My married life at Hillside by Barry GrayMy married life at Hillside by Barry Gray

My married life at Hillside

byBarry Gray

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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. 1866. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XL. A Praiseworthy Incident.--Ringing the Bell.--The Old Soldier.--An Appropriate Text.--A Slight Mistake.--" The Parson."--The Silkwebbed, Self-inflating Skirt. HE church in which our valiant shepherd--spoken of in our last chapter--labors, is situated on the summit of a slight elevation, and fronts a small open space of ground known as the village green, from which three streets diverge. The church-porch commands an excellent view of the same, and, by stepping forward a few paces, to the centre of the green, near the flag-staff, a further view may be obtained, looking down other two streets, that run parallel with the sides of the yard enclosing the church. I am thus particular in describing the local position of the sacred edifice, that my readers may the better appreciate the following PRAISEWORTHY ANECDOTE. At the beginning of the season of Advent, our parson thought it advisable to open the church, of which he is the worthy incumbent, for daily service. This was something unusual in our village, but for a time, being a new thing, was well observed by the congregation,--the attendance some days being very large, though after a while it pains me to mention it--it fell off greatly. The zeal of the parishioners cooled with the weather, and finally froze up when the thermometer stood at zero. The following morning the mercury, falling five degrees lower, no one--not even the deaf old woman who nods her head approvingly at all the parson says--appeared at the church; only the sturdy, big-hearted parson himself was present He proved himself, however, to be a man equal to the emergency; and, after ringing and tolling the bell--I suppose the exercise kept him warm--the requisite number of minutes,--the sexton being engaged in secular duties through t...
Title:My married life at HillsideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217259715

ISBN - 13:9780217259712