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I'm not entirely certain how I feel about this book yet. I was intrigued to learn that there was a two-volume set bound in python skin made at one point in its lifetime. http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookD... Read full review
THE REVEREND DOCTOR CALLS ON BROTHER FAIR WEATHER
THE SPIDER ON HIS THREAD
FROM WITHOUT AND FROM WITHIN
THE WIDOW ROWENS GIVES A TEAPAETT
WHY DOCTORS DIFFER
THE WILD HUNTSMAN
ON HIS TRACKS
THE PERILOUS HOUR
THE DOCTOR ORDERS THE BEST SULKY WITH A DIGRESSION ON HIRED HELP
THE DOCTOR CALLS ON ELSIE VENNER
COUSIN RICHARDS VISIT
THE APOLLINEAN INSTITUTE WITH EXTRACTS FROM THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
OLD SOPHY CALLS ON THE REVEREND DOCTOR
THE NEWS BEACHES THE DUDLEY MANSION
A SOUL IN DISTRESS
THE SECRET IS WHISPERED
THE WHITE ASH
THE GOLDEN CORD IS LOOSED
MK SILAS PECKHAM BENDERS HIS ACCOUNT
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Page 3 - There is, however, in New England, an aristocracy, if you choose to call it so, which has a far greater character of permanence. It has grown to be a caste, — not in any odious sense, — but, by the repetition of the same influences, generation after generation, it has acquired a distinct organization and physiognomy...
Page x - Venner, poisoned by the venom of a crotalus before she was born, morally responsible for the "volitional" aberrations, which translated into acts become what is known as sin, and, it may be, what is punished as crime? If, on presentation of the evidence, she becomes by the verdict of the human conscience a proper object of divine pity and not of divine wrath, as a subject of moral poisoning, wherein lies the difference between her position at the bar of judgment, human or divine, and that of the...
Page 20 - ... drive back again, if you don't happen to get stuck in a drift, — no home, no peace, no continuous meals, no unbroken sleep, no Sunday, no holiday, no social intercourse, but one eternal jog, jog, jog, in a sulky, until you feel like the mummy of an Indian who had been buried in the sitting posture, and was dug up a hundred years afterwards!
Page ix - The real aim of the story was to test the doctrine of "original sin " and human responsibility for the disordered volition coming under that technical denomination. Was Elsie Venner, poisoned by the venom of a crotalus before she was born, morally responsible for the "volitional...