The Experience of Life; Or, Aunt Sarah Volume 2

The Experience of Life; Or, Aunt Sarah Volume 2

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...than I could have supposed it possible for any one man to do. Mr. Benson was now so old, that the whole care of the parish devolved upon the curate, and he worked indefatigably. The Carsdale people woke, as it were, from a long sleep, and, for the first time in their lives, began to perceive that the Church was a real and active power, capable of enormous influence, and claiming peculiar privileges. They did not quite like their new state of consciousness; it interfered with their former habits, and made them uneasy, and Mr. Malcolm was for some time very unpopular. But the most inveterate prejudice could not have withstood his practical goodness, and even the Dissenters were forced to confess that the curate was "a true Christian." It would take a long time to trace the effect of his opinions upon the persons who came within their reach. They certainly had a great influence' upon me though I did argue and find fault with him. They made me study, and think of religion in a way which I had never done before, --controversially, I suppose I must call it; yet the result was decidedly practical. Many of the old difficulties which had harassed me in the early days of my intercourse at Lowood, --questions which Miss Warner used to bring forward, and speculations as to the real errors of Dissent, were now made clear to me. I had always been a Church person from taste, _now I_was one from_principle, and I could feel an essential difference in my own mind in consequence. My thoughts were carried away from myself.. I had interests and sympathies beyond the sphere of my own immediate circle, and I lost much of the fear of loneliness and isolation which had before occasionally depressed me when looking forward to the future. These more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909526
  • 9781236909527