More - PR3605 .M6 M5 1820

,Q50 THE BORDERERS. RELIGION, and the world, used formerly to be considered as two different regions, situated separate and apart from each other. They seldom maintained much unnecessary intercourse. One party shuddered at the strictness and severity of the other ; which, in its turn, kept aloof from a communication which it feared might contaminate its own purity. Between them lay a kind of neutral ground, which, though it divided them, was however occasionally passed during any short interval of peace, for offices of necessity, of business, or of kindness ; offices which, nevertheless, produced at no time entire reconciliation. 18