Lights and Shadows of Clerical Life

Lights and Shadows of Clerical Life

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...It might seem presumptuous, on his part, to offer these explanations in advance; as they seemed to take for granted that his visit would produce a state of feeling in the Battlemount community, regarding himself, which the ultimate event might not justify. This he fully realized, but, of the two things, he preferred being thought a little presumptuous to being regarded as in any wise deceitful. He had a tender, conscientious regard for the feelings of others, although perfect strangers to him; and he would not voluntarily excite hopes that might not be realized. He had promised to preach in Battlemount one Sabbath, with a distinct proviso that nothing beyond that was to be expected from him, and this service he would faithfully and punctually render. Early in the week he commenced making the necessary preliminary arrangements. With some difficulty he secured a supply for his own pulpit in his absence. He despatched a note to Mr. Slocum, notifying that gentleman of the day and hour he might expect him at Battlemount Station, as he had promised to meet him if so advised. The old valise, which had done good service as a necessary adjunct in past preaching expeditions, but which had been lying idle for some considerable time, was again brought out of its dusty hiding-place, and re-packed with a general assortment of useful articles, from a tooth brush to a good sermon in manuscript. There was now a prospect of another ride with old Simon on the box seat of the old tumble-dowu coach to Crossberry Junction. Saturday morning came, the day of departure, and eight o'clock a.m. found the Pastor in front of the Nag's Head, waiting for the old driver and his coach. That worthy individual soon appeared, cracking his whip, as usual; blinking his old eyes, but...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626370
  • 9781236626370