Thorough; A Novel Volume 2

Thorough; A Novel Volume 2

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...nor did he seem to be in any great pain. As he could not speak, others prayed at his bedside, and he would raise his eyes and say affectionately, 'Amen.' Thus he lay until the night of February 7--the very day week that he fell ill. He slept much until towards midnight. Then he awoke, and his breathing turned to panting; they saw that his end approached, and his sons craved his blessing. 'God bless you, ' he said, 'and bring you to Eternal Life ' They thought he would speak no more, and fell a-weeping over him, but on a sudden he looked up, and with death already in his eyes, he said: 'Be of good cheer Be of good cheer Whether we live or die, we are the Lord's ' So was he delivered out of the great waters. 'sit Anima Mea Cum Bedello ' 'Death is unwelcome never, Unless it be to torturM minds and sick souls, That make their own hells: it is such a benefit, When it comes crown'd with honour, shows so sweet, too Tho' they paint it ugly, that's but to restrain us, For every living thing would love it else.' Fletcher. Many were gathered around the Bishop's dyingbed, and among them Luke Dillon and his wife; and as Patience saw these two both kneeling, though apart, and weeping, she despaired of ever understanding where the right lay, for not all her prepossessions could blind her to poor Mrs. Dillon's stubborn and perverse spirit towards her husband. The thought of the poor little outcast infant, forsaken by its own mother, doubtless helped Patience to see this, and hardened her heart against Mrs. Dillon, who was a most unhappy woman, and far more to be pitied than the poor child she had torn from her bosom. But 196 all through the Bishop's last day on earth, the thought of this child haunted Patience; and many of the tears she seemed to shed...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850742
  • 9781236850744