The Christmas Bishop

The Christmas Bishop

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...occasions that perhaps we both remember." "We both remember, yes!" At the tone Newbold started, grew more vehement, "Oh, if you could but understand, Bishop! Why, sometimes, as I have stood between your desires on the one hand and what I knew to be those of the majority of the clergy and laity on the other, what I knew to be necessary to the prosperity of the diocese and the church, I have verily felt myself between two fires." "Or between two masters?" Nervous irritation fretted Newbold's forehead. "Yes, I suppose, that, too, in a way, from your point of view, Bishop. The point of view of--well--of the apostles, perhaps!" He hesitated, but then grew defensive, "In practical application, Bishop, it is impossible that the policies of primitive Christianity should prevail in their pristine simplicity in the church to-day!" The Bishop was long silent, the white profile of his far-away face clear before Newbold's watching eyes. Newbold spoke at last in anxious apology. "You understand, therefore, I hope, Bishop, my policy, as I understand yours? I wanted you to understand." "Why do you want me to understand?" There was something very strange in those far, far blue eyes, so old, so ageless. Newbold gazed into them, curiously compelled. "Perhaps you know best the answer to that, Bishop." A wistful smile touched the Bishop's lips, "Perhaps I do, lad. For it has been a long while that we have been friends." "You know, Bishop, surely," the man cried out, "how I feel toward you, --in spite of--mere policies?" The Bishop nodded slightly, "Yes, yes," then looked at the other with a larger thought. "But, Newbold, I have no...
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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236965141