Dame Dolores; Or, the Wise Nun of Eastonmere, and Other Stories, by the Author of 'Tyborne'

Dame Dolores; Or, the Wise Nun of Eastonmere, and Other Stories, by the Author of 'Tyborne'

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...'do you wish to drive me mad? Can I ever shut out from my sight that pale dead face, or from my ears the sound of those last prayers? Do you know, ' added she, turning furiously upon the little nun, 'that it was my doing, my self-will that killed her, that has made that home desolate? Do you know where she would have been if I had not torn her away? Watching at St. Gertrude's. Can I bear all this and live?' 'Yes, dearest, yon can bear it all; you ivill bear it all. Who are we that we should ask what we can endure?' Yes, ' continued she, laying her hand on Ida, 'I know it all; the agony of self-reproach. Ah, what would any of life's troubles be if it were not for that? But what are we, that we should think aught else save our own falls can teach us wisdom? She, '--here Ida winced with agony, and burst away from her grasp, --' yes, Ida, I will say it, --she was one of those whom God teaches in His own way. Was she not in the midst of us as an angel--for a while by our side, but not meant to linger here? You took her from the feet of her Lord; but He has taken her to Himself, never more to go out. Have you loved her more than He has done? Could He not have kept her by His tabernacle if He had so willed? What were you but a weak reed in His hands? and now that He has humbled you, has taught you that severest of all lessons, the consequences of your own fault, are you to make matters worse by fierce hot rebellion?' Ida stood still and listened while the nun was speaking; and when Sister Genevieve again approached her and began to undress her, she submitted in silence. A soft tap at the door interrupted them. Ida sat down quietly. The remonstrance had silenced her; but her face wore a hard, cold, rigid expression.of agony. Sister Genevieve came back from...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541774
  • 9781236541772