Author: British Museum Dept Of Br Antiquities
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Excerpt from Guide to the English Ceramic Ante-Room and the Glass Ceramic Gallery What appears to have been his wish has happily been carried out by the application of the bequest exclusively to building pu1 poses In respect to the patriotic sentiment in the latter part of the quotation from the will, the reﬂection may arise that Mr. White may have been sacrificing the interests of his son to a generous consideration for his country. A further extract, containing the clause of the bequest, shows how he deliberately regarded his son's interest: If my widow shall marry again, or after her decease, my executors shall immediately then transfer and pay over the residue of my property unto the governors for the time being of that national institution, the British Museum. For from the nation my property came, and when I leave my son enough to be a farmer, he has that which may make him as happy and respectable as he can be in any station, and it is my charge that he be so brought up. He in fact left his landed property for this purpose; but the son died-in his infancy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more 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.