Holy Orders; The Tragedy of a Quiet Life Volume 2

Holy Orders; The Tragedy of a Quiet Life Volume 2

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and so unsophisticated!--so beautifully unconscious of her beauty!" Everton smiled coldly. "You are no doubt a good judge of her character,"--he said. Mr. Carey beamed all over with self-gratulation. "I think so! I think I may sayI know her fairly well,"--he answered, placidly. "She is always ready to help our church, though she is not a regular member of our congregation. She has numerous friends among the clergy, and is very catholic in her tastes. You heard her mention Cardinal Lyall?" Everton bent his head in assent. "He is, as of course you know, a leading light of the Roman Church in England, and she assists his charities quite as much as she does ours. Her husband is a Jew;--an enormously wealthy man!--enormously wealthy!" and the reverend gentleman almost smacked his lips as he said the words--"But he leaves her at perfect liberty to follow her own religion, and to help its good works in any way she pleases----" "Her own religion? What is that?" asked Everton. "My dear sir!" And Mr. Carey opened his round eyes in mild wonder--"Was she not in my church this morning?" "That does not make the matter clear to me,"--and Everton looked at him, fully and squarely--"Because I do not know what form of faith your church stands for." "Mother Carey" stared hard. "Why, you have just preached there," he began. "As I should have preached anywhere in the cause of charity," answered Everton, quietly--"Bnt I do not consider that I have preached in a church which represents the national faith of England. To tell you the truth I am rather puzzled to know what to call it. My density, no...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933583
  • 9781236933584