This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ...blind girl. "When and where is all this to be? You said J might come, so I must know the time and place." Syra told her it would be at the ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ...blind girl. "When and where is all this to be? You said J might come, so I must know the time and place." Syra told her it would be at the title of Pastor, at daybreak, on the third day from that. "But, what has made you so inquisitive, dearest? I never saw you so before. I am afraid you are becoming quite worldly." "Never you mind," replied Cfficilia, "if people choose to have secrets for me, I do not see why I should not have some of my own." Syra laughed at her affected pettishness, for she knew well the humble simplicity of the poor child's heart. They embraced affectionately and parted. Csgcilia went straight o to the kind Lucina, for she was a favourite in every house. No sooner was she admitted to that pious matron's presence, than she flew to her, threw herself upon her bosom, and burst into tears. Lucina soothed and caressed her, and soon composed her. In a few minutes she was again bright and joyous, and evidently deep in conspiracy, with the cheerful lady, about something which delighted her. When she left she was all buoyant and blithe, and went to the house of Agnes, in the hospital of which the good priest Dionysius lived. She found him at home; and casting herself on her knees before him, talked so fervently to him, that he was moved to tears, and spoke kindly and consolingly to her. The Te Deum had not yet been written; but something very like it rang in the blind girl's heart, as she went to her humble home. The happy morning at length arrived, and before daybreak the more solemn mysteries had been celebrated, and the body of the faithful had dispersed. Only those remained who had to take part in the more private function, or who were specially asked to witness it. These were Lucina and her son, the a...Read Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Poor with no dust jacket. 385 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Original full brown cloth, gilt spine title, decorative blindstamping on boards and spine, b/w frontispiece illustration with tissue guard, footnotes, a few b/w line illustrations in text, 14-pg publisher catalog in rear.; This is an actual book from 1860, not a cheap knockoff. Copyright 1854. This edition dated 1860. One of a series of historial novels depicting history of Roman Catholic Church, this one takes place prior to Nicene Council of 325 CE.; Spine heavily chipped but title readable. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Rear free endpaper torn out but present. Rear hinge sprung. Old bookplate on front endpaper, John H. Anketell's Library. Gift note in old ink in German on same. Very neat pencil note on same, stating, 'A most elegantly written and attractive tale, presenting (with the exception of a few Romish errors) a very faithful picture of the Ante-Nicene Church. JHA. PS. The errors are corrected in the margin) Margin pencil notes here and there, in same hand. Textblock tight.; Popular Catholic Library Series; Vol. 1.
New in new dust jacket. It is the reproduction of the original edition published long back. Hardcover. Printed on high quality Paper. It is processed professionally without altering its contents. No alterations have been made to the original text. Illustrations, Photographs and Index, if there is any, are printed in b/w. Folders, if any in the original, are not printed in the book. It is only a single book/volume out of the set. This book is printed on demand.
This book is one of my personal favorites. We use it as part of a literature course in historic fiction for our seventh & eighth graders, and they love it.
Cardinal Wiseman does an excellent job of tying together the lives of various martyrs (Saints Sebastian, Agnes, Pancratias, etc.) with other characters: heroes and villains, converts and apostates, pagans and Christians . . . from all ranks of fourth century Roman society. A fascinating story of grace and free will in a time distant from our own, yet fundamentally the same.
The older printings also contain extensive historical/archeological information about customs and architecture. These chapters form an great foundation for a study of the City of Rome (pull out maps!).
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