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PAGE AERIAL Blue, On the Colour of.

By Sir George Harrey, Pres.

R.S.A.
America, Impressions of. By w
Forsyth, Q.c.

213 BLIND Inventor, A. By the Rev.

B.G. Johns
Breaths, 'The Two, A Lecture to
Ladies. By the Rev. Charles

Kingsley
CHRISTMAS Carols. By L. H. .851
DEBENHAN's Vow. By Amelia B.

Edwards, Author of " Barbara's
History
Chap. I. At Hildegarde the

Martyr
II. A Day's Work 8
III. A Pair of Friends
IV. The Hardwickes 14
V. The Party at Stra.
thellan House

15 VI. Miss Hardwicke 81 VII. At Home in Canon. bury

84 VIII. Oa the Wye 87 IX. In the Porch .

90 . X. Mr. Alleyne XI. Musical and Æsthetic

153 XII. “ For the First Time"

156
XIII. The Cburch among
the Hills

158
XIV. The Vox Humana
XV, Archie Disappears 164
XVI. The Tryst by the
River

165

Debenham
XVII. What

found at the Post-
office ::

• 233 XVIII. Mrs. Debenham's

Letter
XIX. Benhampton
XX. The Tablet in the
Church

238
XXI. Cost what it May.242
XXII. Money w. Fame 246
XXIII. “He Loves and he

Rides Away'
XXIV. The First Plunge . 309

XXV. By Land and Sea · 313
XXVI. De Benham makes

himself Master of

the Situation XXVII. Philistines and Fig. trees

• 377 XXVIII. Past and Present

• 378 XXIX. Had she Forgotten? 381 XXX, Brother and Sister

at Home
XXXI. The Rising of the

Tide
XXXII. Mr. Hardwicke's

Temptation
XXXIII. The Stormy Petrei

PAGE Chap. XLIV. The Fortune of War 593 XLV. In Durance Vile

597 XLVI. The Case of Madeira

599 XLVII. The Perils and Dan:

gers of the Deep , 604 XLVIII. Home, Sweet Home

665 XLIX. A Passage of Arms 668

L. In the Library 672 LI. A Business Interview

676 LII. A House of Mourning

679 LIII. How Archie walked into it

737 LIV. A Waif from the Far West

740 LV. A MomentousQuestion

742 LVI. Miss Hardwicke's Offers

747 LVII. The Sooner the Bet: ter

752 LVIII. De Benham makes his Will

754 LIX. Something Mys: terious

809
LX. An Invalid's Whim 813
LXI. Ante-Nuptial . 815
LXII. A Marriage in High
Life

818 I.XIII. Man and Wife'

822 LXIV. Lady de Benham

assumes the Du

ties of her Position 824 LXV. At the Hôtel Tête de Bauf

827 LXVI. Nigh unto Death 830 LXVII. Too Late

.833 HEROES of Hebrew History. By the Bishop of OxfordI. Elijah .

59 II. Elisha. III. Micaiah, the Son of Imla 208 IV. The Man of God who came out of Judah

289 V. Abraham

• 337 VI. Jacob.

402 VII. Joseph VIII. Moses

026 IX. Joshua

• 714 X. Samson the Judge 785

XI. Samuel the Prophet House-hunting. By E. A. Helps 704 Hudson's Bay Company, The. By

William Forsyth, Q.C. 358, 394 Huss Festival at Prague, The. By W.R.S. Ralston

. 839 Iona. By the Duke of Argyll

535, 614, 708 JERUSALEM, The History of the

Fall of, as Illustrative of the Evidences for the Truth of Christi. anity. By the Archbishop of Canterbury

188 LAUGHTER: A Contribution to the

Morals of the Subject. By the Hon. and Rev. W. H. Lyttelton

482 MUSICAL Pitch Question, The. By Jobn Hullah

266 NOBLESSE Oblige :" An English Story of To-day. By the Author of "Citoyenne Jacqueline Chap. I. Town and Castle 66 II. Phoebe's Walk to the Castle

69 III. Lady Dorothea's Boudoir

71

PAGE Chap. IV. The Latimer Family 78

V. Barty Wooler makes

a Suggestion VI. Mrs. Wooler

ceives her Guests. 144 VII. After Tea

• 147 VIII. The Walk to Wooers'

Alley
IX. In the Painting
Room:

223 X. Surp ised and Mys: tified

226 XI. Lord Wriothesley at

Home
XII. “A Bold Step and
Blunt "

