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Eleanore & Antoinette page 345

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HARPER & BROTTIERS 92 CUFF STREET.

LADY OF THE MANOR;

BEING

A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS

ON THE

SUBJECT OF CONFIRMATION.

INTENDED FOR THE USE OF

THE MIDDLE AND HIGHER RANKS

: VCUNG FEMALES. , ,

BY MRS. SHERWOOD,
Author of "Littje Henryognd, Hjg Bearer,” &c. &c.

IN FOUR VOLUM ES.

VOL. IV.

NEW-YORK:
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LADY OF THE MANOR.

CHAPTER XXVIII.

Second Conversation on the Lord's Prayer_Lead us

not into Temptation."

"I HAVE promised you, my dear young people,” said the lady of the manor, when next the party met, “ to furnish you with a story on the subject of temptations. I shall now fulfil my engagement, without any other preface than to remind you, that our Lord's expression, 'Lead us not into temptation, by no means asserts that the Almighty tempts t's, for we are tempted and drawn aside by our own evil inclinations. (See James 1. 13, 14.) I will now leave my little history to speak for itself.”

; . .

The Beratiful Estelle, . “An interval of quiet, and å space for reflection on the past, after the experience of many and various tossings on the tempestuous sea of life, being permitted me, ere my departure from the present scene of things, I am inclined to avail myself of it, in order to arrange certain papers which have long lain by me, relative to a lady, with whose history my own is intimately connected, and to furnish such additions to her narrative as few are so able to supply as myself; my motive for so doing not being to afford amusement to the idle reader, but to hold up a warning to youth, and to show the very dreadful effects of a presumptuous and self-confiding spirit. There are no promises contained in Scripture for the consolation of the proud; whereas we are assured that God will guide those in judgment who are meek, and that he will teach his way to such as are gentle. (Psalm xxv, 9.)

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