Grace's Visit

Grace's Visit

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...Grace; "Mamma would not allow me, I know." "Why not?" exclaimed Miss Murray, in surprise. Grace was rather at a loss for a reply; for although she quite well knew her mother's opinions, she shrank from confiding them to one who, for aught she knew, might only ridicule them. Mingling with this feeling was another, hitherto a stranger in Grace's breast: unconsciously she was beginning to feel somewhat ashamed of the difference between her mother's opinions and those of Miss Murray. She therefore merely said, "Mamma does not approve of too much gaiety." "Ah! but she will alter her mind when you are grown up," replied Miss Murray, laughing. "You will be such a pretty girl that she will be unable to resist the temptation of exhibiting you!" Grace was silent, but felt more and more selfcomplacent; and this mood continued during the whole of the day. She made no effort to throw it off; her good principles were for the time forgotten, overpowered by the force of the temptation. When Julia and herself went up to bed, and she was alone in her little dressing-room, she sank into a seat and built up a pleasing castle in the air, of which, almost for the first time in her life, herself was sole owner and occupier. At length, rising, she began to undress; and this finished, she sat down as usual to read her evening chapter. As she opened her Bible, her eye fell upon the card which was pasted on one of the fly-leaves. This card contained a list of questions for self-examination, and Grace was accustomed to use them every night. She had almost forgotten the task this evening, but the sight of the card recalled it to her memory. The little preliminary prayer, "Search me, 0 God, and know my heart; try me, and...
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661867X
  • 9781236618672