Excerpt from A Rose in June
Artha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things. Let the child alone she will never be 'oung again if she shou (1 live a hundred yea'rsl These words were spoken in the garden of Dinglefield Rectory on a very fine summer day a few years ago. The speaker was Mr. Dam es], the rector, a mid dle-aged man with very fine, somewhat worn features, a soft benig nant smile, and, as everybody said who knew him, the most charming manners in the world. He was a man of ver elegant mind as wel as man ners. He did not preach often, but when he did preach all the educated persons in his congregation felt that they had very choice fare indeed set before them. I am afraid the poor folk liked the cu rate best, but then the curate liked them best.
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