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MISS MARJORIBANKS

Chronicles of (Carlingtoro.

First Series. THE KECTOE, 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 pronounce this Carlingford series the best contributions to fiction of recent years,—lively, pregnant, and rich in both imagination, feeling, and eloquence. They will irresistibly carry to the end every reader who ventures upon iliem."—Spectator.

"This story ((Salem Chapel'), so fresh, so powerfully written, and so tragic, stands out from among its fellows like a piece of newly-coined gold in a handful of dim common-place 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 XXXVI.

One fytte of Lucilla's history is here ended, and another is to be told. We have recorded her beginning in all the fulness of youthful confidence and undaunted trust in her own resources; and have done our best to show that in the course of organising society Miss Marjoribanks, like all other benefactors of their kind, had many sacrifices to make, and had to undergo the mortification of finding out that many of her most able efforts turned to other people's profit and went directly against herself. She began the second period of her career with, to some certain extent, that sense of failure which is inevitable to every high intelligence after a little intercourse with the world. She had succeeded

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