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John; A Love Story (Paperback) Loot Price: R466
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John; A Love Story (Paperback): Margaret Wilson Oliphant

John; A Love Story (Paperback)

Margaret Wilson Oliphant

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...too innocent to know. I believe and I don't believe. But the thing is, how can I teach, how can I pronounce with authority, not being sure?--that is what stops me." Kate stopped too, being perplexed. "I don't like the thought of your being a clergyman," she said, with what would have been, could he have seen it, a pleading look up into his face. And then a long sigh came from John's breast. She heard that, but she did not know that he shook his head as well; and in her ignorance she went on. "It would be so much better for you to do anything else. Of course, if you had had a very strong disposition for it--but when you have not. And you would do so very much better for yourself. If you were to give it up--" "Give it up " cried John; "the only work that is worth doing on earth " "But, good heavens Mr Mitford, what do you mean? for I don't understand you. If it is the only work worth doing on earth, why do you persuade people you don't mean to do it 1 I don't understand." "Where is there any other work worth doing?" said John. "I don't want to be a soldier, which might mean something. Could I be a doctor, pretending to know how to cure people of their illnesses--or a lawyer, taking any side he is paid for? No, that is the only work worth doing: to devote one's whole life to the service of men--to save them, mend them, bring them from the devil to God. Where is there any such work 1 And yet I pause here on the threshold, all for a defect of nature. I know you are despising me in your heart." "No, no," said Kate, quite bewildered. She did not despise him; on the contrary, it just gleamed across her mind that here was something she had no comprehension of--something...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2012
First published: June 2012
Authors: Margaret Wilson Oliphant
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-12875-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-236-12875-3
Barcode: 9781236128751

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