The Countess of Huntingdon: “Not ashamed of me.”

A flash back in time from a lady whose mother knew the Countess of Huntingdon.  – Hentycrew


As my mother grew better she frequently took me with herself to the Pump Room, and she sometimes told me anecdotes[stories] of those she had seen there when she was a child.

On one occasion when the room was thronged with company, a simple, humble woman dressed in the garb of the Society of Friends, walked in to the midst of the assembly and began to address them on the vanity and follies of the world, and the insufficiency of worldliness against spiritual religion.  The company seemed taken by surprise, and their attention was arrested for a few moments.  As the speaker proceeded and spoke more and more against the customs of the  world, signs of disapprobation appeared.  Amongst those present was one lady with a stern yet high-toned expression of countenance, she sat erect and listened to the speaker.  The impatience of the hearers soon became unrestrained, as the Quaker spoke of giving up the world and its pleasures, hisses, groans, and cries of, “Down, down!” burst from every quarter.

Continued as soon as I have time!


About William Moore

I am a Christian, saved and living by God's grace. I am doing this blog on a book called, "The World of Religious Anecdote," or, as I like to call it, "Christian Anecdotes." The reason why I am doing this blog, on a book, instead of about myself, is because there are so many unedifying things in the world, so that we, as Christians, need to take the world and subdue it for our Lord. I believe and hope that is what I am doing here, in this blog. I try to do my posts twice a week, in order to keep the flow going. I hope you enjoy reading, learning, and sharing this book, "Christian Anecdotes."
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