297 XIII. A DisagreeableDuty 299 XIV. A Love Tale

301 XV. As Others Sce

303 XVI. The Cloud disperses 365 XVII. An Unexpected Plea

sure
XVIII. Wellfield in its
Glory

773 XIX. On the Course

439 XX. Lord Wriothesley's

Colours
XXI. Conscience-stricken 444
XXII. Not to be Beaten
XXIII. Phabe makes ber
Début

512 XXIV. The Tableaux vi:

vants
XXV. Lady Louisa's Con:

fidences
XXVI. A Dilemma
XXVII. A Drawback

581 XXVIII. Inopportune XXIX. Gossip and More

XXX. A Lull
XXXI. Lord Wriothesley's
Appeal

589 XXXII. Friends speak their Minds

591 XXXIII. A Dawning Suspicion

650 XXXIV. Mrs. Paston reviews

the Situation 652 XXXV. Notes of Warning . 655 XXXVI. A Surprise

658 XXXVII. Another Ordeal

660 XXXVIII. A Family Conference

• 721 XXXIX. Trials on the Way : 422 XL, A Confidence

724 XLI. Follows Him like

his Shadow" 727 XLII. Delicate Commis

sions
XLIII. A Friend in Need

. 732 XLIV. “Dust to Dust"

• 735
XLV. A Change of Scene 793
XLVI. Under her Cross 794
XLVII. In Folksbridge

• 795
XLVIII. Glimpses of Rest
XLIX. Foreshadowings • 799
L. Change upon
Change

805 LI, A Feather in Barty's Сар.

806 LII. A Sudden Summons 870 III. A Heavy Heart

makes a Long
Road

872 LIV. A Beaten Man

873 LV. The True Liixir 876 LVI. “Throwing Herself Away"

880 LVII, Mrs. Wooler's Ambition

880 LVIII. Forty-six

Twenty-six 884

585 587

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391 XXXIV, “The Athens of Pericles”

449 XXXV. Runsing the Block: ade

451 XXXVI. The First Nugget · 453 1 XXXVII. Not a Bad Bargain 455

XXXVIII. Lord Stockbridge . 458
XXXIX. Senator Shirley

speeds the Part.
ing Guest

462 XL. Letters from Home

521 XLI. How the World went Round

524 XLII. The Sabina meets

the Stormy Petrel 527 XLIII. Perils on Shore

• 531

PAGE V. The Arrival of Hers

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PAGE Pain, The Man who couldn't Feel :

a Legend of the Harz Moun.

tains. By William Gilbert 53 Pamphlets for the People. By the Dean of CanterburyI. The Wants of Man in the Matter (f Religion.

18 II. The Reasonableness of the Christian Life

. 108 III. Mosaism and Christianity 274 IV. Right Views of Life 430 V. Romanism and Protestantism

563 VI. Things which need to be Reformed

770 Pceps at the Far East. By the Editor

1. Outward Bound. II. First Impressions of Bom. bay.

94 III. Bombay-Poona'

178 IV. Colgaum-The Caves of

Karli-Return to Bombay

249 V. From Bombay to Madras:

324 VI. Missions in South IndiaConjeveram

407 VII. Vellore and Bangalore VIII. In Madras .

640

PAGE
IX. Calcutta

689
X. Calcutta (continued):

776
XI. Calcutta (continued). 855
Perceiving without Seeing: A

Romance in Astronomy. By
the Rev. Charles Pritchard, late
President of the Royal Astrono-
mical Society

45
RAJA Brooke, The Last Days of • 572
SHORT Essays. By the Author of
“ Friends in Council"

114, 20:, 281,

319, 434, 545, 634, 682
Speech, The Christian Rule of. By
A. P. Stanley, D.D., Dean of

Westminster
Stars and Lights; or, The Struc:

ture of the Sidereal Heavens. By
the Rev. C. Pritchard, late Pre-
sident of the Royal Astronomi-
cal Society-
Chap. I. The Education of the
Discoverer

353
II. The First Discovery

356 III. The Discovery of the Georgium Sidus

418 IV. Recognition and Eman. cipation

421

578

THRIFT: A Lecture to Ladies. By

the Rev. Charles Kingsley 343 Toiling and Moiling: Some Ac.

