Heathen England and what to do for it

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byWilliam Booth

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... Heathen England. 41 CHAPTER IV. RELIGIOUS STREET FIGHTING. "Get away, wid ye! Get away, wid ye! Can't a poor old Irishwoman live in pace np this corner, without being disturbed by yon mission heretics! You are everywhere! The whole town is disturbed by yon! But away wid ye; you shall not stop here!" (Nevertheless, they did stop.) This old lady only expressed, in her vigorous way, the feeling of many, many thousands who hear the Mission in the open-air daily, a feeling which, ever and anon, finds expression in a passing shout of " Go inside and stop there!" "You ought to be locked up!" "It's disgraceful!" "It's all a mockery!" "Take them away!" Or at times more mildly, through a policeman, who touches his hat and makes a remark about " the inhabitants" (generally the inhabitants of a neighbouring public-house), or through the smirking lips of a man who, with a violent attempt at a solemn face, intimates that " there's a man sick in that house" (sick of the Gospel). The Mission expects all this, and when it goes out marches as to war "with the Cross of Jesus" (not a bit of gilded wood) "going on before." The Mission would consider its open-air services a miserable failure if they caused no "obstruction" (especially to sin), or were not "a nuisance to the inhabitants," especially to such of them as are made rich upon the misery and ruin of others. Therefore, the Mission goes to do open-air work fully expecting, though not seeking, opposition; and goes boldly, without forgetting, at the same time, the prudence which may be more useful perhaps than daring upon some occasions. "If you only knew," said a respectable sinner, "the terrors of hell that go through my soul when you sing past my house, you would surely give it up!" In order to be the better prepared f...

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... Heathen England. 41 CHAPTER IV. RELIGIOUS STREET FIGHTING. "Get away, wid ye! Get away, wid ye! Can't a poor old Irishwoman li...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217220045

ISBN - 13:9780217220040

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