For Conscience' Sake, by the Author of 'Alice Lee's Discipline'

For Conscience' Sake, by the Author of 'Alice Lee's Discipline'

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...which if they should work in unison, would oppose a barrier that not all the strong man's efforts could break down. But Frank never thought of the Deity in connection with his love affair, and was consequently untroubled by any apprehensions of his interference with it. He was not a heathen as he had said, but he would never have thought of invoking at his marriage feast, the presence of that wedding Guest, whose glory put forth its first rays in blessing holy wedded love. He had read and studied much during his lonely sojourns in the bush; but there was one kind of love of which he was profoundly ignorant. He had learned to know somewhat of the stars in their courses, and of the winds which blew as they listed; he had questioned nature with the eager curiosity of a strong, inquiring intellect, and had marvelled at her answers. He understood many of her grand secrets, and comprehended in some degree her heights and depths of sublimity; but there was one thing--the key to all the rest--which he had never studied--his Father's heart. CHAPTER VII. A VIEW OF WINDERMERE. INNIE was industriously sketching a view of the lake. Mrs. Leslie was crocheting baby socks, sitting by her side. Mrs. Grey was pursuing her vocation amongst the poor of a neighbouring hamlet, feeling--good woman that she was--that even in holiday times there might be found or made, occasions for dropping a word in season to one that was weary; or drying the tear on a mourner's cheek; or otherwise carrying on the work which was given her to do. All the rest were away excursionising for the day; so Minnie and Mrs. Leslie sat together in perfect, placid content, saying a few words to each other now and then, but for the most part working on in a silence, which was a little...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819829
  • 9781236819826