Barchester Towers (Google eBook)

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J. Lane, 1902 - 737 pages
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User Review  - Deborah Parker - Goodreads

Reread this for the third time this summer. Ideal for anyone looking for more tongue-in-cheek treatment of English genteel society. Characters are similar to those one would find in an Austen novel ... Read full review

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Page 300 - Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
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