Charlie Tyrrell, and Other Tales

Charlie Tyrrell, and Other Tales

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...want of liberality on these subjects." "Mr. Moberly," said his sister-in-law, " I thank you for your frankness; I might have accepted your proposal for Bertie, and repented when too late, had you kept me in ignorance of your principles. Knowing them as I now do, I cannot, dare not, commit the education of my boy into your hands." "Unless I can have the boy constantly with me," replied Mr. Moberly, "my promise that he shall be my heir falls to the ground. I am willing to adopt him as a son, and I offer you a home with him and me. I advise you to pause before you reject what is so clearly for his advantage, and so surely for your own comfort." "I cannot pause," said Mrs. Moberly. "Believe me, I appreciate your kindness, and I know how much I am giving up of worldly advantages, for Bertie as well as myself, but, my dear brother, there is a text in the Book which I try to make the guide of my life, that says, 'What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?'" "At all events," said Mr. Moberly, "if you lived with him, there would be fair play; your influence on these matters would be set against mine, and yours might carry the day after all, you know." "I could not feel it right to subject his young mind to such counter-influence. Besides," she added, "I would not place myself, any more than my child, in a position so starving to my soul. You would, I know, supply well all my bodily wants, but when I pray, in my Saviour's own words, 'Give us this day our daily bread, ' I ask for food for soul as well as body. I dare not, then, wilfully go and place myself where I know I should be without any external means of grace....show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924800
  • 9781236924803