Stories for the Saints' Days, by S.W

Stories for the Saints' Days, by S.W

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...caution--over-caution it seemed to them, and they gave him a Latin name which means the drag on a carriage wheel. He smiled and took the name in very good part, declaring that every carriage ought to have a drag, and that sometimes the drag was the only thing to prevent an accident. Bishop Jolly's latest thoughts were for the Church he loved so well. During the last week of his life, when he called himself a dying man, and all around saw that he was gradually sinking, he roused himself to speak respecting a synod shortly to be held, and to give advice respecting it. He added that he felt more and more the responsibility of the office he had so long held, and his own shortcomings in it. Though now more than fourscore, this holy bishop seems to have retained all his mental powers. His death took place on St. Peter's Day, 1838, and is thus described to us: --" He had been worse than usual a few days ago, but had rather improved; and yesterday afternoon he felt so well that he insisted on being left alone at night, after his attendant had put him to bed, about nine o'clock. When he returned this morning about seven o'clock, he found him quite dead; but as the body was still warm it is supposed that the soul had taken its flight about an hour before. He was discovered lying in the most placid and easy posture, with his hands folded across his breast; and from the serenity of his countenance, it is quite evident that he had died without any struggle or convulsion. I am persuaded that he died precisely as he wished, and am disposed to believe that he was aware of his departure, and that he who may be said to have prayed always, took his flight from earth to Paradise in an act of that duty." One who has himself been since called to his...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750152
  • 9781236750150