At Ye Grene Griffin; Or, Mrs. Treadwell's Cook

At Ye Grene Griffin; Or, Mrs. Treadwell's Cook

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... replied Anne, looking up. "Child, I am sore afeared thou hast no Father!" "Nay. My father died this last springtime." "My Father never dieth!" was the solemn answer of Alice. "When trouble taketh me, I go and tell my Father; and I know He shall see about it, and amend it, when good is. He alway keepeth my secrets; and He ne'er forgetteth so much as one of them." "' When good is'!" repeated Anne, fastening on the qualifying term in the sentence. "That may be a vast while first, mistress." "Well, wouldst like it better when it were bad?" demanded the old woman briskly. "That's my Father's business, child. His clock's as true as the sun: mine's for ever a-getting out of gear. If I go by that, I shall be a-going to bed as the dawn breaketh, and rising up when the sun setteth. And that '11 not do, child. Nay, nay! I 'd liever my Father fixed the hours than me. Things are like to turn out a sight better in the end." "Aye, but in the meantime?" said Anne, significantly. "Eh, maid, if things have come right when thou art doffing thy raiment for bed, never thou mind what they looked like when thou wert dishing dinner." "My mistress," said Anne, with a rather troubled smile, "I have but reached the dinner hour as yet." "Now that's more than I could tell thee," returned old Alice, putting on her robinredbreast air.. "Our Father waits not alway till night come to put us abed. May-be thou art to go to bed afore old Al'ce, child." CHAPTER VII. Dorothy's Troubles. "Not what I am, O Lord, but what Thou art!"--Rev. Horatius Bonar. EjgfiEIXNE shook her head, and a weary lPa look came into her eyes, when old Alice...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583787
  • 9781236583789