Agnes Grey - Angeline Goreau, Anne Brontë

“But please, sir,” says I, “if I do go to church, what the better shall I be?  I want to have my sins blotted out, and to feel that they are remembered no more against me, and that the love of God is shed abroad in my heart; and if I can get no good by reading my Bible an’ saying my prayers at home, what good shall I get by going to church?”

 

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