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Spare Minute Series .

THOUGHTS THAT BREATHE.
From Dean Stanley. Introduction by Phillips Brooks.

CHEERFUL WORDS.
From George MacDonald. Introduction by James T. Fields.

THE MIGHT OF RIGHT.
From Rt. Hon. Wm. E. Gladstone. Introduction by John D.
Long, LL. D.

TRUE MANLINESS.
From Thomas Hughes. Introduction by Hon. James Russell
Lowell.

LIVING TRUTHS.
From Charles Kingsley. Introduction by W. D. Howells.

RIGHT TO THE POINT.
From Theodore L. Cuyler, D. D. Introduction by New-
man Hall, LL. B.

MANY COLORED THREADS.
From Goethe, Introduction by Alexander McKenzie, D.D.

Each volume, 12mo, cloth, $1.00.

D. LOTHROP & CO., Publishers,

Franklin and Hawley Streets, Boston.

ECHOES OF Many VoICES

FRAGMENTS OF SONG AND SENTIMENT

WIT AND WISDOM

EDITED BY

ELIZABETH A. THURSTON

BOSTON

D. LOTHROP AND COMPANY

FRANKLIN AND HAWLEY STREETS

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY

Copyright,
By D. LOTHROP & Co.

1885.

ELECTROTYPED

By C. J. PETERS AND SON, BOSTON.

INTRODUCTORY.

ABOUT a hundred years since there was a clergyman settled in one of the most picturesque towns of New England, - a most excellent man, but very eccentric. It was the custom to request prayers for every emergency of life, birth, death, illness, friends at sea, etc. During the war between England and America, these petitions were especially numerous. One Sunday morning more notes and petitions came than it was possible for the old gentleman to read. Gathering them all up in his hands, he said, “Here are all sorts of petitions, from all sorts of people, about all sorts of things. Let us pray.'

My collection is something in this wise, truly about all sorts of things; a curious medley of

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