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A Circuit Rider Wife

Auhtor: Corra Harris

Language: english
Published: 1910

Genres:

fiction and literature,  humor,  religion
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Review by Stephen M. Charme, October 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Circuit Rider Wife':

Wonderful amusing thought-provoking memoir of Mrs. Harris married life as a preachers wife in the turn of the century rural South.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Circuit Rider Wife':


... Church. I was born in Edenton, a little white-and-blue town in Middle Georgia, and my name was recorded in the third generation of Edens on the baptismal ...
... and down and larrup 'em with it.. All this was delivered in a bellowing voice that fairly shook the feathers in my hat. And it indicates the quality ...
... many of them we should never get the proper contrite spirit to seek of our own will and accord after salvation. He would have been obliged to thrust it ...
... that first Sunday at Redwine, and she passed like a sudden gleam into the darkness of the coming night. William's joy was beautiful to see, but ...
... And I had another view of the ministerial character. William spent all his time in the stricken homes of his people. It was not a sense of duty or ...
... speed in the legs and a mettlesome, race-track temperament. On a certain Saturday, after services at Beaverdam Church, we were returning home in a ...
... old midwife changed to a dragon-faced butterfly, and I knew no more till the dawn and the snow spread a pale light over the world outside. Within, the ...
... by two she bears because they had made fun of a bald-headed man. I don't believe that tale. was the astounding irreverent comment. It proceeded ...
... salvation without any wisdom of words worth mentioning, yet with a wisdom as sweet, as redolent of goodness as the carnations in Heaven are of Paradise. ...
... man in the church who did not. And it is only a question of time when she would have betrayed William in the Second Book of Samuel if I had not intervened. She ...
... praise than William sent him in his letters. We were in a small town that year in the malarial district and William's health was not good. It was ...
... the support of the ministry, and would have sent it as a memorial to the General Conference, but for my interference. He had elaborated a plan by which ...
... all of William's. They not only crowded in to hear him preach, they were singularly amiable about coming up to the altar if he extended an invitation ...
... from his sermons. No man could pray a more open-faced, self-respecting prayer, and not one was more conscientious in the discharge of his duties to ...
... was composed mostly of these songs interspersed now and then with wildly excruciating exhortations from Brother Dunn to repent and believe. He explained, ...
... form of courage than that denoted in Matthew Arnold's famous poem, The Last Word and I have seen many a worm rise shouting from the altar rail under ...
... Christians.. Stop. said William, lifting one of his thin, white hands and waving it imperatively at her. You must not speak irreverently. I know ...
... without him. Then suddenly the veil lifted. I seemed at last to have conceded him to what is beyond the grave. At once my own mind came back to me, not ...
... gives five dollars that the Gospel may be spread in China and Siam. Who gives five dollars that there may be light in India and to save women from casting ...
... happened. I have not been offended morally by anything I have seen in the theaters or other places of amusement, but I have had conscientious scruples ...