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First Series. THE EECTOE, And THE DOCTOR'S FAMILY.

In One Volume, 4s.

Second Series.
SALEM CHAPEL. In One Volume, 5s.

Third Series.
THE PERPETUAL CURATE. In One Volume, 6s

We must pj^OTm^e'fHis Carlingford series the best contributions to fiction

of recent years,lively, pregnant, and rich in both imagination, feeling, and eloquence. yThey will irresistibly carry to the end every reader who ventures upon therm*'-1--Spectator. ■■' ,.'„.

"This story (' S;ilem.£hapel.'), so fresh, so powerfully written, and so tragic, stands out from among itftjfeHows like a piece of newly-coined gold in a handful of dim comnion-rifree shillings. Tales of pastoral experience and scenes from clerical life we have had in plenty; but the sacred things of the conventicle, the relative position of pastor and flock in a Nonconforming ' connection,' were but guessed at by the world outside, and terrible is the revelation."— Westminster Review.

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN BLACKWOOD S MAGAZINE

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CHAPTER XIX.

But Lucilla's good luck and powers of persuasion were such that after a while she even succeeded in convincing little Eose Lake of the perfect reasonableness, and indeed necessity, of sacrificing herself to the public interests of the community. "As for enjoying it," Miss Marjoribanks said, "that is quite a different matter. Now and then perhaps for a minute one enjoys it; but that is not what I am thinking of. One owes something to one's fellow-creatures, you know; and if it made the evening go off well, I should not mind in the least to be hustled up in a corner and contradicted. To be sure, I don't remember that it ever happened to me; but then I have such r+ VOL. IL A

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