An Uncarpeted House





M. Eveillan, formerly Archdeacon of Angers, was noted
for his humane and charitable disposition towards the poor. On one

occasion, when a friend expressed surprise that none of his rooms were

carpeted, he replied, "When I enter my house in the winter, I do not hear

any complaints of cold from the furniture of my rooms; but the poor who

stand shivering at my doors tell me but too plainly that they have need of

clothing."





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