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Excerpt from Gipsy Smith: His Life and Work
His lack of educational advantages would have seemed likely to bar his progress. He recognized this, and set himself from the first with a devotion and earnestness which were magnificent to remedy the defect. He has been a hard worker and hard reader, and this has found its reward in the fact that today he has acquired a style and delivery that is full of force and beauty. One of our great London dailies said Of him recently that he is one Of the finest exponents Of the possibilities Of Anglo Saxon speech since the days of John Bright.
It is possible to hear him again and again, as I have done, without detecting a ﬂaw in his grammar or pronunciation; and one is filled with wonder at his wonderful triumph in this direction.
In his case the very early lack has been the stimulus of constant effort, and there has been no arrest of development consequent upon the mistaken notion - alas, too common among more favored men - that he had his education long ago.
Greatly in his favor is the fact that he was a child of nature, nurtured near to her heart. When that Spirit who breatheth where He listeth brought him into living contact with Christ, the gain of this early environment was manifest.
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bound: 370 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (May 10, 2017)
isbn: 1331509572, 978-1331509578,
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