Holy Orders; The Tragedy Of A Quiet Life by Marie Corelli

Holy Orders; The Tragedy Of A Quiet Life

byMarie Corelli

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...little place,--he who had wondered whether he was doomed to pass all his life in Shadbrook, now trembled with terror at the bare idea of leaving it. "Let me persuade you,"--he heard the Squire say--"to accept another living. I shall miss you from my own part of the country, of course,--but I'm sure it would be kinder to you to remove you from the scene of the awful tragedy that has befallen you. I have no other living vacant in my own gift, but I can help you to secure an excellent one where you will be among more congenial people and surroundings, and then--perhaps--in time,--the wound will heal" So far Everton listened, silently,--then he answered in low and trembling accents. "It is a wound too deep for healing!"--he said--" And I cannot leave Shadbrook,--not new!" "Why not?" persisted the Squire--"My dear Everton, think of it! You will be insufferably lonely here,--the whole character and type of the place is opposed to your character and type,--besides your capabilities fit you for a wider field of action" "A man makes his own field of action,"--answered Everton, gaining strength as the burden of his thoughts found relief in speech--" It is my own fault that I have not made mine yet--but I will,--and in Shadbrook! It is large and wide enough to contain a great sorrow--perhaps it will also hold a great love! My dear Mr. Hazlitt, you are goodness itself, and I thank you from my heart!--but, do not urge me to accept your offer! My work is cut out for me here." The Squire looked distressed. "The work is not important,"--he began,--" And much of it must be distasteful" "All the more reason why I should do it,"--said...

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Title:Holy Orders; The Tragedy Of A Quiet LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.43 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217488587

ISBN - 13:9780217488587

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