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Phoebe, Junior   By: (1828-1897)

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Chronicles of Carlingford

PHOEBE, JUNIOR

MRS OLIPHANT

CONTENTS.

CHAP. PAGE

I. THE PASTOR'S PROGRESS 1

II. THE LEADING MEMBER 9

III. MR. COPPERHEAD'S BALL 16

IV. A COUNTRY PARTY 26

V. SELF DEVOTION 31

VI. A MORNING CALL 38

VII. SHOPPING 45

VIII. THE DORSETS 52

IX. COMING HOME 59

X. PAPA 67

XI. PHOEBE'S PREPARATIONS 74

XII. GRANGE LANE 81

XIII. THE TOZER FAMILY 88

XIV. STRANGERS 96

XV. A DOMESTIC CRISIS 104

XVI. THE NEW GENTLEMAN 113

XVII. A PUBLIC MEETING 119

XVIII. MR. MAY'S AFFAIRS 127

XIX. THE NEW CHAPLAIN 134

XX. THAT TOZER GIRL! 142

XXI. A NEW FRIEND 148

XXII. A DESPERATE EXPEDIENT 155

XXIII. TIDED OVER 164

XXIV. A VISIT 169

XXV. TEA 177

XXVI. THE HALL 185

XXVII. A PAIR OF NATURAL ENEMIES 192

XXVIII. THE NEW PUPIL 200

XXIX. URSULA'S ENTRÉES 209

XXX. SOCIETY AT THE PARSONAGE 217

XXXI. SOCIETY 224

XXXII. LOVE MAKING 230

XXXIII. A DISCLOSURE 236

XXXIV. AN EXTRAVAGANCE 244

XXXV. THE MILLIONNAIRE 251

XXXVI. FATHER AND SON 258

XXXVII. A PLEASANT EVENING 267

XXXVIII. AN EXPEDITION 273

XXXIX. A CATASTROPHE 281

XL. THE SINNED AGAINST 287

XLI. A MORNING'S WORK 298

XLII. A GREAT MENTAL SHOCK 307

XLIII. THE CONFLICT 312

XLIV. PHOEBE'S LAST TRIAL 326

XLV. THE LAST 336

PHOEBE, JUNIOR.

A Last Chronicle of Carlingford.

CHAPTER I.

THE PASTOR'S PROGRESS.

Miss Phoebe Tozer, the only daughter of the chief deacon and leading member of the Dissenting connection in Carlingford, married, shortly after his appointment to the charge of Salem Chapel, in that town, the Reverend Mr. Beecham, one of the most rising young men in the denomination. The marriage was in many ways satisfactory to the young lady's family, for Mr. Beecham was himself the son of respectable people in a good way of business, and not destitute of means; and the position was one which they had always felt most suitable for their daughter, and to which she had been almost, it may be said, brought up. It is, however, scarcely necessary to add that it was not quite so agreeable to the other leading members of the congregation. I should be very sorry to say that each family wished that preferment for its own favourite daughter; for indeed there can be no doubt, as Mrs. Pigeon asserted vigorously, that a substantial grocer, whose father before him had established an excellent business, and who had paid for his pew in Salem as long as any one could recollect, and supported every charity, and paid up on all occasions when extra expense was necessary, was in every way a more desirable son in law than a poor minister who was always dependent on pleasing the chapel folks, and might have to turn out any day. Notwithstanding, however, the evident superiority of the establishment thus attained by Maria Pigeon, there is a certain something attached to the position of a clerical caste, even among such an independent body as the congregation at Salem Chapel, which has its own especial charms, and neither the young people who had been her companions nor the old people who had patronized and snubbed her, felt any satisfaction in seeing Phoebe thus advanced over them to the honours and glories inalienable from the position of minister's wife... Continue reading book >>




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