Every Saturday Volume 8

Every Saturday Volume 8

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...be carried up to his bedroom, from the windows of which he could see the quiet churchyard with the dead all lying in their graves at rest below the solemn moon. Pip, too, in "Great Expectations," was not only in the habit of reading the Bible to the convict under sentence of death, but of praying with him as well; and Esther Summerson tells us how she used to come down stairs every evening at nine o'clock to read the Bible to her godmother. Not a few of the dwellings into which Mr. Dickens conducts us in the course of some of his bestknown stories have their walls decorated with prints illustrative of many a familiar scene from sacred history. Thus when Martin Chuzzlcwit went away from Pecksniff's, and was ten good miles on his road to London, he stopped to breakfast in the parlor of a little roadside inn, on the walls of which were two or three highly colored pictures representing the Wise Men at the Manger, and the Prodigal Son returning to his Father. On the walls of Peggotty's charming boat-cottage, too, there were prints showing the Sacrifice of Isaac, and the Casting of Daniel into the Den of Lions. When Arthur Clennam came home after his long absence in the East, he found the Plagues of Egypt The Works ot Charles Dickens. "Charles Dickens's.Edition." still hanging, framed and glazed, on the same old place in his mother's parlor. And who has forgotten the fireplace in old Scrooge's house, which " was paved all round with quaint Dutch tiles designed to illustrate the Scriptures?" Here are a few comparisons. When Mr. Lorry, in bestowing a bachelor's blessing on Miss Pross before "somebody" came to claim her for his own, "held the fair face from him to look at the wellremembered expression on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 932 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 47mm | 1,628g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533542
  • 9781236533548