Amelia Edith Barr


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Amelia Edith Barr (Huddleston) (born March 29, 1831 in Ulverston, Lancashire, England; died March 10, 1919) was a British novelist.

In 1850 she married William Barr, and four years later they immigrated to the United States and settled in Galveston, Texas where her husband and three of their six children died of yellow fever in 1867. With her three remaining daughters, Mrs. Barr moved ... more »

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  • ''... though mathematics may teach a man how to build a bridge, it is what the Scotch Universities call the humanities, that teach him to be civil and sweet-tempered.''
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 22 (1913). On being treated rudely by a mathematics teache...
  • ''With renunciation life begins.''
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), Anglo-American novelist. All the Days of My Life, ch. 9 (1913).
  • ''Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life, we leave only the unnatural.''
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), Anglo-American novelist. All the Days of My Life, ch. 26 (1913).
  • ''Spiritual favors are not always to be looked for, and not always to be relied on.''
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), Anglo-American novelist. All the Days of My Life, ch. 19 (1913).
  • ''The inevitable has always found me ready and hopeful ...''
    Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 4 (1913).
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