The Book of the Pilgrimage; A Record of the Congregationalists Pilgrimage to England and Holland

The Book of the Pilgrimage; A Record of the Congregationalists Pilgrimage to England and Holland

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...carried on the work in caves still to be seen near by. An ancient tithing barn, between four and five hundred years old, is pre served as an interesting k k relic, for here a tenth of the produce was brought by I the farmers of the sur rounding community to the monks as their portion. The place is also full of literary interest. Usher's famous Chronology was Wk written at the Priory, where he died. He was afterward buried in Westminster Abbey. Not far off arc the fc' homes of George Meredith, the novelist, and.Grant Allen, the brilliant essayist. Lady Henry inherits Rei-gate from her distinguished ancestor, Lord Somers, a Lady Hen, y Sowc"f-marble bust of whom, in his official robes, stands at the great entrance to the House of Commons. He was the noblest and most influential patron of letters in his day. But the place of all others which impressed us most, as Christian pilgrims, was when we stood with reverent feet beneath the tree where Lady Henry went through that wonderful subjective experience in the garden of Reigate, which changed the whole tenor of her life and placed her in the vanguard of modern reformers. Until that memorable hour beneath the elm tree in 1885, when she heard a voice distinctly say to her, " My child, act as if I were and thou shalt know I am," she had mingled freely in the fashionable and aristocratic society of London, although she herself affirms: " I have never been a worldly woman. I never saw the day that I would not gladly have left parks and palaces for fields and woods." She had been reading books more or less skeptical, and was brooding over those deep questions of life and duty which come to every thoughtful soul, when this voice of God spoke to her inmost spirit. Rising from her...
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661173X
  • 9781236611734