Lilian [By G.E. Sargent]

Lilian [By G.E. Sargent]

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...change was observed in Dame Margaret Butler by those around. It seemed, first, as though her spirits had been wondrously cheered, so that she could scarcely retain her joy. And surely she had cause for gladness. She saw now, as she believed, the reason why she had, in God's providence, been directed to Ealph Fletcher's farm; and recognised in the conversion of her former persecutor the exceeding riches of Divine grace, as well as the answer to many fervent prayers which she had offered on his behalf while he was yet undiscovered by her. The other change noticed in Margaret Butler was that her bodily powers rapidly began to fail. It was as though her outward frame were perishing in proportion as her inward strength was renewed and increased day by day. She herself was the last to perceive this alteration; but at length she could no longer refuse to acknowledge that her breath was becoming more scant and laboured, and that she sooner tired in her constant active labour than had been her wont. "Lilian," said she one day, when she and her grandchild were by themselves, "it seemeth as though a voice were sounding in my ears, saying, 'Arise ye, and take your departure, for this is not your resting-place.'" "What mean you, grandame?" said Lilian. "That our journey northward must be no longer delayed, if that haven be to be reached." "Grandame," said the child, alarmed by the solemn tone in which these words were spoken, as also by the announcement itself; "bethink thee of this wintry weather,"--it was then March, but the season was inclement, --"and think also that thy strength is sadly failed. How wilt thou endure such long and toilsome travel?" "That my strength is failing, my...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558170
  • 9781236558176