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The Miller of Old Church

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Author: Ellen Glasgow
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 116,088 / 329 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 421
Added to site: 2006.05.01 13526

Miss Glasgow's art has deepened steadily with each new novel since she first electrified the literary world. This story unfolds itself among contemporary people whom she knows and depicts with searching sureness, sympathy, and humor.

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k at her," said Solomon Hatch, "she's soft enough, so my wife says, where sick folks an' children an' animals are consarned, but she acts as if men war born without common feelin's of natur an' didn't come inside the Commandments. It's beyond me how a kind-hearted woman can be so unmerciful to an entire sex."

"Had it been otherwise 'twould have been downright disproof of God's providence and the bond of matrimony," responded old Adam.

"True, true, Mr. Doolittle," admitted Solomon, somewhat abashed. "Thar ain't any in these parts as can equal you on the Scriptures, as I've said over an' over agin. It's good luck for the Almighty that He has got you on His side, so to speak, to help Him confound His enemies."

"Thar're two sides to that, I reckon, seein' I confound not only His enemies, but His sarvents. Sech is the shot an' shell of my logic that the righteous fall before it as fast as the wicked--faster even I might say if I war speakin' particular. Have you marked how skeery Mr. Mullen ha



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