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The Farringdons

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 108,966 / 299 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 772
Added to site: 2006.11.14 15235

"A most readable story of the fortunes of several interesting people... A Plot that threads its way through the story reaches a conclusion the unexpectedness of which adds to the pleasure that the reader will find in this romance." --Providence News.

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ir-haired angels in long white nightgowns and purple wings.

Not of course then, but in after years, Elisabeth learned to understand that this window was a type and an explanation of the power of early Methodism, the strength whereof lay in its marvellous capacity of adapting religion to the needs and use of everyday life, and of bringing the infinite into the region of the homely and commonplace. We, with our added culture and our maturer artistic perceptions, may smile at a Jacob's Ladder formed according to the domestic architecture of the first half of the nineteenth century; but the people to whom the other world was so near and so real that they perceived nothing incongruous in an ordinary stair-carpet which was being trodden by the feet of angels, had grasped a truth which on one side touched the divine, even though on the other it came perilously near to the grotesque. And He, Who taught them as by parables, never misunderstood--as did certain of His followers--their reverent irreverence; but, u



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