The Gallery of Engravings Volume 3

The Gallery of Engravings Volume 3

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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. Excerpt: ...that but for the altered character of the countenances which met around his still hospitable board, it might have been supposed that time had stayed his course, and that only months, instead of years, had rolled over the fair and the manly forms assembled there. Yes, it was indeed a reunion; for but one link had been broken in the chain of social fellowship; and though widely different had been the paths by which all had diverged from the paternal hearth, thoughts of kindness excited in early life, and affection the most sincere, had brought them back at each intermediate meeting with stronger feelings of interest, and deeper convictions that there are no friendships so warm as those which are formed in childhood or in youth. "If, however, there could have been any doubt as to the lapse of time since the early interchange of familiar acquaintance between the minister's family and their friends at Fearnfield, one glance at the venerable head of that family would have been enough to convince the beholder of that weight of years, with no trifling burden of duty and responsibility, it had been his lot to bear. Still he was vigorous in mind, though feeble in body; and when he looked around upon his children, a smile of peculiar sweetness lighted up his countenance, to give place in a moment to an expression of the deepest concern, as he entered with great solemnity upon a description of the scene he had that day witnessed. "And now," said he rising up from his chair, "the object for which I have asked you to come together would be incomplete, if I did not avow to you, my children, that I have this day been convinced, for the first time in my life, of the duty which rests upon Christian professors, and upon the ministers of religion in...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 2.54mm | 108.86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544064
  • 9781236544063