- 256 pages
- Wessex Worthies (Dorset) with Some Account of Others Connected with the History of the County, and Numerous Portraits and Illustrations