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3-120 (Raw)

Item metadata
Speaker:
addressee,male author,female,Parkes, Menie (Clarinda Sarah),17
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
312
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_South_Wales
Created:
1856
Identifier
3-120
Source
Niall, 1998
pages
64-65
Document metadata
Extent:
1742
Identifier
3-120-raw.txt
Title
3-120#Raw
Type
Raw

3-120-raw.txt — 1 KB

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<source><g=f><o=a><age=17><status=2><abode=nv><p=nsw><r=prw><tt=pc><3-120>
My DEAR FATHER,
I cannot go to the University on Sunday. You must have noticed that I evaded giving a direct answer to Dr Woolley's invitation; simply because I determined that I would not go if I could avoid doing so. My reasons are that tho' I know that "the sabbath was made for man and not man for the sabbath" yet I also know that it is "the Lord's day on which we may not think our own thoughts or speak our own words" and from this I gather that I am not excused in doing any work but the real acts of necessity and the labour of worship (if it is such) on that day, and I am quite sure that my going to the University would be neither one nor other. Besides it is communion Sunday and could I overcome the first objection I could not the second - that it would interfere with my receiving the Sacrament. Imperfectly as I may, and do, perform the perfect will of God, I do not deliberately and determinately disobey Him - and so I wish to refuse this invitation.
And now, my dear father, will you be angry with me for this? Shall I tell you how my own wishes are all panting to go, how I long to tread the halls which will be trod by great men here-after? Shall I tell you how I fear your anger, and how I paced backwards and forwards for hours hesitating before I boldly determined to take this course and refuse to go? [65]
You must not be angry with me for I still read in the Bible which I strive to make my Guide the command 'Obey thy parents' and so if you still wish it I will go and cheerfully tho' not willingly.
I REMAIN, / YOUR'S AFFECTIONATELY / MENIE PARKES
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