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The Weaker Vessel

The Weaker Vessel

(1913)
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It was Harvest Festival at St. Peter's, Bracebridge, next day, and by four o'clock on Saturday afternoon, when the choir assembled to practise the hymns and chants for the service, the decorations were complete, and, so thought Mrs. Ramsden, who had in the main been responsible for them, very tasteful. She might have added, without deviation from the truth, had she been so disposed, that they were also somewhat smellful. Wreaths of corn and barley decked lectern and pulpit, and, mixed with ivy and laurel to give body, climbed up the row of pillars between the nave of the church and the aisle, while the choir seats in front of the organ were a positive bower of farinaceous vegetables. But other vegetables than the farinaceous had been used to deck the church, and it was they which, though equally tasteful, promised to challenge another sense. All up the sides of the chancel steps, for instance, were rows of discouraged cauliflowers and cabbages, while in the windows, mixed with the corn and barley, were apples, and melons, and pears, and in the background great lumpy swedes and pumpkins. Already the atmosphere was what might be described as "a little faint"; by the next day it was likely to be much fainter. In other respects the church was one of those that had been inspired by the devotional faith of the middle of the nineteenth century, with round limestone pillars of that particular epoch supporting pointed arches, with pitch-pine pews, and blue and red encaustic tiles, with windows in which violent and impure colours predominated, showing a green-robed Jonah being fitted with the precision of a cork into the mouth of a mild mauve whale, and, as a companion maritime scene, St. Peter walking in curious jewelled slippers over a purple sea. Elsewhere Joseph was complacently recounting his dream to his irritated family, and was subsequently being lowered into a spacious brown well, from which escape seemed not very difficult.

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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : Hardback
Title: The Weaker Vessel
Author(s): E F 1867-1940 Benson
ISBN: 1-356-33852-6 / 978-1-356-33852-8
Publisher: Palala Press
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Weaker Vessel (1913)
Author(s): Edward F Benson
ISBN: 1-164-34255-X / 978-1-164-34255-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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June 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Weaker Vessel (1913)
Author(s): Edward F Benson
ISBN: 0-548-98512-X / 978-0-548-98512-0 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Weaker Vessel (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-331-53317-1 / 978-1-331-53317-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The Weaker Vessel
Author(s): Edward Frederic Benson
ISBN: 1-294-53747-4 / 978-1-294-53747-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Weaker Vessel
Author(s): Edward Frederic Benson
ISBN: 1-289-43156-6 / 978-1-289-43156-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Weaker Vessel
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-4733-0659-0 / 978-1-4733-0659-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peffer Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Weaker Vessel (1913)
Author(s): Edward F Benson
ISBN: 1-163-97797-7 / 978-1-163-97797-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The weaker vessel
Author(s): E F 1867-1940 Benson
ISBN: 1-177-27327-6 / 978-1-177-27327-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Weaker Vessel
Author(s): Edward Frederic Benson
ISBN: 1-147-88214-2 / 978-1-147-88214-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Weaker Vessel
Author(s): Edward Frederic Benson
ISBN: 1-142-32057-X / 978-1-142-32057-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Weaker Vessel
Author(s): E F Benson, Edward Frederic Benson
ISBN: 1-141-97928-4 / 978-1-141-97928-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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October 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Weaker Vessel (1913)
Author(s): Edward F Benson
ISBN: 0-548-66249-5 / 978-0-548-66249-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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