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The Perpetual Curate➺ The Perpetual Curate Free ➰ Author Mrs. Oliphant – Varanus.us Frank Wentworth is the popular Perpetual Curate of the beautiful church of St Roque s in Carlingford The position is poorly paid and has no district attached, though he has unofficially taken over the Frank Wentworth is the popular Perpetual Curate of the beautiful church of St Roque s in Carlingford The position is poorly paid and has no district attached, though he has unofficially taken over the poor district of Wharfside and is proud of the great work in progress there He has yet to declare his love for Lucy Wodehouse, who works alongside him Then numerous events affect his reputation and shatter his calm The Perpetual Epub / The Perpetual Curate is the th of seven works set in the delightful country town of CarlingfordFree download of all seven works in the series can be found here Chronicles of Carlingford.

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  • 540 pages
  • The Perpetual Curate
  • Mrs. Oliphant
  • English
  • 18 February 2018
  • 0140161619

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  1. says:

    For everyone who has exhausted Trollope Mrs Oliphant is the next best thing Cruder in style, a little less detail, but she makes it up in passion particularly passion among English clergymen in the Victorian era, who were slow to kindle but when kindled, hard to extinguish.


  2. says:

    The Perpetual Curateis a novel written by Margaret Oliphant and published in 1864 Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs Oliphant Her fictional works encompass domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural When I read that on the back cover of the novel what I had to find out was how this woman ended up with the name Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant, it seemed rather strange This is what I foundThe Perpetual Curateis a novel written by Margaret Oliphant and published in 1864 Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs Oliphant Her fictional works encompass domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural When I read that on the back cover of the novel what I had to find out was how this woman ended up with the name Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant, it seemed rather strange This is what I found out Margaret was the daughter of Francis W Wilson a clerk, and his wife, Margaret Oliphant In May 1852, she married her cousin, Frank Wilson Oliphant, at Birkenhead, and settled at Harrington Square in London So if I get this right, Margaret was named Margaret Oliphant, after her mother, than her father s last name Wilson, then married her cousin and ended up with the name Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant however, on the cover of the book I have, she just called herself Mrs Oliphant Much simplier that way I guess As a young girl, Margaret Oliphant constantly experimented with writing and in 1849 had her first novel publishedPassages in the Life of Mrs Margaret MaitlandThis dealt with the Scottish Free Church movement, with which Mr and Mrs Wilson both sympathised, and met with some success It was followed by Caleb Field in 1851, the year in which she met the publisher William Blackwood in Edinburgh and was invited to contribute to the famous Blackwood s Magazine The connection was to last for her whole lifetime, during which she contributed well over 100 articles She had now become a popular writer, and worked with amazing industry to sustain her position Unfortunately, her home life was full of sorrow and disappointment Her husband had delicate health, and three of their six children died in infancy, while her husband developed alarming symptoms of consumption For the sake of his health they moved in January 1859 to Florence, and then to Rome, where Frank Oliphant died His wife, left almost entirely without resources, returned to England and supported herself and her remaining children by her writing All of which is sad, but it gets worse Of her three remaining children, her daughter Maggie died in 1864 while they were still in Rome and was buried with her father, then her eldest son, Cyril Francis, died in 1890, and the younger, Francis whom she called Cecco , died in 1890 With the last of her children lost to her, she had but little further interest in life Her health steadily declined, and she died at Wimbledon, London, on 25 June 1897 This is all so sad, having one child die before you would be sad but to have all six die before you, I can hardly imagine Oliphant, during an often difficult life, wrotethan 120 works, including novels, books of travel and description, histories, and volumes of literary criticism And that finally brings me to one of these 120 works,The Perpetual CurateNow that I m at the book the first thing I want to know is what exactly is a perpetual curate So, like always, I look it up The first most interesting and least helpful definition I found was thisIn simple terms, every incumbent who was not a rector was a vicar, and every vicar who was not a vicar was a perpetual curate That was definitely not helpful So I continued onPerpetual Curate was a class of resident parish priest or incumbent curate within the United Church of England and Ireland Perpetual in that, once licensed, they could not be removed by their nominating patron and could only be deprived by their diocesan bishop through the ecclesiastical courts Curates in that they were licensed by the diocesan bishop to provide Cure of Souls for the people of a district or parish Chaplains and curates were licensed by the bishop and, not having benefices, were not instituted or inducted Curates, who may be assistant, temporary or stipendiary, assist the rector or vicar and are employed and paid by him A perpetual curate, however, was nominated to a benefice by the lay owner or impropriator of its great or rectorial tithes This lay patron kept the income from the benefice and paid or granted land to the curate The latter needed only a licence from the bishop and was perpetual as he could only be removed by the withdrawal of that licence A chapel of ease could be established in the outlying parts of a parish provided the bishop, patron and incumbent agreed This might be convenient for the patron but the curate of such a place was paid from the income of the mother church and disputes frequently arose about the division of fees, tithes and the costs of repairs to the benefice house and the two churchesOK, now that I have an idea of the difference between curates, vicars, rectors and the like, I move on toThe Perpetual Curate The Perpetual Curateis one of Mrs Oliphant sChronicles of Carlingfordseries followingThe Rector , The Doctor s Family and Salem