Rose LeBlanc

Rose LeBlanc

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... silent; she did not like to give utterance to all she was thinking of. However, after a minute's hesitation, she said, "Andre, have you ever reflected that all gifts of the soul, as well as all powers of the intellect, come directly from God? and do you ever beg of Him, when you are reading or writing, to enlighten your understanding, and to guide your pen?" "But I have never written any thing of importance. Only a few light sketches and stories, and some scraps of poetry." "Never mind," cried Alice impetuously. "The dew of heaven is as much needed for the flowers of the garden as for the crops of the field. Believe me, there is nothing unimportant before God. All is great in His eyes, even to the gift of a cup of cold water, as the Gospel tells us. An Ave Maria lisped by childish tongues is often more powerful than all the powers of earth and hell." "You have read that somewhere." "Oh, yes, I have read it; but reading alone will not teach one these things: one must study and know the hearts of men." "And yet just now you said you knew nothing about the world and about men." "Well, it is both true and untrue. As for the world, or what goes by the name of society, I have never lived in it and know nothing about it; but as regards our honest, simple, religious peasants, by dint of loving them I have learnt to read their hearts. When listening to words full of faith and hope from the lips of the sorrowful and the dying, when witnessing many an inward strife, and applauding many a hard-won victory, I often say to myself that there is no happiness on earth like that of being a 'catholic Christian, ' as was once said by tlie mother...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864174
  • 9781236864178