St. Margaret's cave: or, The nun's story, Volume 4

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Page 116 - Whatever may be the event, you are too young to form any decided opinion," answered the Abbess. " A woman who passes her life in a convent, far from sin and the turmoil of life, doth well; but she who fulfils her duty in domestic life doth better. At our great and final account, the vestal can only plead that she perhaps escaped sin by shunning temptation ; but the chaste wife, surrounded by her children, and her children's children, shall claim a higher distinction. These shall she say are mine,...

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