Lancashire Idylls

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INTRODUCTION
 

While Edwin Waugh and Ben Brierley have done much to perpetuate the rude moorland and busy factory life of Lancashire, little has been done to perpetuate the stern Puritanism of the hill sects.

Among these sects there is a poetry and simplicity local in character, yet delightful in spirit; and to recall and record it is the aim of the following Idylls.

The provincialism of Lancashire varies with its valleys.  It is only necessary, therefore, to remark that as these Idylls are drawn from a once famous valley in the North-east division of the county, the provincialism is peculiar to that valley — indeed, it would be more correct to say, to that section, of the valley wherein Rehoboth lies.


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CONTENTS

I. MR. PENROSE’S NEW PARISH:
1. A MOORLAND MACHPELAH
2. A CHILD OF THE HEATHER
3. OWD ENOCHS FLUTE

II. THE MONEY-LENDER:
1. THE UTTERMOST FARTHING
2. THE REDEMPTION OF MOSES FLETCHER
3. THE ATONEMENT OF MOSES FLETCHER

III. AMANDA STOTT:
1. HOME
2. LIGHT AT EVENTIDE
3. THE COURT OF SOULS
4.. THE OLD PASTOR

IV. SAVED AS BY FIRE
SAVED AS BY FIRE

V. WINTER SKETCHES:
1. THE CANDLE OF THE LORD
2. THE TWO MOTHERS
3. THE SNOW CRADLE

VI. MIRIAM’S MOTHERHOOD:
1. A WOMANS SECRET
2. HOW DEBORAH HEARD THE NEWS
3. 'IT'S A LAD!’
4. THE LEAD OF THE LITTLE ONE

VII. HOW MALACHI O’ TH’ MOUNT
WON HIS WIFE


VIII. MR. PENROSE BRINGS HOME A
BRIDE


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