S H I R L E Y -- 1807 -- CONTENTS. I.-LEVITICAL . 11.-THE WAQGONB,
2 ILL-MR Y o m I a 1V.- fa YORKE continued . S 4 V.-EIOLLOWs
COTTAGE . . 1 VI.-COBIOLABUS . S VI1.-THE CURATE A S T TEA .
42IL-NOAH AND MOSES S - TPE.--BRURMAIN . a I m X-OLD MAIDS . I
XL-FIELDIIEAD . . a XU.-SLIIRLCY AND CAROLINE . XIIL-FURTHER
COXMUNICATI O O N N BBU SINESS . XW.-SHIIILEY GEEHS TO BE SAVED BY
MORBQ . XV.-MR DONNEEBX ODUB . XV.-- H TSUNTIDE XVI1.-THE
SCHOOL-FEAST . XV1LI.-WHICH THX GENTEERLE ADE I R S RECONMENDED TO
SKIP, LOW PERSOB B S E ING IIERE INTXO DUCED . .-A SUMD NEIRG HT .
a . XX-To-RIORROW . X-MR PRYOX . XXII.- h0 LIVES . . XXIIL-Ax
EVENIHQ O UT XX1V.-THE VALLEY O F THE SHADOW OF Dsara V.-Tm WEST
WIND BLOWS . . CEAPTER xxvI.-OLD COPP- OES S XXVI1.-THE FIRSTB
LUE-STOCKINQ . VIII.-PIIEBE ., XXIX.-LOUIS hIooalp S 9 X-RUSHEDGE,
A CONFESSIONAL . I.--UNCLE AND NIECE . XXXII.-THE SCHOOLB A O N Y D
THE OOD- Y H XXX1II.-MARTINB TACTICB . XXXIV.-CAS or DOMESTIPCE
RSECUTION.-REHARK ABLE STANCE OF PIOUP E RSEVERAN I C N E HE
DISCHARG OF E RELI IODUUST IEB . XXXV.-WIIEREIN MATTER M S A KE
SOME PROGRES B S U . T NOT MUCH X-WRITTEN IN TIIE SCHOOLRO . M
--THE WIN INQ-m . S H I R L E Y -- CHAPTER I. LEYITICAL. OF laSR
years, an abundant shower of curates has fallen upon die north of
England they lie very thick on the hills every parish has one oi.
more of them they are young enough to be very active, and ought to
be doing a great deal of good. But not of late years are we about
to spealr we are going back to the beginning of this century late
years-present years are dusty, sun-burnt, hot, arid we will evade
the nooil, forget it in siesta, pass the mid-day in slumber, and
dream ot dawn. If you think, from thispreInde, that anything Iike a
romance is preparing for you, reader, you never were more mistaken.
Do you anticipate sentiment, and poetry, and reverie 1 Do you
expect passion, and stimulus, and melodrama Calm your expectations
rcdnce them to a lowly standard. Something real, cool, and colid,
lies before you something unromantic as Monday morning, when all
who have work - walce with the consciousness that they must rise
and betalco themselves thereto. It ici not positively afirmerl that
you shall not have a taste of the exciting, perhaps towards thc
middle and close of the meal, h t it is resolved that the first
dish set upon the table shall be me that a Catholic-ay, even an
Anglo-Catholic-might eat on Good Friday in Passion Week it shall be
cold Ientils and vinegar without oil it shaU be unleavened bread
with bitter herbs, and no roast lamb. Of late ycars, I say, an
abundant shower of curates haa fallen upon t e north of England but
in eighteen-hunclredeleven-twelve that affluent rain had not
descended curatwere scarce then there was no Pastoral Aid-no
Additional Curates Society to stretch a helping hand to worn-ont
old rectors and incumbents, and give them the nhe rvitM to pay B
vigorous young colleague from Oxford cr Cambridge. The preseub
pucceesors of the apostles, disciples of Dr Pil y al ld 1 tools of
the Propngmda, were at tlot time being hatched under
cradle-blankets, or undergoing regeneration by nursery-baptism in
wash-hand-basins. You could not have guessed by looking at any one
of them that the It. an-ironed double frills of its net-cap
surrounded the brows of a pre-ordained, specially sanctified
successor of St Paul, St Peter, or St John nor could you have
foreseen in thefolds of its long night-gown the white surplice in
which it was hereafier cruelly to exercise the souls of its
parishioners, and strangely to nonplus its oldfashioned vicar by
flourishing aloft in a pulpit the shirt-like raiment which had
never bef rew aved higher than the read ing . desk...
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