The Writings Of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHarriet Beecher Stowe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...watched her sister's stately, positive, determined figure as she went down the stairs with the decision of a general, gave a weak sigh, wished that she had not come, and, on the whole, concluded to resume her story where she had left off at Aunt Maria's entrance. CHAPTER XXVI SHE STOOD OUTSIDE THE GATE The trial of human life would be a much simpler and easier thing to meet if the lines of right and wrong were always perfectly definite. We are happy so far to believe in our kind as to think that there are vast multitudes who, if they only knew exactly what was right and proper to be done, would do it at all hazards. But what is right for me, in these particular circumstances 1--in that question, as it constantly rises, lies the great stress of the trial of life. We have, for our guidance, a Book of most high and unworldly maxims and directions, and the life of a Leader so exalted above all the ordinary conceptions and maxims of this world that a genuine effort to be a Christian, after the pattern and directions of Christ, at once brings us face to face with daily practical inquiries of the most perplexing nature. Our friend, Mrs. Maria Wouvermans, was the very type and impersonation of this world's wisdom of the ordinary level. The great object of life being to insure ease, comfort, and freedom from annoyance to one's self and one's family, her views of duty were all conveniently arranged along this line. In her view, it was the first duty of every good housekeeper to look ahead and avoid every occasion whence might arise a possible inconvenience or embarrassment. It was nobody's duty, in her opinion, to have any trouble, if it could be avoided, or to risk having any. There were, of course, duties to the poor, which she settled for by a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...watched her sister's stately, positive, determined figure as she went down the stairs with the decision of a ge...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217619061

ISBN - 13:9780217619066

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