I won't write a word in the Recording Angel unless you do so first," said Miss Lindsay angrily.
I b-believe you LIKE writing in the Recording Angel," said Miss Carpenter spitefully.
If the recording angel
had come down from heaven to confirm her, and had opened his book to my mortal eyes, the recording angel
would not have convinced me.
In a few hours they had forgotten the whole affair, nor once imagined that the recording angel
had written down the crime of murder against their souls, in letters as durable as eternity.
Sometimes she would hear a newspaper read out, and would learn how the Registrar General cast up the units that had within the last week died of want and of exposure to the weather: for which that Recording Angel
seemed to have a regular fixed place in his sum, as if they were its halfpence.
I will swear to you by my soul's salvation, my faith as a Christian, I have told everything to you as it occurred, and as the recording angel
will tell it to the ear of God at the day of the last judgment
God saw the look that she turned on me as she spoke, and if there be indeed a Recording Angel
that look is noted to her ever-lasting honor.
And, doubtless, such book-keeping (like certain autobiographies which have enlightened the world) cannot fail to prove serviceable, in the one respect of sparing the recording Angel
some time and labour.
It is tempting to think of Lawrence as the recording angel
of a long-lost age, but his world is less far removed from our own than we tend to suppose.
1) An historian is not the Recording Angel
, but the need to reassure readers that an interest, any interest, in the white South is not accompanied by moral slippage toward the Confederate cause seems to he a requirement of our own historical period.
The judge told Pearce: "Only the recording angel
will know what was going on, what was done and what was not done.
That is not included in this exhibition, but there are two other loans from Birmingham, The Recording Angel
and The Baffled Devils Fighting.