A Peep At "number Five; ". Or, A Chapter In The Life Of A City Pastor

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byH. Trusta

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVII. THE DINNER PARTY. Mrs. and Miss Hubbell did not publish an account of their interview with the Downs Street minister, and he continued to receive many similar interruptions. In one week, four such requests were presented to him; and Lucy said, laughingly, " I do n't see but you are fairly in the market now." Invitations also to preach ordination sermons multiplied; and, had he chosen, he might have had his hands more than full of this miscellaneous business. This, however, did not seem to him in the straight line of duty, -- which, in his view, lay direct to his own pulpit; and it was there he resolved to lay out his main strength. He became more and more absorbed in his work, and had at length but little time and attention to bestow upon his family. He soon gave up the marketing, and Lucy took it in charge, as she did every other domestic care. Indeed, though perhaps she would not like to have it known, she had ordered his coats for him, -- she could not see him appearing shabby, and she could not make him think to order them. Thus, with her husband, children, people, house, and company, Lucy led a most busy life. The majority of ladies think, if they have a little family and a house to look after, they have their hands full; if to this they must add the social claims of a numerous society, -- the necessity of being always ready for company, -- the necessity of making one dollar do the work of two, -- the anxiety, constantly worn and never laid aside anxiety for a husband,--heavily laden, often overworked, and always taxed to the extent of his powers, -- most ladies thus tried, would, indeed, feel that their burden was more than they could bear. And are not ministers' wives, then, heavily burdened? Let their prematurely care-worn and anxious coun...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVII. THE DINNER PARTY. Mrs. and Miss Hubbell did not publish an account of their interview with the Downs Street minister, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021715414X

ISBN - 13:9780217154147

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