The Gods, Some Mortals and Lord Wickenham by John Oliver Hobbes

The Gods, Some Mortals and Lord Wickenham

byJohn Oliver Hobbes

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now, if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I delight in tlu law of God." Simon had heard many homilies on that frequented theme, and, for the first time in his life, he owned the benefit of listening patiently to a drowsy sermon. The sober sense and profound philosophy of the Church stuck fast. Warre had no dogmatic religion, but he had an instinctive and natural piety, which, though it did not show in his outward conduct or his ordinary conversation, nevertheless coloured his thoughts, and gave even his most rebellious moments that redeeming sweetness which makes all the difference between a vicious man and a man with many faults. He could not take refuge in the comfortable doctrine which teaches that one may be possessed of a demon for a night--or even for a few years--and still be held irresponsible for the fiend's vagaries. He sought for the ruling desire among the crowd of insurgent impulses which had swayed his moral being for the past six weeks. The admiration he had felt for Anne's beauty had died into a mere frigid acknowledgment before they had been engaged two days. He had never loved her; nor had he ever pretended to a deeper feeling than fondness. He had married her because he had believed so implicitly in her essential goodness--her piety--both of which she had kept in the midst of temptation--without guardians, without love, without encouragement. And he was not easily deceived. He did not, as a rule, ask more of existence than it could give, or demand more from the nature of any other being than he found it was possible to bestow out of his own. He was not easily deceived. Once more and yet again he lived...

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Title:The Gods, Some Mortals and Lord WickenhamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217891810

ISBN - 13:9780217891813

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