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illustrated.1836 Excerpt: ... An hour's absence of the worthy man,
having given me time to revise my theme, I took care to improve it
to the best advantage; and the tea things being laid with a very
fair proportion of plate in the shape of tea and coffee pots, cream
ewers, toast stands, and so on, the master of the house made his
appearance, all redolent of the odours of the horse-stall. He at
once desired me to read my performance. This I accordingly did, and
most graciously I must say it was received. In truth I could
scarcely account for the gleam of pleasure which seemed to twinkle
in the reverend gentleman's eyes, as he moved his head every now
and then, in approbation of some turned period, or carefully
weighed sentence. Having finished die perusal of the manuscript, he
took it from my hand, and giving it an attentive examination, said,
"Sir, that is not bad; though if any thing a little too florid."
After this piece of criticism, he relapsed into silence, and
continued rubbing his forehead for some minutes. He then added, "
Yes, you will do, sir--you will have to write two such discourses
every week, besides a few other matters--such as the clerical
correspondence of the living, to which is annexed the rural deanery
of this district. As my parish is large, and duties very laborious,
1 cannot devote as much time to some pursuits as I could wish; if
therefore your exercises are got up as they ought to be, I may
occasionally reward, your labours by the gratification of allowing
you to hear them delivered to my flock. In such a situation as
yours, I need not enlarge upon the virtue of prudence--you may now
retire. You will find that my domestics enjoy a very comfortable
board; and I sincerely hope, for your sake, that you will be able
to discharge your duties properly." For some mome...
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