Excerpt from The Life and Letters of Sir Thomas More With a feeling of extreme diffidence we devoted ourselves to the task of writing a life of that Christian hero and philosopher, the learned and estimable Sir Thomas More. His character is one on which the mind loves to linger, so learned was he, yet so simple in his ways; full of incent playfulness as a little child; ever unmindful of self and beneficent to others, so that he may justly be regarded as one of the best and greatest of Englishmen. It was well for those amongst whom he lived that he was mistaken as to his vocation to a religious life, for he was doubtless destined by Providence as a bright example, to show unto others how they should educate their children, serve their country, and, at the same time, practise the Christian virtues of piety, humility, and continency. 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 techlogy 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.