Elizabeth Fry

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Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,642 / 201 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.3
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 409
Added to site: 2005.08.28
mnybks.net#: 11473
Genres: Biography, Religion
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er life inculcate benevolence and kindly dealing--what she needed was "the expulsive power of a new affection." This "new affection"--the love of Christ--in its turn expelled the worldliness and unrest which existed, and gave a tone to her mental and spiritual nature, which, by steady degrees, lifted her up, and caused her to forget the syren song of earth. Not all at once,--in the story of her newborn earnestness we shall find that the habits and associations of her daily life sometimes acted as drawbacks to her progress in faith. But the seed having once taken root in that youthful heart, germinated, developed, and sprang up, to bear a glorious harvest in the work of reclaiming and uplifting sunken and debased humanity.

CHAPTER II.

LIFE'S EARNEST PURPOSE.

There was no sharp dividing-line between worldliness and consecration of life in Elizabeth Gurney's case. The work was very gradually accomplished; once started into earnest living, she discerned, what

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