The Works Of The Rev. George Crabbe (volume 5)

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byGeorge Crabbe

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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. 1823. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Introductory Discourse--For what Purpose would a Ghost appear?--How the Purpose would be answered--The Fact admitted, would not Doubts return ?--Family Stories of Apparitions--Story of Lad y Barbara--Her Widowhood--Resides with 'a Priest--His Family--A favourite Boy--His Education--His Fondness for the Lady--It becomes Love--His Reflections--His Declaration--Her Reply -- Her Relation -- Why she must not marry a second Time--How warned--Tokens of the Appearance --The Lover argues with the Lady--His Success--The Consequences of it. TALES OF THE HALL. BOOK XVI. LADY BARBARA; OR, THE GHOST. The Brothers spoke of Ghosts,--a favourite theme With those who love to reason or to dream; And they, as greater men were wont to do, Felt strong desire to think the stories true; Stories of spirits freed, who came to prove To spirits bound in flesh that yet they love, To give them notice of the things below, Which we must wonder how they came to know, Or known, would think of coming to relate To creatures who are tried by unknown fate. " Warning," said Richard, " seems the only thing " That would a spirit on an errand bring; " To turn a guilty mind from wrong to right " A ghost might come, at least I think it might." " But," said the Brother, " if we here are tried, " A spirit sent would put that kw aside; " It gives to some advantage others need, " Or hurts the sinner should it not succeed: " If from the dead, said Dives, one were sent " To warn my brethren, sure they would repent; " But Abraham answer'd, if they now reject " The" guides they have, no more would that effect; " Their doubts too obstinate for grace would prove, " For wonder hardens hearts it fails to move. " Suppose a sinner in an hour of gloom, " And let a ghost with all its horrors come; " From lips unmoved let...

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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. 1823. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Introductory Discourse--For what Purpose would a Ghost appear?--How the Purpose would be answered--The Fact admitted, would not Doubt...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217903606

ISBN - 13:9780217903608

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