The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant
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The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant

By Alexander Johnstone Wilson
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Table of Contents
  • THE LIFE OF THOMAS WANLESS, PEASANT.
  • THE LIFE OF THOMAS WANLESS, PEASANT.
    • INTRODUCTORY.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • WHEREIN IS SET FORTH THE BLESSEDNESS OF A HELOT'S NURTURE.
  • CHAPTER II
    • INTRODUCES THE READER TO A PHILANTHROPIC PARSON AND A GREAT SQUIRE.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • EXHIBITS MORE PHILANTHROPY, OF A MIXED SORT, PLUS A LITTLE FIGHTING—THE "ALLOTMENT" CURE FOR HUNGER.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • DISCLOSES AN EXCELLENT, INFALLIBLE AND ARISTOCRATIC PLAN FOR MANUFACTURING CRIMINALS.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • MAKES KNOWN THE EXCELLENT QUALITIES OF JAIL LIFE.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • IS OF THE NATURE OF A SERMON.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • MAY INDICATE TO THE READER, AMONGST OTHER THINGS, SOME OF THE ADMIRABLE ARRANGEMENTS WHEREBY ENGLAND OBTAINS MEN FOR A STANDING ARMY.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • INTRODUCES THE READER TO VERY ARISTOCRATIC COMPANY.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • TELLS AN OLD, OLD STORY.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • BRINGS THE READER BACK TO THE RESPECTABILITIES OF THE PARSONAGE.
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • REVEALS THE SORROWS OF A MERE PEASANT MAIDEN.
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • WHEREIN WE SEE BREEDING—HIGH AND LOW.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • THROWS A LITTLE LIGHT ON A SUBJECT SOMETIMES UNCTUOUSLY CONDESCENDED UPON BY PREACHERS OF "WORDS."
  • CHAPTER XIV.
    • BRINGS THE DOUBTLESS RELUCTANT READER ONCE MORE INTO CONTACT WITH A "GALLANT" WOOER, AND GIVES FURTHER PROOF OF THE DIFFICULTY WHICH BESETS ALL ATTEMPTS TO HARMONISE TRUTH AND FASHIONABLE "CHRISTIAN" RESPECTABILITY.
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • IS TOO BAD FOR DESCRIPTION.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • TELLS OF A BETTER QUEST THAN THAT OF THE HOLY GRAIL.
  • CHAPTER XVII.
    • HAS IN IT, ALAS! NOTHING THAT IS NEW.
  • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • POINTS ONCE MORE TO THE MORAL OF THE POET'S SAYING,—"SWEET ARE THE USES OF ADVERSITY."
  • CHAPTER XIX.
    • OPENS TO THE INWARD EYE THE CHASTENED JOY THAT GLOWS, WHEN THE LOST ONE IS FOUND, IN THE SOUL OF HIM "WHOSE GRIEF WAS CALM, WHOSE HOPE WAS DEAD."
  • CHAPTER XX.
    • MAINTAINS THAT FOR THE WRONG SIN-BURDENED MORTAL NO SLEEP IS SO SWEET AS THE LAST LONG SLEEP OF ALL.
  • CHAPTER XXI.
    • BRINGS US ALL TO THE JOURNEY'S END.
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