Coming Out; And the Field of the Forty Footsteps Volume 3

Coming Out; And the Field of the Forty Footsteps Volume 3

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ... of a sworn upholder of the commonwealth.." With such humble though high-principled associates, did Betha spqnd many of her hours-; and their dames taught her the use of the chstalf and' the spinningwh_eel; occupations J 140. rus FIELD or with which she loved to vary the more ornamental employments of her embroidery-frame and tapestry-loom. ' ' " Were ours the dark days of papacy," observed Mildred, smilingly, one day to her, when she was making up with her' own hands alinsey-woolsey garment for one of these, her aged and palsied instructresses in the management of the spindle which had spun the comfortable material, " I would say, thou wert educating thyself to be a lady abbess; 'thinking to cloak thy soul's wants, by thus abundantly clothing the unraimented bodies of all manner of people, good and bad." Betha smiled in return, and remarked, that she did'not take in ill compliment that alleged resemblance to the_ dark days of papacy; for, assuredly, clothing the naked was a command of the brightest days of light; and she could_not but hope that, though a staunch Lutheran, her destiny might still havesomething of the nun in it--to live secluded where she was, farfrom_ the vain and frightful world--(then she spoke most seriously), till her father, seeing the commonwealth established in peace, and her yet unwedded parent, might recall her to his side, to ministerto him, as became an afiectionate and devoted ' daughter. She sate, musing thus, at the close of a fine evening in August, something more than a month after the city festival; and being near the open casement of the orieltivindow of the room where she was sitting, her thoughts gently glided away, from some...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958381
  • 9781236958389