MARGARET PERCIVAL IN AMERICA ; A TALE

 
9781231111727: MARGARET PERCIVAL IN AMERICA ; A TALE

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. 1850 Excerpt: ... was an implied homage to her Church. Mr. Wilkie had spoken of it without thinking how much it interested her; but when she drew him out, she found that there was, beneath it, not a feeling of special regard for her communion, but a sense of the entire equality of all such subdivisions, such as she had scarcely dreamed of before. " My uncle used to speak of our Church," said she to herself, " as in Providence the Church of England, if nothing more. What would he think, to know that here is an instance where, to a Church-woman, it is fortunate that she happens to be all alone, among people of other persuasions? " And then she wondered whether her uncle would credit the entire equality, as between different sects, which Mr. Wilkie's statement supposed. She asked him some further question about it. " O! as to that," said he, " do not misunderstand me. As a whole, perhaps we have our share of bigotry. Standish is a Methodist,--a sincere, zealous Methodist,--but he is a man of sense. The fools here are bigots, as they are everywhere, Miss Percival." When the day came, Margaret brought up her courage to go to meet the examination, and was self-possessed enough to bring home an amusing account of it in the evening. Only ten of the "candidates" had appeared. She had found it quite sensible, but sometimes inconceivably odd, as when some one asked her how she would teach "Verbation" and "Figuration;" but her trial was not, however, at all severe. See Goodenow's Book of Elements. The issue is best told in Mr. Harrod's little note of triumph. _, "Wednesday Eve. "dear Wilkie:--" Miss Margaret is chosen. As thus " First ballot:--Miss Aight, Miss Bean, Miss Seyd, Miss Dietz, Miss Per...

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