The Price of Lis Doris Volume 1

The Price of Lis Doris Volume 1

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...them." "Willingly, my child, and also charity. Especially charity. Yes, the greatest of these three is charity." "You are unkind," she said, her eyes dimming. He looked at her, quickly. "No, I am not unkind!" he replied. "See, my eyes are dry." "Oh, father, how could I think you would mind so much. Surely you didn't want me to become an old maid?" "No," he answered, "though St. Paul did, and St. Paul was a very great deal wiser than I. But the worst of the very great philosophers is that nobody follows their advice. I am a small philosopher. Yet nobody follows mine." He sighed. He found the silence so painful; Plato and Pascovius so unsympathetic, he was compelled to continue speaking, against his will. "I married for beauty," he said. "They call it love." "Yes," said his daughter, softly, not coldly. "I am not marrying for beauty." "Pareys is not an ugly man," said the Domine quickly, hurt. She smiled. "Dear father, for earthly happiness you love too wisely and too well." He rose to his feet, spruce, clean-shaven in the patched, aged, colourless gown. "Sweet one, dear one," he said. "My daughter! When we take a turning, we never know where it leads to, but we can always know why we take it. Unless we have hearts without brains. You have both." "And where have they brought me? Where can they bring me?" she cried. "My heart and my brain? I am twenty-one, where shall I be forty years hence, with my life behind me? Oh, the children like me, at the school. I may honestly say that. Little Mary and Suzie I was telling you about will...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926536
  • 9781236926531