Chapelall published in 1863 The story is about Frank Wentworth, the perpetual curate of the title, Frank is a young man who loves his work but understands that it doesn t pay enough for him to marry the woman he loves, Lucy Wodehouse He comes from a wealthy family, but, unfortunately, Frank is not only the fourth son, but the second clergyman, so the family living is unavailable His three maiden aunts own another living, and everyone assumes that it will go to the nephew once the current elderly occupant expires But Frank and his aunts do not agree on how a church service should be run, his aunts are low church and Frank is a high church traditional Angelican His aunts arrive in town unexpectantly and are shocked to see flowers on the altar during the Easter service They also don t approve of his type of sermon It all seems like such silly little things to cause such strong disagreements, but nevertheless, it doesn t look good for Frank getting his living through his aunts.There are all kinds of problems surrounding Frank and his family I was already interested in the story of Frank and the aunts fighting over flowers, now his brother Gerald Wentworth, the Rector of the family parish, has been struggling with doubts and has now been converted, or perverted as the aunts call it, to the Roman Catholic Church Frank receives a letter from Gerald s wife begging him to come home immediately, and he arrives thinking something has happened to Gerald, he finds that Gerald hopes to become a Catholic priest I found myself interested to know if Gerald could somehow divorce his wife, leave her and all their children, and somehow the Catholic Church would allow him to become a priest, but you ll have to find that out for yourself If you re Catholic you probably already know the answer Frank feels badly for his brother and wants to help him, but Frank, like everyone else in the family, think Gerald is making a mistake, and all the family relies on Frank to bring Gerald to his senses It lingers over the book that if Gerald resigns the Wentworth living it will be there for Frank and Lucy, but Frank hates thinking of this.Frank s problems just keep coming The new Rector, Mr Morgan, just arriving in town at the beginning of the novel, dislikes Frank, getting angry at him for running services for the poor in his district without asking his permission something that seemed silly to me and had me on Frank s side until near the end of the novel when Frank makes the comment that no one would ever have services in his district without his permission, acting the very same way Mr Morgan acted toward Frank There is also the mysterious, poorly dressed man who shows up in Frank s lodgings, and whom Frank takes in for reasons he won t explain, even though his neighbors are none too pleased Then another brother, the eldest, Jack, shows up entangling the Curate in his dissolute life Now Frank is seen in what looks like a compromising situation with Rosa Elsworthy, a pretty, young shop girl, and rumors begin to fly Now the townspeople, led by Rosa s uncle really begin to turn against our perpetual curate It gets so bad a hearing is finally held I m not telling you what happens though.Here are some of the quotes I m still thinking aboutHe is the sort of man who would do anything foolish, you know He doesn t understand what prudence means Remember, I believe he is a good Christian all the same It s very incomprehensible but the fact is, a man may be a very good Christian, and have the least quality of sense that is compatible with existence But it was difficult, throbbing as he was with wild life and trouble to the very finger points, to get himself into the shadow of that rock hewn grave, by which, according to his own theory, the Church should be watching on this Easter Eve It was hard just then to be bound to that special remembrance What he wanted at this moment was no memory of one hour, however memorable or glorious, not even though it contained the Redeemer s grave, but the sense of a living Friend standing by him in the great struggle, which is the essential and unfailing comfort of a Christian s life One always feelsinclined to take the simple view of any matter to stand up for injured innocence, and to right the wronged when one feels one s self better off than one s neighbours I have had a happy life, said the elder brother I have not been driven to ask such questions for myself To these the Church has but one advice to offer Trust God We say so in England, said Frank Wentworth it is the grand scope of our teaching Trust God He will not explain Himself, nor can we attempt it When it is certain that I must be content with this answer for all the sorrows of life, I am content to take my doctrines on the same terms, He looks to me as good for work as any man I know but you ll give your livings to any kind of wretched make believe before you ll give them to Frank I am aware, said the heir of the Wentworths, with a momentary flush, that I have never been considered much of a credit to the family but if I were to announce my intention of marrying and settling, there is not one of the name that would not lend a hand to smooth matters That is the reward of wickedness, said Jack, with a laugh as for Frank, he s a perpetual curate, and may marry perhaps fifty years hence that s the way you good people treat a man who never did anything to be ashamed of in his life and you expect me to give up my evil courses after such a lesson I trust I am not such a fool, said the relapsed prodigal He sat looking at them all in his easy way, enjoying the confusion, the indignation, and wrath with which his address was received The man who gets his own way is the man who takes it, he concluded, with his usual composure, pouring out Miss Leonora s glass of claret as he spoke My favorite character by far was Mrs Morgan, and because of her another of my favorite characters became her husband, the Rector Mr Morgan I loved everything about this lady who seemed to at least always try to do the right thing, although she didn t always succeed, and she had the kind of temper I have I wish Mrs Morgan would have had a larger role in the novel This novel reminded me of Trollope I kept thinking of Barchester the entire time I kept expecting Mr Morgan to be another Bishop Proudie, and Mrs Morgan another Mrs Proudie, which isn t what happened at all, but I did feel like I was back in Barchester I wonder if I will keep seeing the similarities in the next book, Miss Marjoribanks I m glad I read this book and I would readbooks by Mrs Oliphant, although besides the two I have now which I came across in an used book store, I ve never seen one of her books anywhere It s between three and four stars for me, I m in a good mood so far today, so I ll give it four


