Village Annals [Ed. by E. Sheppard]

Village Annals [Ed. by E. Sheppard]

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...I have cause to think of as long as I live. The name of the place is dear to me, and those whom I love and thank for past and present kindness; I can but love you, and thank you, and ever remember you in my unworthy prayers to God. I have done as you wished me about the dressmaking, as you are so kind as to give me the money for the winter, I will do all I can in the strength of my God, to improve myself. I am sorry to say the people here are very gay, but I hope I may resist the temptations placed in my path; the trials seem much greater than ever before, because now I know what it is to be in the world and not of the world; it requires me to be very watchful and prayerful; may the Lord give me strength as my day, and enable me, though absent, to walk as if I was before you. Mrs. Sheppard has asked me to stay with nurse and the dear children whilst they are absent. They pass away some of my trouble now; but I fear when I have left them I shall feel it worse--that you are no longer MY loving master and mistress: the trial is great indeed, but I hope it is all for the best. With my humble duty, I remain your servant, Hester. The winter following, Mrs. Sheppard, who valued Hester, wished to engage her as housekeeper; she was well qualified for a situation of trust, and would have there much to occupy her mind, and prevent her from dwelling on her bodily trials. We judged therefore that such a situation was desirable for her at that time, and I advised her to accept it with gratitude, and to look forward to an entire re-establishment of health in her native air. From our dear sister, Mrs. Sheppard, she would constantly hear of us, and at her house, till the time came for us to be joined again in the relation of mistress and servant, she...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854365
  • 9781236854360