Overton's Question. and What Came of It. by the Author of 'The O'Tooles of Glen Imaal'

Overton's Question. and What Came of It. by the Author of 'The O'Tooles of Glen Imaal'

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...unless compelled to do it by her mother's command, which she deemed would release her of her conscientious difficulty. Her healthy rides were very near being given up for the same reason. Should she not deny herself? But especially did selfishness appear to Alice to have wrapped its subtile coils about her heart. This serpent she would tear thence, though it lacerated her very heart to do it. She would lay herself out to be of use at home--give up her reading, that she might help her mother in her household duties--learn something of Walter's lessons, that she might teach him--be up at cock-crowing, that she might have household matters arranged ere her mother came down to breakfast. Happy! had she done all this for Jesus' sake, as a free, forgiven soul. But blindly she groped her way alone through these dark passages of mystification to find the light. There are many like her, who begin at the wrong end. They mistake the fruits of Christian life for the roots from which they spring. And as she had faithfully resolved, so most perseveringly she carried her plans into execution. It was touching to see one who had long been laboured for, now laying herself out to please, with a stern resolution to exceed all she met in humility and devotion to others. People wondered, and said, Is this the Alice Mayne we knew?--and many who had feared her, now only stared with a sort of vulgar curiosity at a devotion they had not brains to comprehend. "My child, go to the piano, and give us " Ah che la morte;' you sing it very sweetly." "Mother, would you let me do something else--anything you like, only not to sing? I am not in the humour for it." "Ah! this is a new thing! What on earth has come over you? Mrs. Montgomery, here is...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618424
  • 9781236618429