James, Or, Virtue Rewarded

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Stone & Kimball, 1896 - 285 pages
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Page 69 - The 8omer- custom in that and in the neighbouring counties to set wakes, hold feasts under the name of wakes on the day of the saint to whom the parish church was dedicated. In the sixteenth century these wakes were, for the most part, transferred to the preceding or the following Sunday. Such convivial gatherings always afford a temptation to coarse and unrefined natures, and the wakes not unfreqcntly ended in drunkenness and in the indulgence of the lower passions.
Page 16 - Give my love to all my dear friends, and believe me, " Your very true friend,
Page 254 - She was still lying on the sofa, which had been wheeled in front of the schoolroom fire. There were traces of tears in her eyes when he entered. " Mr. Howson," she said, " are you going to send me away ? Do forgive me—if you only knew how I have suffered.

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