William And Mary; A Tale Of The Siege Of Louisburg, 1745

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byDavid Hickey

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. A YOUNG HERETIC. William was duly enrolled as a student of the "high larnin'," as his mother persisted in calling it, early in the autumn, and during the following winter made such progress in his studies as to surprise his dear old tutor, as well as astonish his stern but affectionate father. Serious thoughts about this time began to enter the deacon's mind as to whether his boy was not clearly intended for the Church. He never hinted such a thing, however, to Mr. Fenwick. Modesty kept him silent here, for well he knew his pastor would speak out in good time. The winter wore pleasantly away with all parties. Abijah was about the same, still dejected and worn, with a haggard look upon his withered face. He had sacredly maintained silence in the matter of " 'pintin' and 'lectin'," in accordance with his promise to the minister. Harry and Mary grew apace, always welcome at the deacon's, and, weather permitting, always ready to test their welcome. Farley himself was in his element during the long cold nights sitting by the blazing fireside poring intently over his Bible or diving into Matthew Henry's great Commentary --a recent loan from the pastor's library. William would sit on the opposite side of the table deeply immersed in the intricacies of the "high larnin'," while the mother, with Carlo at her feet, kept knitting away for dear life as if the welfare of all depended on the performance. She was very happy just now, bless her heart, why shouldn't she? William was happy and that was enough. How she loved the boy! A tear would get into her eye, do what she would, as she sat there of an evening watching him at his book. Then she would drop a stitch or pretend she had dropped one, which was the same thing. It gave her a chance to brush her ha...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. A YOUNG HERETIC. William was duly enrolled as a student of the "high larnin'," as his mother persisted in callin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217657176

ISBN - 13:9780217657174

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