Lapsed, But Not Lost, by the Author of 'Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family'

Lapsed, But Not Lost, by the Author of 'Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family'

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...were household words. Legends also from the apocryphal gospels floated in the air of gates of Hades broken; and wild and grotesque traditions of the infancy of our Lord, attempts to fill up that silence of the Gospels which contains in itself its own priceless lessons. Every morning before the first meal the sacred bread reserved from the Holy Eucharist was partaken, the first food of each day being in this way, they believed, a Holy Communion with the Lord, with the Catholic Church, and with each other. At nine, at mid-day, and at three, such of the family as were within reach gathered for a few prayers and hymns, and at the close of day all were assembled, and the sound of the hymn rang out through the open doors across the quiet gardens. But dearest of all their manuscript treasures were Greek copies of the Gospel of St. Luke and St. John and of the Apocalypse. Dear above all, perhaps, the Apocalypse. The glow and gloom, the thunderings and lightnings, the sea of glass mingled with fire, the lake of fire, the doom of the voluptuous city, throned on many waters, like their own Carthage, attracted the fervent African imagination, whilst Eucharis heard in it the harpers with their harps, and saw everywhere the one glorious face of Him they all adored. CHAPTER XIV. 'I "HEY were sitting as usual with open doors, after the evening meal, grouped around the grandmother. And on the old matron's face was a new expression as she bent over the quaint little human being lying swathed and swaddled like a tiny animated mummy on her knee. Another little creature, as precisely alike as any two creatures of God's can be, was folded to the heart of Eucharis. It was two months now since these twin creatures had begun their outlook on the world; and the four...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236491645
  • 9781236491640