Clement Walton; Or, The English Citizen

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byWilliam Gresley

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...her best. It is surprising how much good a family of this sort will do, in a neighbourhood which is fortunate enough to possess them, and able to appreciate their good qualities. Filling with dignity the exact station in which God placed them, and pursuing the quiet tenor of their way, they do, by the very contrast of their deportment, shame people out of that vulgar rivalry and affectation, which is, alas, so generally prevalent. Many persons seem to think, that, if they are good-natured and open-hearted in their manner, they will have to submit to a good deal of impertinent familiarity from vulgar persons. But even if it were so, is a Christian prepared to say that we should be proud, and cold, and haughty, in order to escape a personal inconvenience? We must, if it be so, be ready to sacrifice a little self-pleasing, and submit to the annoyance. But I do not think it will be found that Christian courtesy subjects a person to undue familiarity, but rather engenders respect. I will not say that the Miss Waltons, especially Anna, had not, even before they were twenty, received some rather impertinent letters from one or two young men, who mistook their good-natured manner for a mark of more encouragement than was warranted. This was chiefly owing to the circumstance of their being likely to have good fortunes: but the only inconvenience was, that they had to send a civil answer, and undeceive the too-presumptuous aspirants. Besides the pleasant feeling which Mr. Walton's family spread around in the social circle of Church-over, the good which they did amongst the poor was very great indeed. Their father had brought them up with a notion that they were to "do good in their generation;" and the example which he set them could not fail to encourage...

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...her best. It is surprising how much good a family of this sort will do, in a neighbourhood which is fortunate enough to...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217189709

ISBN - 13:9780217189705

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