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“This man,' said the Pope, 'indeed deserves the name of an author ; his books will gain reyerence by age, for there are in them such seeds of eternity, that, if the rest be like this, they shall Jast till the last fire shall consume all learning.'

The personal appearance of Hooker was mean, for he was of low stature, and stooped very much, and his natural bashfulness was much encreased by a dimness of sight, which was the consequence of intense study.

Of his extraordinary humility we have a pleasing instance, related in his life, by Walton; who says that I looker and his poor parish clerk did never talk but with both their hats on, or both off at the same time.'

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