'Until the shadows flee away' [by J. Maclaren]

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... UNTIL THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY.' CHAPTER I. THE LIVING 'JETSAM.' S there anything whereof it may be said, 'See! this is new?' Most assuredly, it hath already been in the olden times which were before us. We speak of modern intellectual development and modern refined susceptibilities, and are apt in thought to consider our ancestors (with some glittering historical exceptions) as mere colourless automatons, who clicked monotonously through their allotted span. But, in reality, our grandfathers and grandmothers did not, any more than their descendants, travel to eternity along a macadamized road between high walls. Then, as now, God led His people about in the life-wilderness. Then, as now, everyday cares and joys, when sanctified, preluded the white robe and the palm of victory. There is indeed no new thing under the sun. When, last June, Mr. Henderson (the recent purchaser of the estate of Winkle) gave a fete champetre on his lawn, it was the district talk for a week. 'My dear Mrs. Henderson,' said one of the guests to the hostess, as she sat down beside her under a gay Turkish tent, ornamented rather inconsistently with the prophet's green banner, and a flag bearing the Henderson arms,--'My dear Mrs. Henderson, how delightfully your fete is going off! You must feel in a perfect whirl of excitement, among such a rush of changes in your life. Coming home from India, and buying this lovely place; and Agnes' marriage, and Tom getting his commission,--all within six months! But, to be sure, in these days every one lives sensationally, and feels intensely. It is the natural result of progressing civilisation. I often wonder how the men and women of last century contrived to yawn out their dull, emotionless threescore years and ten.' Emotionless!...

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... UNTIL THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY.' CHAPTER I. THE LIVING 'JETSAM.' S there anything whereof it may be said, 'See! t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217747051

ISBN - 13:9780217747059

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