Helen Maurice

Helen Maurice

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...duty prompt me to consider what good was likely to result from an acquaintance carried on without the knowledge and the sanction of my parents. I had afterwards to mourn bitterly over the fruits of my thoughtless disobedience; for there is no warning in Holy Scripture more fearfully true than are those words of St. Paul: "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." And often since, when recalling this period of my life--I trust with sincere repentance for all my misdoings--I have grieved to think how lightly such deception is practised by young people against their earliest and truest friends; how easily they can sometimes forget all the claims of affectionate and anxious parents; and how small an offence concealment, and even falsehood appears, when a preference of this kind becomes the excuse. Yet deceit, if wrong at any time, must be always wrong; and surely if there is a crisis in our lives when most of all the voice of duty should be heard, it is before we make that choice on which the happiness of this world, and perhaps of eternity, depends. How can we ask for the blessing of God on an engagement upon which the approval of our earthly parents has not been sought, and which was begun in forgetfulness, if not in utter disregard, of the duty we owe to them? Many an unhappy wife--Dorcas Friend has often said to me--might trace all the sorrows of her married life to this beginning. Some days passed on, and the cloud still hung over our home. For the first time in her life poor Amy seemed selfishly forgetful of the feelings and comfort of others, and instead of rising above her unmerited disgrace, gave way to her trouble in a manner that I was unable to sympathize with or comprehend. It was in vain to tell her that the...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977440
  • 9781236977441