Mary in Service

Mary in Service

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... her earliest infancy. Both by precept and example, her mother had taught her to seek her highest joy in doing the will of her heavenly Father; and, by the blessing and aid of God's Holy Spirit, Mary was now practising the lessons she had learned. CHAPTER V. It was Mary's afternoon to go home, and Bridget was to see to the children. This was a duty always dreaded by her; for, though kind-hearted, Bridget disliked exceedingly any confinement in the nursery. She entered the room after dinner, saying, with a sigh--"Well, Mary, now I suppose you will take yourself off for the rest of the day. I am almost tempted to wish I could tie you in the nursery all the time." "You would not say so," replied Mary, good-humouredly, "if you saw how happy they all are to see me when I get home; how my mother smiles, and the little ones run to kiss me; while my kind neighbour, Mrs. Willis, who generally comes home with us from church, looks on with delight." "Well," said Bridget, "you earn the pleasure, Mary; for I know you are shut up here too much. I often think myself it is hardly fair that I should go out with the children so much in week-days, and leave you working here." Mary knew it was not just; but she had been so anxious to get Mrs. Sinclair's work done, that she had frequently remained in the house, when, perhaps, for the sake of her health, she should not have done so. Finding, however, that Bridget had told her the truth, in saying that "the more she did the more she might do," she had thought the matter over calmly and prayerfully, till she had decided no longer to do needlework beyond what her strength permitted and her duty required. She, therefore, answered Bridget very openly: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916042
  • 9781236916044