Coronation; A Story Of Forest And Sea

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byEdward Payson Tenney

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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. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... V. THE PHANTOM HOUSE. BETWEEN two and three years passed before I saw Cephas again. Meantime, I had found my level in an obscure pastorate; but since it was within a convenient distance of what I considered the center of .civilization, I put up with it contentedly as possible. Not yet did the Polar Star guide my life. I was a home missionary through force of circumstances, not by choice. The poverty, however, of my friend and myself was not much increased by spending money on the post office. We had confidence enough in each other not to suppose love extinct if it did not appear by every mail. Sometimes the silence was unbroken for months. We were so unlike that I needed other friends, and he also, to meet certain mental wants. Yet on the whole we were more and more wedded to each other. We understood one another perfectly, and knew just how to get on together. The months therefore led us to rest more and more in our friendship: although I did not understand how he could put up with me, I being utterly unable to countenance myself in certain selfish courses; but he evidently thought me capable of a higher consecration, and little by little I was led by him. So our boyhood acquaintance was ripening year by year into a rare kind of friendship, the mutual love of men, who with their own domestic surroundings and with their circle of cares, yet find in each other a certain relation in the highest degree satisfying and helpful, as if for some of the most important ends of life the two were one. But it is impossible that there should be such an one, unless there be first two. Two individuals intensely developed, thoroughly unlike in many particulars and carefully respecting each other's peculiarities, must exist before there can be the highest kind of friendship, thou...

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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. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... V. THE PHANTOM HOUSE. BETWEEN two and three years passed before I saw Cephas again. Meantime, I had found my level in an obscure past...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217824439

ISBN - 13:9780217824439

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