The Bertram Family Volume 2

The Bertram Family Volume 2

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...and make me understand it better by telling her about it. At dinner there was a delightful woman who has devoted herself to the matronship of a great workhouse infirmary, one of the many whom Christianity, at the age when beauty and youth have faded, raises, as Renan says, "to noble and worthy callings, equal to those of the 'most highly-esteemed men." The conversation naturally turned on all kinds of Christian work, especially women's work, educational, nursing, benevolent. _ As we drove home together Antonia was rather silent. But towards the end she said, --"Cousin Monica, you have opened to me new worlds worth living in, and a life worth living. But, do you know, your brother said a curious thing to me to-day. He said I seemed to have an enthusiasm for Alfred, as if his life were the fountain-head of new life and the new gospel to humanity; which indeed in a great sense it has been to me. And he asked me if you had ever read the Gospels them selves with me? I said, of course, we heard them read at church, in the Second Lessons. He said they were not only Second Lessons, but a biography more interesting than that of Alfred, more detailed, more authentic, and of considerably more importance to us. Will you read them with me?" Austin has evidently no wish that others should share his uncertainties. We spend the Sundays and part of the week, just now, in the Country-place which the FelixHunters rent for the summer. This afternoon Antonia and I were sitting, reading the Gospel of St. Mark, in a cool glade of the woods, when her father came upon us in his solitary Sunday stroll. He smiled with peculiar kindness when he saw how we were occupied, and passed on, saying he would not on any account interrupt us. But...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836626
  • 9781236836625