The Priest And The Princess; A Romance Of To-day by Robert Laws DixonThe Priest And The Princess; A Romance Of To-day by Robert Laws Dixon

The Priest And The Princess; A Romance Of To-day

byRobert Laws Dixon

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. A LENTEN PICTURE. Shrouded in Lenten gloom the church looked as if it were filled only with shadows. Small yellow points of gaslight served rather to emphasise this illusion than to reveal the fact that the dark crouching figures which filled the whole floor space of the nave were living human beings. Absolute silence reigned, except when the opening of the door allowed some outer sound to penetrate the building. And occasionally the door would open--now to admit a tattered body and weary spirit from slumland, and again to give ingress to some scented devotee from the West End. For the name and fame of Father Angel had spread beyond the bounds of his sordid parish, and in this season of Lent there were aristocratic ladies in his congregation. Some came from a temporary excess of holy zeal and, perhaps, because they found it easier to feel penitential amongst the waste human products of civilisation than in the blaze of Belgravia; others merely from curiosity to see Father Angel engaged in the interesting process of taming the Hooligan. All, rich and poor, old and young--those born on the sunny slopes of ease and luxury, and those reared amidst the devil's music of the fifth-rate tavern and the filthy tenement--all surrendered to the solemn peace which filled the sacred building. The church at the moment was devoid of any ritualistic embellishment. By-and-bye, when the Lenten fast was over and the Easter song of thanksgiving burst out, there would be one centre of light and beauty in that squalid district. But at the proper time and season no one more severely banishes the merely aesthetic than your Anglican ritualist. At high ecclesiastical festivals he revels in splendour and colour. But when he is calling his stumbling brother to repentance-...
Title:The Priest And The Princess; A Romance Of To-dayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217766323

ISBN - 13:9780217766326

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