After a bundle about pastoral life last week, we thought we would follow up with stories focussing on the people inside the church, rather than the community they serve.
The first piece in this bundle is a humorous anecdote by Anthony Trollope called The Relics of General Chasse: A Tale of Antwerp, about a clergyman who loses his trousers.
Trollope was a postal works inspector and novelist, born in 1815. His notable works are set in the imaginary county of Barsetshire, in addition to works set in Ireland during the potato famine during the 1840-1850′s.
The second story is The Supply at Saint Agatha’s by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. Phelps was an American feminist who challenged gender roles, female clothing traditions and the christian afterlife, and who became an antivivisection advocate later in life.
The last piece in this bundle is another one by Anthony Trollope; The Parson’s Daughter of Oxney Colne. This apparent love story revolves around a parson’s daughter Patience who accepts a marriage proposal but then has second thoughts.
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These stories were sourced from Project Gutenberg, the volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works:
The Relics of General Chasse: A Tale of Antwerp by Anthony Trollope
The Supply at Saint Agatha’s by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
The Parson’s Daughter of Oxney Colne by Anthony Trollope
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