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A Fair Penitent

Auhtor: Wilkie Collins

Language: english
Published: 1857

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Review by Joanna Daneman, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Fair Penitent':

... behind him, in his own country, the reputation of a lively writer of the second class, who addressed the public of his day with fair success, and who, ...
... at painting in miniature, and, most remarkable quality of all, she was possessed of prodigious muscular strength. It is recorded of Mademoiselle, that ...
... immediately, and the connection between them was broken off. In all her former love-affairs, she had been noted for the high tone which she adopted towards ...
... Dufresne is not once mentioned from one end of her narrative to the other. On the twenty-fifth of April, seventeen hundred and twenty-two (writes Mademoiselle ...
... says. Do you come to reward God for making you the attractive person that you are, by mortally transgressing His laws every day of your life. I hear ...
... with myself. My health suffered under them to such an extent that I was troubled with perpetual attacks of retching and sickness, which, however, ...
... all gone. I employed myself in writing farewell letters to the manager and company of the theatre, and in making the necessary arrangements for sending ...
... now when I quit my cell to sing in the choir. Such already was the happy result of my perpetual masses, my general confession, and my three hours' interview ...
... that remained from the dinner of the house. They had nothing but a little stewed carp, of which I eat with an excellent appetite. Marvellous to ...
... only and, moved by these considerations, I resolved, now that I had taken the first important step, to proceed in the future with caution. The ...
... species of pious exercise, in a letter which he wrote to me with his own hand. The holy father, after deeply regretting my inability to keep awake, informed ...
... from the pen of a holy man. If he tells me to flog my wickedness out of me, is it not my bounden duty to lay on the scourge with all my might immediately. ...
... with a saintly amiability. Give me the cat-o'-nine-tails, he said, in conclusion, and I will keep it for you till you ask me for it again. You ...
... regular method of practising it from the sisterhood, and feeling, in a spiritual point of view, immensely the better for it. The nuns, finding that ...
... wishes were scrupulously fulfilled and the nuns were dreadfully frightened when they heard that I had been an actress at Paris. But the Archbishop ...
... the stage, and soon tempted, with my youth and inexperience, to lead an irregular life. I do not wish to assert that dissipation necessarily follows ...
... water from a deep well, to carry each sister's pitcher to its proper place, and to scrub the tables in the refectory. From these occupations I got on ...
... its mercy has led me, and to persevere in a life of penitence and devotion to the end of my days. So this singular confession ends. Besides the little ...
... for she continued, in spite of it, to clean her own cell, to make her own bed, and to cook her own food just as usual. One little characteristic ...
... down to the dull life his relatives expect of him, and they cast him off. Then he falls in love at first sight with a mysterious young woman and gets ...