Hartfield

Hartfield

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...reproaches of her own accusing conscience. Accordingly, after a short struggle, and some bitter tears, she resolved to make a full acknowledgment of her fault, and patiently to endure its merited punishment, whatever that might be. It was the hour which Miss Elizabeth set apart for private reading in the retirement of her chamber; therefore, knowing that her intrusion would be forgiven, she went at once to the door, without allowing herself time to waver, and her faint tap was immediately answered by the gentle voice of her kind friend, inviting her to come in. Emily's cheek was very pale, and her whole frame trembled with emotion, as Miss Elizabeth, with her usual placid expression of countenance, looked up from her book inquiringly, and glanced at her own little note, which Emily still held in her hand. There was a moment's pause: Miss Elizabeth waiting to hear what her visitor wished to say; and Emily vainly striving to overcome her contending feelings. But when she tried to speak, the words died away upon her lips: she burst into tears, and throwing herself upon her knees, hid her face upon Miss Elizabeth's lap, and could only sob out a few broken sentences; an acknowledgment of some evil committed, and a petition for forgiveness. The recent alteration in Emily, usually so light-hearted and happy, had not escaped the notice of this watchful friend; and the idea had more than once suggested itself, that it might be the remembrance of some hidden sin which weighed down her mind and deprived her of peace. She now found her suspicions realised: but, like her Divine Master, she would not break the " bruised reed," and loved to deal gently with the wounded spirit. Tenderly raising the humbled and penitent girl, and soothing her...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899830
  • 9781236899835