A Young Flower's Heart; A Sketch from Memory Volume 1

A Young Flower's Heart; A Sketch from Memory Volume 1

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...So the sunshine and the clouds swept by together, and by-and-by the white house in the Paddock passed into strangers' hands, and knew the Hamiltons no more. CHAPTER X. BY THE ROOTS. " He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way." GOLDSMITH. WHEN the new Rector came to antiquated Leighton, he found the interior of the grey old Church divided into huge, moth-eaten pews, the Sunday some time abiding-place of the inhabitants of the village, to which each owner clung with infinite tenacity. John Hamilton's predecessor had been an aged man, his faculties much impaired, and he had for some time given up all active part in his duties, while remaining nominally Rector. The whole charge of the parish had thus devolved upon the Incumbent of Ruxbridge, a straggling village between two and three miles away--one who had already too much on his hands to be able to give great attention to Leighton; but he did what he could. He walked over in cold and heat once every Sunday to read the service, but he could not prevent the village from becoming a tangled mass of weeds, mixed with its sweetness. The old Rector, Mr. Dyer, had in his time been a clergyman of a very old type, strictly Evangelical in his views, and with somewhat feeble ideas as to the width and breadth of his duties; disliking the active exertion among the parishioners so imperative to a parish priest, he was content, in his simple, easy way, to drone through two services every Sunday, and was more willing to give his flock physical than spiritual comfort. Yet, poor old gentleman, his intentions were good, his heart honest, although perhaps prone to take life too easily. Therefore, who shall judge him? Did he float along the...
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752082
  • 9781236752086