Third Week of August-A Life of Simplicity and Beneficence



Below are edited excerpts from J. L. Low, F. G. Tait A Record, (1900), a book commemorating the life of Frederick Tait a British golfer and soldier who died in battle in the Boer war. These excerpts demonstrate the power of a a warm, friendly, honest person.

That, knowing him so little, and meeting him so rarely as I did, I yet felt the warmest regard for him, is a proof of his singularly winning nature. His life was a life of real beneficence, for he brought sunshine whenever he came and a reflection of his own constitutional happiness.

Liettenant Tait’s life was not one of ¬†stirring incident. It was the young life, of a soldier serving his country; yet there was no one better known or more liked in his circle, and this fact is in itself significant, for it shows the power that an amiable personality, coupled with honesty and simplicity of character, may, almost unconsciously, wield over people. It is an influence too subtle to be defined, yet too strong and certain to be gainsaid.

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One Response to “Third Week of August-A Life of Simplicity and Beneficence”

  1. Kimberely Degnim says:

    Great site! Can’t wait to read more of this!

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