The Life of St. Frances of Rome, by Georgiana Fullerton
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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...hardly paying her more attention than if she had been_ the lowest menial in the house. In the gay societies which she frequented, it was her favourite amusement to turn Francesca into ridicule, to mimic her manners and her style of conversation; and she often declared herself erfectly ashamed of being related to a person so totallyi orant of the ways of the world. " How can one fee any respect,"_ she used to ask, "for a person who thinks of nothing but the poor, dresses as one of them, and goes about'the streets carrying bread, wood, and old clothes?" It was not that Mobilia's disposition was absolutely bad; on the contrary, she was naturally sweet-tempered; but never having been left before to her own management, and tasting for the first time the exciting pleasures of the world, the contrast which her mother-in-law's appearance, manners, and whole mode of life presented to that which seemed to her so attractive, irritated her beyond measure, till at last her dislike amounted to aversion; she could hardly endure Francesca in her sight. Vain were the remonstrances of her husband and of her father-in-law, vain their entreaties and their reproofs; unavailing also proved the interference of some mutual friends, who sought to convince her of the culpabilit of her conduct, and to persuade her that she was boun to show Baptista's mother at least the attentions of ordinary civility. The headstrong young woman persisted m exhibiting the utmost contem t for her. The Saint endured all her frowardness wit unvarying entleness and patience, never uttering a sharp or unkin word in return, and spending long hours in prayer that the heart so closed against her, and so given up to the world, might through...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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