Dina, or Familiar Faces [By W.P. Wilkie]

Dina, or Familiar Faces [By W.P. Wilkie]

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...it originated. Maggie Miller, or Doherty, as she was quite willing to call the girl, was, too, she feared, not good for much, though, believing her story, and seeing her distress, she felt that she had no choice but to succour her, as far as she might be able to do so. Having shaken her old head several times in a way which seemed to express commiseration for Maggie in particular, and for the world in general, Mrs. Doherty presently re-entered her cottage, and sitting down, held out her arm for the Doctor's inspection. "Puir Sandy!" she began, while Wilmotte applied himself to the bandages, "he's been deid and gane this forty year and mair. Yet dootless Pike's sins will licht on him still; for as children suffer for their faither's deeds in this warld, mony sins o' the children are, I'm thinkin', veesited on the faithers in the warld below. I wad fain think, though, that e'en for them wha hae the maist tae answer for, a time will come at last o' rest and licht. I'm nae Papist--preserve me, no!--but it aye has seemed tae me that when oor Lord went doon tae preach tae 'the speerits in prison, which some time were disobedient, ' it was tae encourage wi' hope them that without hope would for ever hae cursed the rod that smote them. 'For this cause was the gospel preached also tae them that are deid, that they micht be judged according to men in the flesh.' What for would they wha had ceased tae be in the flesh hae been preached tae gin they had been aye tae bide singit on this side and on that? Wad that no hae been tae mock them? Preach? Whatever sort o' place the distressed speerits are keeped in, is it no eevident frae that word alane that they are still in the way o' being bettered? Wha kens, then, but ma gudeman has been this while, ...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594819
  • 9781236594815