New-Shakespeareana Volume 8-10

New-Shakespeareana Volume 8-10

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... and construe it, no doubt, according to historical precedents of the days of Jereboham and Rheoboham. Mrs. Dall says that the Council, not without a weather eye to the interests of Yale College, found the young man justified in breaking ofl' the engagement, although Miss Bacon's testimony fully established the fact that it was the young man who sought and pressed for marriage, and that it was Miss Bacon herself who pleaded ineffectually to induce him to give up the match by reason of the disparity of years. As it happened, one of Miss Bacon's nearest friends was Miss Catherine Beecher, daughter of Dr. Lyman Beecher--a leading Congregational Clergyman of the day--and a sister of the famous Henry Ward Beecher of later renown. Miss Beecher was so indignant at the cruel examination and cross-examination of poor Miss Bacon by a ponderous council of Yale College, which wasinterested financially to a large amount in the breaking of Miss Bacon's heart, that she (Miss Beecher) left the Congregational communion and joined the Episcopal church, and moreover wrote a book, "Truth Stranger than Fiction," in which she handled the Yale-Congregationalist parsons sans gloves, and--in short--stirred up all New England as only a Beecher can stir up things generally. Lover's quarrels and broken engagements are not rare. But that a daughter of the great Lyman Beecher should apostasise from the congregation and seek an Episcopal communion, was of ecumenical importance in days when New England drew its meat, drink and oxygen from theological disputations; when the seven points of Calvinism were a recreation, and a heresy trial the public idea of paradise! At any rate. all Theological New England was in a ferment, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236967461
  • 9781236967466