Amy Harrington, or a Sister's Love

Amy Harrington, or a Sister's Love

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...rejected the teaching of a Church whose dictatesshe never held to be of primary authority; no wonder, that the doctrines which she believed herself qualified to interpret, she now felt herself at liberty to reject; and the rites and ceremonies whose Divine authority she had never been taught to respect, should now appear to her but as human inventions, which it mattered little whether she reverenced or not. The whole tide of her feelings was borne into the channel in which her husband's flowed; and if her intellect were less than satisfied, it was at least influenced, and well content to be guided, as it respected its remaining doubts, by the object of her deepest affection. The language of her life was, in fact, that which characterised her dying bed, ' I will believe as my husband believed."' Lady Stafford paused; then added, in a tone of deep emotion, " Oh, that she may have found grace at last; and that her desire to return to the blessed fold whence she had strayed, may have been granted, though the opportunity to do so was withheld!" Amy sighed deeply, but remained silent; an expression of mingled perplexity and sadness lingered for some time on her brow, and was only half dispelled when Lady Stafford, after a short silence of painful thought, repressed, by a visible effort, those remembrances of the past which were crowding upon her mind, and rang the bell to order the carriage; whilst, drawing Amy tenderly towards her, she kissed her cheek, and said, " You must come with me, my child, to revive those pale looks with the air of the Park; I have suffered you to be too long engaged in conversation, such as I deprecated this morning, as injurious to you at present. CHAPTER IX. " Alas!...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948963
  • 9781236948960