It had been very difficult for him to reconcile himself to the idea that his school-time was to be prolonged and that he was not to be brought up to his father’s business, which he had always thought extremely pleasant; for it was nothing but riding about, giving orders, and going to market; and he thought that a clergyman would give him a great many Scripture lessons, and probably make him learn the Gospel and Epistle on a Sunday, as well as the Collect.
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The Epistle of James advises: "Confess your sins to one another, that you may be healed."
The king read the letter, which he supposed was a loving and tender epistle La Valliere had destined for him.