count of our Working People, and how they Live. By “Good Words " Commissioner

1. The Merthyr Iron-Worker 35 II. The Connaught Cotter

• 129 III. The Staffordshire Potter

168 IV. The Buckinghamshire Labourer

489 V. The Banffshire Fisherman' 699 VI. The Northampton Shoemaker

• 758 WORKHOUSE Girl, The. By Mrs. de Morgan

284 Young Men, The Self-Education

of: A Village Sermon. By the

Rev. Charles Kingsley
Youngest Colonel in the Service,

The: A Memorial of Alexander
Roberts Dunn, V.C. By the
Rev. Patrick Beaton

22

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• 550

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, 390, 449;

The Staffordshire Potter. Five F. Mahoney

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PAGB ŞFrontispiece | Music. Two Illustrations

T. Dalsiel

112, 113 1, 9, 13, 81, Spring Flowers

E. C. Dalziel

121 89, 91, 153, 158, 161, 233, The Connaught Cotter. Nine

Fras. Walker

| 129, 136, 234, 241, 305, Illustrations

137 312, 316, 377,

1 169, 170, . Illustrations.

172, 174 451, 457, 521,

T. Dalziei
528, 593, 594,
Four Sonnets. Four Illustrations

E.C. Dalsieli

176, 177 601, 665, 672, 673, 737, 742, tions

200, 201 745, 809, 817 The Spirit of the Spring

F. A. Fraser [22, 24, 25, 96, Poor People

F.A. Fraser

. 280 97, 104, 105, A Burial at Macbærus

Fras. Walker
184, 185, 249,
Passing Pleasures

T. Sulman:

401 250, 256, 257, 259, 261, 264, Choice .

F. A. Fraser

424 Peeps at the Far East. Sixty-! From 327, 328, 329, Colonel A. R. Dunn

From a Photograph

472 one Illustrations..

FA. Fraser
· Photographs 330, 332, 333,

The Sailor Boy
334, 408, 409,
416, 417, 551,
The Way

(E. C. Dalziell
H. Herkomer

496, 497
552, 556, 560,
561, 641, 648, Iona. Five Illustrations

Duke of Argyll 535, 616, | 689, 696, 697,

712, 713 The Widow and the Priest. T. Green L777, 856, 857

• 544 trations.

The Last Days of Raja Brooke.
32, 33, 34
Two Illustrations .

From Photographs 376,577 The Merthyr Iron-Worker. Seven

| 36, 37, 38, 40, Illustrations.

41, 42, 43

Carmina Nuptialia. Two IllusThe Captain's Wife :

625, 688 7. Dalziel

trations

65
r66, 71, 73, The Northampton Shoemaker.
140, 144, 149, Three Illustrations

7. Mahoney 760, 761
222, 224, 226,
295, 297, 301,

House-hunting. Two Illustra.
tions

763, 708 “Noblesse Oblige.” Thirty-five F.A.Fraser 440,442, 512, Epitaph on Agnes Jones

365, 368, 439, Illustrations.

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7. Leighton

709 513, 581, 584: Holyhead Breakwater

Fras. Walker 587, 650, 656,

784 661, 721, 728,

The Huss Festival at Prague. From Photographs 840, 841

Three Illustrations 729, 793, 800, L806, 870, 872 The Old Manor-house

W. Small

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BY AMELIA B. EDWARDS, AUTHOR OF “ BARBARA'S HISTORY."

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PROLOGUE-A.D. 1842.

twilight. Neither spoke. In the house all N a tiny way- was silent. There were no drovers at the side inn at the tap, no wayfarers in the parlour, no wheels head of one upon the road. The coach has passed long of the wildest since, bringing neither passengers nor letpasses of the ters; and save a monotonous dull sound of Snowd on wood-chopping in some yard close by, and range, a tra- now and then the bark of a sheep-dog far veller lay away, no token of life was audible about the dying. An in- place. valid on his It was a low, large room, fronting west; first arrival the ceiling intersected by one heavy, black there some six beam ; the window lozenge-paned; the floor or eight weeks sunken and uneven. A four-post bedstead, before, he had from which the hangings had been removed, been slowly stood in one corner, and near it a smaller bed fading ever for the child. A few varnished prints in black since; and frames hung over the mantelpiece. A dilapinow, towards dated easy-chair, a huge Elizabethan chest dusk, to the with ponderous clasps and handles, a small low wailing of square of faded carpet in the middle of the the wind, and floor, some rush-bottomed chairs and a

the soft in- rickety Pembroke table, made up the total cessant patter of the rain, was passively of the furniture. Poor as it was—and it drifting away. His wife sat by his pillow, could not well be poorer-this lodging might as she had been sitting since mid-day, by no means be classed with “ the worst inn's listening in an agony of apprehension for worst room." The remoter Welsh hostelries his every breath. His child, a tall pale boy are sufficiently comfortless to this day, but of some eight years of age, lay coiled in a they lagged still farther in the rear of English big arm-chair beside the half-opened window, progress some twenty or thirty years ago. A watching the changing mists and thickening ! landlord who stammered a dozen words of

arms.

