Miss Van Kortland; A novel

9781130938166: Miss Van Kortland; A novel
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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. 1875 Excerpt: ...in eternity. I think at first it would bo heaven enough to feel that I had an earnest desire to be good, and had more palpable helps than we can expect to receive here, and was not made cross and fretful by a headache or neuralgia, or any of the physical ills that torment us now, and make it so difficult to possess our souls in patience." "Old Miss Honeywell used to have a theory that we should all be obliged to leant Hebrew the first thing, because the patriarchs spoke it, and my mother worried me dreadfully to study the language and so save time, but I would not hear of the idea." "You see, Miss Honeywell wanted to go to Abraham's house--now, I don't, for I dislike him and all the other patriarchs, except Absalom, and I suppose he wasn't one. I think I shall be fond of Saint Paul, though I doubt if he likes women to this day." ' People call you a Romanist, Gay." "That is because they are as ignorant as stones, my dear. Wherever the Romish church chngs to the pure Catholic faith, I certainly have sympathy with it; but the two poles are not further apart, than an understanding churchman and the wretched hash Mariolatry has made of Papacy in our day." "I don't think I knew much about the church really, till you gave me those books to read." "So few people do--you needn't go far to find people in the church who will accept the proposition that it began with Henry VIII.--in perfect ignorance of history, even. It is shameful that while all sorts of useless ologies are taught in our schools, the history of the church that Christ founded, that has come down to us in an unbroken succession of bishops, plainly to be traced as any other common historical fact, should be left out, and children grow up believing t...

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