Derry; A Tale of the Revolution

Derry; A Tale of the Revolution

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...he is: but then didn't himself say, 'Hear the church V" This led to an argument, in which Bryan, the Lady, and Basil took part, Magrath heard them patiently, but maintained that, as a member of the church, he was bound to obey his priests. He added, that the besieged would probably enjoy a respite on Sunday, as it was to be kept in the Irish army. Before separating for the night, the Lady addressed him in solemn tone. "Mark me, Larry Magrath if you bow the knee at that confessional, invoking departed saints to hear and intercede, you reject the sole Mediator who stands between you K and an offended God. If you worship the wafer, you make the cross of Christ of none effect, owning another sacrifice than that which God appointed, and committing likewise the deadly sin of idolatry. Trifle not with your salvation; for you totter on the brink of eternal flames. Take with you this warning, from one who has burst the yoke, and knows it to be a link to perdition." Ellen, with tears, implored him to the same effect; and Basil advanced a host of Scripture evidences against his purposed deed. The poor fellow was, however, inflexible; though evidently distressed; and before day-break he was past the gates, under a written protection from General Hamilton, which had been enclosed in the Priest's letter. The scanty fare of the breakfast table was rendered unpalatable to those who surrounded it, not so much by the tremendous sounds that deafened them, as by the dreary feeling which Magrath's absence produced. The wounded soldier had died in the night, and Basil, who had assiduously attended him, seemed exhausted by fatigue. Shane appeared lost in painful ruminations; and the Lady herself was unusually cast down. Ellen wept, as Bryan prepared to...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547969
  • 9781236547965