The Dialogist, Or, the Young Christian's Auxiliary; A Ser. of Conversations on a Variety of Important Subjects

The Dialogist, Or, the Young Christian's Auxiliary; A Ser. of Conversations on a Variety of Important Subjects

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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. 1860* edition. Excerpt: ...to find Mrs. Gay, and some few others; waiting the approach of the Misses Clericus. After the usual forms of etiquette had been observed, a temporary silence ensued, which was, however, soon interrupted by Mrs. Gay, who exclaimed, "Really, ladies, your papa has quite frightened us this morning. I am so highly offended at the uncourteous terms in which he has thought proper to denounce the innocent amusements, and recreations, to which the more respectable, and well educated portions of society around him, are attached, that I thought it best, that my sentiments should be conveyed to him, through the medium of his daughters." Q 2 Miss C. "I am sorry, madam, that you should have been, in any measure, offended at the truth, and that you should seek to render the children, by whom the parent is so fondly, and so tenderly beloved, the instruments of pouring undeserved contumely on his character, and ministrations. In him, the denunciation of such vices, was a demonstration of that fidelity with which he dare not dispense; but I can by no means offer the same compliment, or bear the same testimony to the critique, in which you have, I think, ungenerously indulged. It is as disreputable, as it is unjust; and as different, madam, from the elements of a refined courtesy, as are the hurricane, and gloom of a winter's night, from the irradiations of the solar orb, or the soft placidity of a summer's eve." Mrs. G. "I had hoped that you might have escaped the infection, but I am mistaken; and as to Mr. Clericus, I think his dislike, and even hatred, of those harmless recreations, increases with his years; so that he is certainly become incorrigible, at the very time of life, when one would have expected that his charity would have...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236539044
  • 9781236539045