Sassenach, a landlady acquainted with the more than a sigh, and scarcely audible ; properties of bohea, a bedroom which the but it thrilled both listeners like a trumpet traveller was not called upon to share with call. The boy started to his feet, pale and some stranger whose tongue was as unintel- shivering. The mother held up a trembling ligible to him, and whose habits were as bar- finger. barous, as those of a South Sea islander, "Hush !" she whispered. “His lips move were then people and conditions not only he may speak." rare to find, but, in certain mountain districts, They knew that he was dying. They knew wholly unknown. The room, in short, was also that hope was past. The doctor, who an exceptionally good room, and the inn an came all the way from Corwen, and was exceptionally good inn, as those times went; anxious to spare both his pony and his time, and the occupants thereof, being provided had dismissed himself the night before, bluntly with the actual necessaries of life, had reason declaring that the patient had not a dozen to be well satisfied.

hours to live. But twenty hours had dragged Something was there for grace, however, as by since then, and still with half-closed eyes well as for necessity-a large dish filled with and parted lips, and a pulse growing feebler wild flowers and mosses; a few well-worn but with every passing minute, he lingered. richly bound books; and an antique silver Again he moaned. Again his lips stirred inkstand, elaborately chased. These, appa- feebly. rently, were the property of the travellers ; The boy crept to his mother's knee. She, for the dish was of the rarest Gubbio ware, watching that white unconscious face with a lustrous with gold and purple, and the book- passionate eagerness that might almost have plate in the book, and the lid of the inkstand, called it back to life, wiped the damp brow, were engraved alike with a stately coat of put aside the scattered locks, and waited

Theirs also were the boxes and port- breathlessly. manteaus piled together in a distant corner; Such a young face as it was, too, to have the garments hanging on the door; the song- death written on it so legibly! Prematurely bird silent in his cage.

worn, and lined, and grey; but still young, To a practised observer, certain of these still handsome, still instinct with a sort of trifles might have told a whole history of well- pathetic dignity that not even approaching born poverty and homeless wandering. Only death had power to efface. He was only the dwellers in tents carry their household thirty-three years of age, and had been sickly gods from camp to camp.

from boyhood. Disappointment, reverse of Such was the interior of the room, growing fortune, exile, privation, were alike familiar to momently dimmer in the coming dusk. The him. Young as he was, he had suffered bitscene without was scarcely less gloomy. It terly; but the time for suffering was now had been raining for several days without in almost gone by, and everlasting peace was termission, and the water lay in troubled at hand. pools about the road and yard. The sky was “If it were but one word-only one !" low and leaden, and hung like a dense curtain It was as though her supplication were over the mountains which here closed round answered. A faint shiver swept over the in every direction, leaving only their lower pallid face. The languid hand became sudslopes obscurely visible. The wind came and denly contracted. He looked up, and, not went with long sighs, like the breath of one so much uttering the word as shaping it with in pain. A few last leaves fluttered shiver- his lips, asked for “water.” ingly down now and then from the solitary She gave it to him steadily, tearlessly. Her ash tree at the door. In the air was a con- hand did not even tremble. And yet she had sused murmur, as of the rushing of many thought never to see those lips move or those torrents; and the barren, boulder-strewn flats eyes open again. Then she asked if he had which stretched away from the head of the slept. pass to the brink of the little heron-haunted “Yes,” he murmured, faintly, “I have tarn some three-quarters of a mile farther up, slept—and dreamed.” were almost wholly under water.

* Dreamed, my dear love ?” And all this time the rain poured on, beat- He closed his eyes affirmatively. ing a monotonous measure on the roof of the Of-of the old place,” he said. inn, and dripping mournfully from the eaves “Of Benhampton ?" above the sick man's window.

“Ay-of Benhampton. I seemed to see Presently, for the first time in several it so plainly." hours, he uttered a faint moan. It was little She looked in his face with a wan smile.

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