Christian Osborne's Friends

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byHarriet Miller Davidson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXII. CONCLUSION. JND so both of the women, a part of whose life-stories I have tried to tell, were brought to do just the kind of work that was most suited to them. If you have formed to yourself a definite conception of Mercy's character, as I have attempted to represent it to you, you will have little difficulty in imagining the outlines of her future life. She became, as it was natural she should, a calm and kind house-mother, the light of her happy home, a right hand to "her husband, a type of all that was fair and gracious in womanhood, to him and to her children, a centre from which good radiated upon all about her. When Christian took her to Eagleshill they found plenty of work ready for them, work that was often hard, and not always pleasant. They found a set of people who were just what colliers are likely to become, when no softening, civilising influences have been brought to bear upon them, and their souls and bodies have been alike uncared for. Mr. Osborne found that he had to reap the fruit of years of neglect in the indifference of his people towards him, and in the difficulty of acquiring the influence he desired to gain over them. He had to struggle against his own habits of half a life-time, for a man does not all at once become a new being after conversion, but has to fight many a battle with his old nature. He had to struggle, too, against the deep-rooted prejudices, the gross sottishness and immorality of those with whom he had to deal; with their distrust of himself and his motives, their half childish, half brutal stupidity, their intense dislike of innovation in any form. It took years before he began to get fairly over all this, and to feel that he had won a hold on the affection of the people. And during those years he ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXII. CONCLUSION. JND so both of the women, a part of whose life-stories I have tried to tell, were brought to do jus...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021781168X

ISBN - 13:9780217811682

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