Miss Nelly's Sins

Miss Nelly's Sins

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...Sir, you do not know how papa suffered and how he found peace." "Has Mr. Holdsworth been baptized?" "Yes, twice, like me. First in the Chapel and then by a priest, but he found no peace. It was not until he went to Chapel that he did so." "I see how it was. He expected to find peace without availing himself of the blessed privilege of confession and without receiving absolution. He did not submit fully to the guidance of the Church. Had he known what rich blessings her Sacraments give to those who heartily submit to her rule, and had he availed himself of the privileges of confession and absolution, and felt the peace they give, he would now have been a happy member of the Church." "But he did find great joy and peace, Sir, which he has never lost." "There are those who say 'Peace, peace, when there is no peace.' Sometimes, when men wilfully leave the Church, 'strong delusions' come upon them, so that they believe a lie, and fancy they are right and safe when they are in deadly sin." Miss Nelly began to trembie for her father, and tothink that he was self-deceived. Her mind wasswayed from side to side, according to the influence that was acting upon it at the moment. When alone, she instinctively felt that her father was right. When listening to the Rector she felt that Dissent was schism and sin, and that her father was in a position of deadly peril. She could not, just then, grasp the truth firmly and hold it tightly. "I must now ask how you spent your time at home. Did you go to the Chapel?" "I did, Sir." "Did you listen to the schismatical teacher?" It pained Miss Nelly to hear a minister she had greatly esteemed, and who was an intimate friend of her...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923766
  • 9781236923769