Excerpt from Way, Truth, and Life: Sermons There are three persons who, better than any others, could have - told the simple, uneventful story of qmr. Staples's life. Of these his wife stands first. She would t have me say it, but I must. And I regret unspeakably that any distrust of her own ability or-fitness should have prevented her doing what I am sure she would have done most perfectly. As I have talked with her about her husband, her appreciation of his character and work has seemed so perfect, her sympathy with all his hopes and plans 'so lively and profound, that I never shall be reconciled to her unwillingness to be his bio grapher and the editress of his writings. I am only partly reconciled by the consideration that she would t have told, as I must tell, or be true biographer of him, what ble furtherance her husband found in her, what intellectual and spiritual companionship, what rest in weariness, what patient cheer in sickness and in death. 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.