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LONDON:
JOHN AND CHARLES MOZLEY, 6, PATERNOSTER ROW;

OXFORD: JAMES PARKER AND Co.

1871.

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A Conversation on Coming Out' 95 | Poetry (continued)
A Conversation on some Family

The Small-pox in the East 434, 553

Troubles

407 The Three Friends

337

Ambulance Life in Paris

309

Two Multitudes

110

Present Day Thoughts on the Educa-
Bits from a Note Book
436 tion Question

607
Cameos from English History 127, 337 Questions of the Day

546

Correspondence:-

Clifton Home for Invalids

421

Reception and Baptism of a Tartar

Catechumen

116

Recollections of St. Cloud

303
Duminie Freylinghausen 41, 166, 272, 385,

473, 578
Sedan and its Hospitals

73

Seven Phases of an Author 53, 179, 298,

English Links of Foreign Forging 48, 173,

285, 393, 482, 587

400, 497, 590

Sketches from Hungarian History 11, 232

From Athens to Patras in 1858 615

557

Songs of Other Churches 4, 110, 222, 328,

German War Songs

426, 537
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St. Agnes and her Lambs

523

St. Agnes' School Church, Trinidad 627
Hints on Reading

103, 418, 630

Hints on Italian Reading

629

The Angel of Brittany 139, 242, 353

The Blind Hermit and the Trinity

Louisa Queen of Prussia

60

Flower

490

The Cholera at Plymouth in 1819 503

Poetry :-

The Cumberland Street Children's

A Prayer for Lent
221 Hospital

92

A Saint's Past .

440 | The Divina Commedia of Dante 105, 217,

German War Songs
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321, 531
Gutenburg

554 The Mission of the Good Shepherd . 417
Hymn for St. John the Baptist 529 The Book of the Passion Play 597
King Robert's Pentecost Hymn 425 The Pillars of the House 21, 148, 256, 306,
New Year's Day

454, 568

Psalm III.

10 The Red Cross at Tours

182

Psalm IV.

115 | The Search after Happiness .

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Quella Roma, onde Cristo é Romano 280 | Thoughts for the New Year of 1871. 1
Sleeping Thoughts

126 | Thoughts on Mr. Tennyson's Poem

Sunday Morning

545 of the Holy Grail .

442

The I juscholder .

326 | Traditions of Tirol

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MONTHLY PACKET

OF

EVENING READINGS

For Members of the English Church.

JANUARY, 1871.

THOUGHTS FOR THE NEW YEAR OF 1871.

It seems almost impossible at such a time as the present to speak appropriately as to particulars, but on the other hand, equally impossible to be in-appropriate in generals. Who shall say, from week to week, scarcely from morning to morning, what changes in the aspect of Europe may present themselves to our eyes? The one great certainty —the presence of death, among victors or vanquished—is always there. The thinned ranks of those we loved and honoured, the homes desolated, the lands untilled, the feeble and aged closing their eyes in death without ordlinary comforts or sympathy—these are and must be, whatever be the turn affairs may take, our sad inheritance for some time to come. The winter of such a year strikes a chill to our very hearts; we feel less able to bear its rigours, when we think of the sufferings of our fellow-creatures beyond our narrow Who could have foreseen last January the position of those beautiful countries in which our holiday summers used to be passed? Who, especially, could have pictured a Paris, the ornamental city of the world, sternly stripped of its pride and glory? As old Shirley sings,

'Sceptre and crown

Must tumble down,
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade.'

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And what can we say on a far more solemn subject ? What to those whose suddenly sent forth proclamation brought fire and sword, starvation, ruin, and death, into thousands and tens of thousands of quiet homes? We wish, but in vain, that we could speak a single word of comfort to them. But we cannot. There are times when a war against tyranny cannot but have our sympathy, and what help it is in our power to give ; but when two nations resolve to open the doors upon every species of horror-granting even that the one side may have more causes of grievance than the other, we feel that Christian motive must be at a weak point; that if the holy principle which so VOL. 11.

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