Orientations

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,667 / 148 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,939
Added to site: 2010.02.18
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Origin: gutenberg.org

The Punctiliousness of Don Sebastian -- A Bad Example -- De Amicitia -- Faith -- The Choice of Amyntas -- Daisy --

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very day she went to the cathedral at Xiormonez and remained long immersed in her devotions. Her charity was exemplary, and no beggar ever applied to her in vain.

But even if Don Sebastian and his wife had not possessed these conjugal virtues, they would have been in Xiormonez persons of note, since not only did they belong to an old and respected family, which was rich as well, but the gentleman's brother was archbishop of the See, who, when he graced the cathedral city with his presence, paid the greatest attention to Don Sebastian and Doña Sodina. Everyone said that the Archbishop Pablo would shortly become a cardinal, for he was a great favourite with the king, and with the latter His Holiness the Pope was then on terms of quite unusual friendship.

And in those days, when the priesthood was more noticeable for its gallantry than for its good works, it was refreshing to find so high-placed a dignitary of the Church a pattern of Christian virtues, who, notwithstanding his gorgeous habit

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