The Old House by the River

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byWilliam Cowper Prime

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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. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 0 calm in all the world is so profound and holy as -*-' that which rests in the soul on a summer Sabbath morning in the country. Everything partakes of it. The birds never sing loudly; the winds never wail harshly; the trees shake their branches quietly, and with a musical murmur. The sky seems near the earth, and the sunshine falls with a softness and a balmy sweetness that tells of heaven. Possibly a citizen might not feel it thus ; but even the citizen cannot altogether escape the influence of the quiet which reigns everywhere, and surprised and awed by the stillness to which he is unaccustomed, his soul gradually, but certainly, yields to the holy spell which is over all the world around him. We rise at the usual hour, and breakfast separately. I do not think we have taken coffee together, at home, on a Sunday morning, in two years. If there is company at the hall, they find their own way to the breakfast-room, at their own hour, and take care of themselves during the day. But Joe and myself always meet on the lawn after breakfast, and usually stroll a little way from the house into the woods, and sit on the grass, or on the rock seat near the river-side, and talk quietly, in a lower tone than on other days. One habit we have that may be note-worthy : it is, never to appear in dressing-gowns or slippers, nor in a careless dress on a Sunday, at any hour of the day. Toward church time we hear the sound of the village-bell rolling up musically across the forests and over the farms; and at the regular hour the torses stand saddled before the door, and the carriage if there is any one to use it, and we ride slowly down the avenue. Sometimes we do not ride, but walk the few miles to the village, and then we leave the road and find our way among the flowers and alo...

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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. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 0 calm in all the world is so profound and holy as -*-' that which rests in the soul on a summer Sabbath morning in the country. Ever...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217601308

ISBN - 13:9780217601306

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