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The sad fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton

 
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dc.contributor.author Eliot, George, 1819-1880
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dc.description.abstract Forms part of Scenes of clerical life, of which the first edition was published in 1858 in two volumes.
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dc.title The sad fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton
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The Sad Fortunes of The Reverend AMos Barton by George Eliot Chapter I 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 fo . . .
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