The Life of Lady Russell

The Life of Lady Russell

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...hope of good things in the other world." In closing this portraiture of lady Kussell in adversity, we must not overlook an excellent feature, that of humility, which repeatedly discovers itself in unaffected apprehensions lest the judgment of her friends concerning her should be too favourable; and in holy jealousy and care to examine well for herself into her motives, principles, and grounds of satisfaction. "I conclude that what we heartily wish to be in a friend, one is apt to believe is so. The effect is not nought towards me, when it animates to a true, not false title to the least virtue you are disposed to attribute to me. Yet I am far from such a vigour of mind as surmounts D2 the secret discontent so hard a destiny as mine has fixed in my heart." "The near and pleasing concern you make the well-being of me and mine to be to you, I believe to be most hearty and sincere, and kindly engages me to great thankfulness; but amongst your choicest expressions, you are induced to say, you could rather envy my condition than pity it, from an opinion of being supported and comforted with a well-grounded persuasion of my having a right and title to those precious promises, that will give a perpetual rest to the weary and heavy laden soul. This, doctor, is perhaps what you mistake in; and I have led you into the error by speaking too well of my own thoughts and exercises, which are truly all mean, and encompassed with uncomfortable weakness. Yet I have not the confusion to reflect I have said anything from a false glory: I should, if I can discern right, wrong my own heart by it, and that grace of God which disposes me, though in the meanest degree, to ask for, and thirst after, such comforts which the world cannot give....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960041
  • 9781236960047