Memoir of Rufus Ellis, Including Selections from His Journal and Letters

Memoir of Rufus Ellis, Including Selections from His Journal and Letters

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...as all this work was in those days, --how much more so has it steadily become!---the new pastor fully recognized that it was not the chief part of his duty towards the congregation. Two sermons must be preached on Sunday. To a minister who had among his flock such men as Edward Everett, William H. Prescott, Charles Francis Adams, and Dr. Frothingham, --to mention no others of high intellect and attainment, --it was no light task to prepare for the Sabbath. The round of parish calls, funerals, weddings, and special occasions left little time for rest. Then, too, churches were kept open during the entire year, --summer vacations, when first established, were for much shorter periods, and did not involve any union services. In all these calls upon him, Rufus Ellis maintained a high and conscientious standard of service. 17 November, 1853. The first entry since I came to housekeeping here in 24 Edinboro' Street. I have been here three weeks last Monday (this is Thursday), and I find my house in all respects pleasant.... To Miss Julia Clarke. Boston, 19 Dec., 1853. It seems to be now a fixed fact that you are not to come to Boston this winter, and it is all the more incumbent upon me to pay my debt of correspondence before the year closes; and here is a leisure Monday at last, and an " opportunity " in the form of Mrs. Brewer awaiting me.--I have been asked, I don't care to think how many times, whether I am really settled, and whether I like my house. Thinking it possible that even a person as considerate as yourself may put to me such questions, I hasten to say that I am settled and do like my house; also, that the children and Nora are now well, and that if nothing happens we shall get on quietly for a week or so. I find the relief that I hoped for...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673549
  • 9781236673541