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Extracts from a Journal of a Voyage of Visitation in the 'Hawk', 1859

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Author: Edward Feild
Published: 1860
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,727 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.5
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 398
Added to site: 2006.09.17
mnybks.net#: 14397
Genre: Religion
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admitted, by baptism or reception as the case might require; and two couples, who had been united by a fisherman, expressed a wish to be duly married. One couple made some difficulty about the fee (having no money), but promised to send the amount (20s.) in money, or fish, to the nearest clergyman, in the fall. The service was to have commenced at five o'clock, but it was with difficulty all were got together and duly arranged at 6.15. We said the Evening Prayers, which I fear must have been parables to these poor people, several of whom had lived here and in the neighbouring coves all their life, and had never before seen a clergyman, or heard the service. After the second lesson, the baptisms had to be performed, and sad and strange were the discoveries made by the question, whether the child or person (for some were fifteen, sixteen, and eighteen years of age) had been baptized or no? Of all it was answered they had been baptized; but some, it appeared, could not tell by whom, some by fishermen, several b

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