All the Year Round; A Weekly Journal Volume 66

All the Year Round; A Weekly Journal Volume 66

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...common sense which leads a man, after staring for years at the problems of life, to cry out from his pulpit, 'My children, purgatory is present, not to come; this world is not our first start in existence--here we are sent for our sins 1" Here the Father suddenly paused, passing his hand over his brow. Thoughts such as these required curb and rein. "Ah, well," those thoughts presently resumed, "submission to my superiors is one of the first of my duties, and I submit. They little know how valueless to me is the praise or blame of the multitude. All things are to me shadows and hollow mockeries of what might have been!" Here his eye for a moment rested on the fat. ide of the Castle as it gleamed white in the afternoon sun, between the shadowy trees. "Thirty years," he went on, bitterly, "and I have not been able to kill the memory of what 'might have been'I Thirty years of battling with the ghosts of that past, and then I am sent as it were to banquet with them--to entertain, and be entertained by them! Joan, Joan, I wonder if your memory is clear and strong as mine is to-day! I wonder if, when we meet, you will shake hands calmly as with an utter stranger, or if you will start up and cry aloud, as you did on the day I cursed you for breaking faith with me, 'Go away, Vaughan, go away, and never let me in this life look upon your face again' 1" These were the priest's thoughts as he made his way across the fields towards the cottage which represented the Parsonage of St. Elizabeth's Church. At this point, however, his visions of the past seemed suddenly to goad his footsteps into a speed prohibitive of thought. A countryman at that moment swinging back the gate of an adjoining field, in order to...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 925g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236892194
  • 9781236892195