Old Andover Days; Memories of a Puritan Childhood

Old Andover Days; Memories of a Puritan Childhood

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...in white by my mother's skilful fingers, in our airy wood-house chamber. The boys were assigned soft spots on the haymow. Extra "help" was tucked away in places imaginable or unimaginable, but strictly comfortable. "Use hospitality without grudging "; never, even in Andover, was a Bible maxim more rigidly enforced than this one, by the hanging out of the latchstring at Anniversary time. I have no recollection that Sundaybrought to the graduation class parting words of affection and counsel; still, it was the last Sunday to be spent here with those who had borne an important part in our prayers and praises for three long years--the very last until we should all meet "Where the assembly ne'er breaks up, The Sabbaths never end." On Monday morning Andover was astir with the first dawning of the gray September light. The final touch was to be put on house and grounds; and such of the culinary preparations as could not be attended to during the previous week must be hurried to an immediate consummation. There were no railroads in those early days. Distance was overcome by fatigue, and long-considered, well-laid plans. The journey to an Andover Anniversary seemed as great an undertaking to the scattered sons and friends of the Seminary as would appear to us now a trip to Europe or even a tour around the world. There was pinching and deprivation in many a poor minister's family in order to allow the husband and father to go up with the other elect to this tabernacle of their Lord. There were long, weary miles trodden by weary feet, rough roads driven over with a thin, hungry horse in the old "one hoss shay," and rusty saddle-bags mended and packed with scanty, seedy wardrobes, always containing, however, no matter...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591208
  • 9781236591203