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LADY OF THE MANOR;
A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS
SUBJECT OF CONFIRMATION.
INTENDED FOR THE USE OF
THE MIDDLE AND HIGHER RANKS
BY MRS. SHERWOOD,
IN SEVEN VOLUMES.
TOWAR, J. & D. M. HOGAN; Pittsburg-HOGAN & CO.
Stereotyped by L. Johnson.
LADY OF THE MANOR.
Sixth Commandment.—Thou shalt do no murder.
THE lady of the manor, finding herself again surrounded by her young people, asked one of them to repeat the sixth commandment, viz. "Thou shalt do no murder," which was to furnish the subject for conversation during the evening.
"I remember the time, and indeed it is not a very distant one," remarked one of the young ladies, "when I should have said, 'Here at least I am guiltless; here at least I am safe: I never committed murder, that is very certain.""
"And would you not venture to assert as much now, my dear Miss Emmeline?" said the lady of the manor, smiling.
The young lady shook her head, and replied, "No, no; I have already been brought in guilty in every conversation, and now I dare not plead innocence on any occasion."
"Until we are made sensible of the spirituality and extent of the law of God, my dear young people," remarked their excellent instructress, we may possibly buoy ourselves up with the idea that we have duly observed