The Druidess, a Tale of the Fourth Century. Transl

The Druidess, a Tale of the Fourth Century. Transl

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...with our new place of residence, and with all in its neighbourhood. "In the midst of an immense forest, I found myself on a plain of a few miles in circumference; in the centre of which were some small houses, built in the fashion of the wandering Gauls. Each house contained several divisions, suited to the wants of the occupant. Around the village, and to the edge of the wood, the ground was cultivated, and produced several kinds of grain, which, with fruits, and animals slain in the chase, served as food for the small colony. Morning and evening, the inhabitants went to a church, which stood in the middle of the village, and offered to God the first hour of morning, as well as the last hour of evening. They then worked until the hour for dinner arrived, after which the younger members of each family, under the care of their elders, amused themselves for a short time. At a given signal their occupations were again resumed, and usually carried on accompanied by the singing of hymns. Peace, and that union so natural to the true Christian, shone conspicuously in the looks of all; and no scornful word, no bursts of passion, were ever known. The young received meekly the reproofs of the old; they were wellmannered, modest, and gentle, and conscientiously endeavoured to fulfil their duties towards God and their neighbour. Without a king, and without a civil government, the greatest peace and order reigned in this community. If, in cases of difficulty, a decision could not be arrived at, Marcian was waited for, who came once a week, on the day of rest, which we call Sunday: his opinion was instantly taken, and every one acted in submission to his judgment." "Thou givest me a beautiful description of these people, ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934415
  • 9781236934413