Dearer Than Life

Dearer Than Life

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...to keep Stephen and thee as becometh the sons of a knight, and Lewis took me almost dowerless." The gentleman bit his lip at this gentle reminder of his own extravagance, for there was no disguising the fact that he was extravagant. "But--but to come to a fashionable place like the Holy Well to preach and do tinker's work!" grumbled Harry. "Art thou sure it was Stephen?" asked Maud; "thou knowest that he seldom chooseth the resorts of the gay and rich, but little villages and poor towns are the places where he doth love to set forth the Gospel message." "Am I sure thou art Lady Clifford? thou mightest ask. For thy sake, if not for mine, he might do his tinker's work further off." "Nay, Stephen doth know that neither Lewis nor I will object to aught he may deem needful for the spread of the Gospel, as taught by Dr. Wycliffe. Am not I trying to aid in the good work by transcribing with my maidens? and Madge, in her bower at home, doth spend many an hour in writing and copying Dr. Wycliffe's lectures. Ah, shall I ever forget the sermons I heard him preach! I wish everybody in England could learn of him, as Stephen, and Lewis, and I have. But, Harry," she suddenly exclaimed, "people everywhere are learning to love the new doctrine. Nay, nay, what am I saying? it is no neiv doctrine, but God's eternal truth, that Dr. Wycliffe is bringing to light once more. England now is like our corner croft after the spring rains, when the river has brimmed over. The grass is green and fresh and inviting, but look closely, and there are gleams of shining light in places where the blades are not quite so close together; and such is the work being done by 'poor priests1 like Stephen for England. They are quietly spreading the Water of Life over all the land, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991052
  • 9781236991058