“Heaven helps those who help themselves” is a well-tried maxim, embodying in a small compass the results of vast human experience. The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual; and, exhibited in the lives of many, it constitutes the true source of national vigour and strength. Help from without is often enfeebling in its effects, but help from within invariably invigorates. Whatever is done for men or classes, to a certain extent takes away the stimulus and necessity of doing for themselves; and where men are subjected to over guidance and over government, the inevitable tendency is to render them comparatively helpless.
Originally published in 1867, this is a comprehensively detailed history of both the persecution and flight of the Huguenots and their re-settlement in England and Ireland and consequent lives. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include: The Reformation, Invention of Printing Episode in the Life of Palissy Persecutions of the Reformed The Duke of Alva in Flanders, Massacre of St. Bartholomew Relations of England with France and Spain Settlements and Industries of the Protestant Refugees in England Early Walloon and French Churches in England The Edict of Nantes, Colbert and Louis xiv The Huguenot Persecutions Under Louis xiv Renewed Flight of the Huguenots The Huguenots and the English Revolution of 1688 Adventures of Dumont De Bostaquet, Irish Campaigns of 1689-90 Huguenot Officers in the British Service Huguenot Men of Science and Learning Huguenot Settlements in England, Men of Industry The Huguenot Churches in England Huguenot Settlements in Ireland Descendants of the Refugees Conclusion, The French Revolution List of Distinguished Refugee Protestants and Their Descendants
Originally published in 1889, this is a comprehensively detailed study of the iron work and tool making industries and the men who led them, written by the acknowledged master of industrial biography. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include: Iron and Civilization Beginnings of the Iron-Manufacture in Britain Iron Smelting By Pit-Coal, Dud Dudley Andrew Yarranton Coalbrookdale Iron Works, The Darbys and Reynoldses Invention of Cast Steel, Benjamin Huntsman The Inventions of Henry Cort The Scotch Iron Manufacture, Dr. Roebuck, David Mushet Invention of the Hot Blast, James Beaumont Neilson Mechnical Inventions and Inventors Joseph Bramah Henry Maudslay Joseph Clement Fox of Derby, Murray of Leeds, Roberts and Whitworth of Manchester James Nasmyth William Fairbairn Weapons and Implements of Copper, Bronze and Iron Smelting of Iron by Coke Invention of the Slide-Rest Mr. Babbage's Calculating Machine