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The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton

By Eliot, George

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Book Id: WPLBN0000629183
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton  
Author: Eliot, George
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Excerpt: SHEPPERTON Church was a very different?looking building five?and?twenty years ago. To be sure, its substantial stone tower looks at you through its intelligent eye, the clock, with the friendly expression of former days; but in everything else what changes! Now there is a wide span of slated roof flanking the old steeple; the windows are tall and symmetrical; the outer doors are resplendent with oak?graining, the inner doors reverentially noiseless with a garment of red baize; and the walls, you are convinced, no lichen will ever again effect a settlement on they are smooth and innutrient as the summit of the Rev. Amos Barton?s head, after ten years of baldness and supererogatory soap. Pass through the baize doors and you will see the nave filled with well?shaped benches, understood to be free seats; while in certain eligible corners, less directly under the fire of the clergyman?s eye, there are pews reserved for the Shepperton gentility. Ample galleries are supported on iron pillars, and in one of them stands the crowning glory, the very clasp or aigrette of Shepperton church?adornment namely, an organ, not very much out of repair, on which a collector of small rents, differentiated by the force of circumstances into an organist, will accompany the alacrity of your departure after the blessing, by a sacred minuet or an easy ?Gloria'.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton, 1 -- George Eliot, 1 -- Chapter 1, 1 -- Chapter 3, 13 -- Chapter 4, 17 -- Chapter 5, 19 -- Chapter 6, 23 -- Chapter 7, 28 -- Chapter 8, 32 -- Chapter 9, 35 -- Chapter 10, 37 -- Conclusion, 38


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