Saints and Sinners; A Tale of Modern Times Volume 2

Saints and Sinners; A Tale of Modern Times Volume 2

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...yes; no doubt they were rustic in their manners, ...fishermen, and so forth; that sort of thing answered famously for those remote ages, but clergymen now-a-days require the improvement of the times. But in Squibb's individual case" "M'Coskey," said the rector, most unceremoniously interrupting his loquacious assistant as they came within view of the widow Mahony's house, "you didn't forget the barkers, I hope?" "The pistols, sir?--oh, certainly not," replied "You need not," responded the successor of the apostles, " I loaded them with ball myself." "Oh, very well, very well, sir. I am certain you made sure work when you put your hand to it, sir, --ha! ha! ha!" "Never fear," replied the divine. "But talking of the Bible meeting," resumed M'Coskey, with the critical air of an accomplished judge of oratory, "I can't say that our old friend Owzel quite pleased me; he wasn't himself on that occasion." "I declaur," said M'Alpine, (who commanded the detachment, ) "I thought he was just as gude as ony o' them." "Why, certainly," said James, "that was a right good story he told of pretty Peggy Eeilly, who was converted to the Church of England from the errors of Popery, by a young Protestant tailor that read the bible at her bedside while she was sick." "I canna weel believe sic a story," quoth the Scotchman, inhaling a pinch dubious from his snuffmull: "indeed it wad be likely enough, had the lassie been converted till the Presbyterian kirk. But how reading the blessed Word could make ony chield embrace the Church of England, with its Popish prelatical government, and its awfu' lay-pope the king, and its...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593251
  • 9781236593252