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    See my review here See my review here


  4. says:

    I really enjoyed this book The characters and setting are wonderfully realised and there is a fun bit of humour that runs through the whole book especially the older female characters that cry and get flustered at the drop of a hat and one who has a massive issue with a carpet I did find the book ran a little long, particularly towards the end, and the plot is very, very predictable but that didnt detract too much from my enjoyment.


  5. says:

    Another long one, but enjoyed it as much as Miss Marjoribanks Loved all the characters and their exploits.


  6. says:

    One always feelsinclined to take the simple view of any matter to stand up for injured innocence, and to right the wronged when one feels one s self better off than one s neighbours I kind of feel that I read almost the same plot in Salem Chapel We have a clergyman who is well regarded in Carlingford However, his conduct leads to rumours and familial scandal that may damage his reputation But Mrs Oliphant did a way better job here in The Perpetual Curate than in her previous books.WeOne always feelsinclined to take the simple view of any matter to stand up for injured innocence, and to right the wronged when one feels one s self better off than one s neighbours I kind of feel that I read almost the same plot in Salem Chapel We have a clergyman who is well regarded in Carlingford However, his conduct leads to rumours and familial scandal that may damage his reputation But Mrs Oliphant did a way better job here in The Perpetual Curate than in her previous books.We follow Frank Wentworth, the Perpetual Curate of Carlingford, and how he is in love with Lucy Wodehouse But because he is a poor Curate, he cannot afford to marry I always loved the mentiones of Frank and Lucy that we got in the other books, so I was really looking forward to reading about their love story I also really enjoyed the insights into Frank s family, his aunts and brothers Mrs Oliphant really captured the feelings of a large family How you both love and are loyal to each other, but also can t stand each other most of the times.The sensational plot was also handled better than in Salem Chapel There was genuine mystery, and I did doubt who was the real culprit behind Rosa Elsworthy s disappearance And it sometimes seemed very doubtful that Frank could clear his reputation However, the plot did also drag on quite a bit Especially the ending, when we had pretty much resolved everything, dragged on for another 50 pages with not much happening that couldn t have been explained in half those amount of pages view spoiler And we didn t even get to know what happened to Gerald s religious doubts, and how Louisa and the children would live now Or who did Rosa disappear with in the end I hope some of these things are touched upon in the next novels hide spoiler This book has ranged from everything from 2 to 4 stars, so I will settle on a solid 3 star read It had its ups, and it definitely had its downs, but all in all a very enjoyable read just a bit too long.My other reviews of the Chronicles of Carlingford The Doctor s Family 2 Salem Chapel 3 Miss Marjoribanks 5


  7. says:

    One of my favorite books This is the 5th of seven works set in the delightful country town of Carlingford.Free download of all seven works in the series can be found here Chronicles of Carlingford One of my favorite books This is the 5th of seven works set in the delightful country town of Carlingford.Free download of all seven works in the series can be found here Chronicles of Carlingford


  8. says:

    The Perpetual Curate, the 4th in the Chronicles of Carlingford by Mrs Oliphant, again revolves around the life of a young clergyman Frank Wentworth is a curate in the Anglican church and has begun a work among the trades people under previous rectors that doesn t sit well with the new rector This however is a minor aspect of the book which revolves around Frank s family, his love for the previously mentioned Lucy Wodeworth, and at least one mysterious visitor to the town I enjoyed this book The Perpetual Curate, the 4th in the Chronicles of Carlingford by Mrs Oliphant, again revolves around the life of a young clergyman Frank Wentworth is a curate in the Anglican church and has begun a work among the trades people under previous rectors that doesn t sit well with the new rector This however is a minor aspect of the book which revolves around Frank s family, his love for the previously mentioned Lucy Wodeworth, and at least one mysterious visitor to the town I enjoyed this book just as much if notthan the previous books in the series They are all stand alone Both Wentworth and Lucy have appeared in other books, but nothing that is necessary knowledge to read this one Recommended for people who like 19th century literature


  9. says:

    What a lovely book another in the Carlingford series The characters in the little drama are well drawn There are an awful lot of weepy old women, and that got a little tiresome, but overall Oliphant did a masterful job in highlighting the quirks and petty motivations of a town populated with well meaning but all so human people.


  10. says:

    An interesting book with high church low church tension and a sex scandal, all patly wrapped up at the end in typical Oliphant fashion.

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