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her, and have lessons, and be constantly with her ;
helping her, as she said, to grow old without feeling it.

Mr. Vivian's feelings were mixed. Moments there
were when he paused in the midst of his children's
merriment, to think anxiously of Clement's future
course, and watch the impression which he made

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upon his grandfather ; or to recur to the memories ol
the past, and dwell upon the joys which could nevei
come again. But the sadness was transient, the
brightness lasting ; and w^hen the recollections of those
bygone days most oppressed him, he could think
upon the mercy vouchsafed to the repentant on earth,
as the type of the free and perfect pardon of Heaven.
It was a glad day of hope, a second spring in win-
ter, the beginning of the sunshine which was to gild
the old General's pathway, for the few remaining
years of his earthly existence.

Mrs. Robinson, when she came in the evening to
drink Master Edward's health, in the dining room,
was heard to say, as she went back to the servants'
hall, that it did one's heart good to see the General^
taking, as it were, a new lease of life ; and Greaves,
as partial to the old master as Mrs. Robinson was tc
the young one, insisted that it was trouble which
had furrowed the General's clieek, and made him
feeble before his time ; and now that trouble was gone,
who was to say that the best landlord, and the kind-
est master in England, was not to outlive the halest
and heartiest among them.

And there was gladness at the Rectory, quieter,
yet perhaps, with Mr. Lester and Rachel, even fuller.
Mrs. Campbell and Bertha were with them, and
although missing the children's mirth, it was impos-
sible to feel otherwise than grateful and happy at the
load of anxiety and responsibility which had beei.
removed. The object desired for years had beer.
attained, and if, as is the case in the attainment of al
human wishes, success was accompanied by alloy


It seemed untliankful to allow the mind to rest upon
it. Bertha's energy already made her turn to the
thought of being useful to Rachel, and finding em-
ployment amongst the poor, more congenial than that
training of the mind which she had yet to practise
successfully for herself; and but for one thought,
she could have called it the happiest Christmas Day
that had been granted her for many a year.

There was an evening service ; the church was
lUll. Bertha sat near the east end with Rachel, and
was amongst the last to depart.. Mr. Lester was de-
tained in the vestry, and they waited for him, until
all the lights were extinguished, except those in the

They walked to the lower end of the church, and
looked back. " Passing from darkness to light, like
it will be from earth to Heaven," whispered Rachel.

A sigh answered her, but it did not come from
Bertha. Some one passed her quickly, from the side
aisle, and went out into the porch.

A minute afterwards Mr. Lester joined them, and
they left the church. The moon was shining on the
tombstones, and a long line of pale light was traced
upon the distant sea.

" Papa," said Rachel, " should you mind ? I should
like to see where Barney is buried." Mr. Lester took
her hand, and they went on together. Bertha lingered

" Miss Campbell !" She started ; though the voice
was well known, it was very changed.

" Ronald ! here ! That ought not to be ; it is very

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He tried to laugh. " Mrs. Robinson allowed me. I
am at the Farm now, and well."

" Yes, I heard that. Mr. Lester told me ; I had
hoped to see you, to thank you."

He would not hear her gratitude. " I go to-mor-
row," he said : " you will still think of and pray for me."

" Go ? Where ? So soon ? Surely General Vivian,
Mr. Lester "

He interrupted her : " They have done all, and
more than all, I could have dared to expect. They
would do far more than I could allow."

" That may be pride, Ronald."

" Pride ! Miss Campbell ! " he repeated the word
bitterly ; " pride for me ! yet it may be so. If it is,
I pray God to make me humble. But I do not feel
that it is. They Avould provide for me. I would
accept their help but only to provide for myself My
father's property is heavily mortgaged. When the
debt to General Vivian is paid, if any thing should
remain of the little that I might once have expected
to inherit, it must of course be appropriated for my
father's comfort. I go to make my own way in the


" Where my father is, there is my duty, and there
will be my home."

" Oh, Ronald, what a sacrifice ! "

" You Avould not wish it to be otherwise ; you, who
first taught me the claims of duty."

" No, I cannot, and yet the example may be ter-

" I do not fear it," he said, meekly : " God who


saved me from it, before I sought Plim, will
strengthen me to withstand it when I have learnt
to seek Him."

Bertha gave him her hand, — but her voice failed

*^ From darkness to light, from earth to Heaven,"
said Ronald, thoughtfully. "I shall not forget it."
He looked towards the little new-made grave, beside
which Rachel and Mr. Lester were standing.

They drew near it. Rachel was the first to see
Ronald. She ran up to him directly. " I didn't know
it was you, Ronald ; but you don^t mind our coming,
do you ? I asked papa if I might."

She felt instinctively that the little grave was his

" Who could mind Rachel ? No one has more claim
to be here than you who made him happy."

" He doesn't suffer now," said Rachel. " I think of

" I try to think of it too," said Ronald. " I shall
more by-and-by. When I am gone, Rachel, perhaps
Mr. Lester will let you plant some flowers here. I
should like that."

" Yes, of course ; indeed I will," but Rachel was
perplexed ; she could not understand what he meant
by going, and was too shy to ask. She turned to her
father, who had been talking with Bertha.

" You must go home, my child," said Mr. Lester,
*'it is too cold for you, — and for Miss Campbell, —
and, Ronald, for you too," and he kindly touched
Ronald's shoulder.


" Good night, Ronald. Did you understand ? I
promise, if papa doesn't mind," said Rachel.

" Good-b'je, Rachel." He kept her hand for a
moment, then let it fall suddenly ; '* your word needs
no promise."

He watched her, so did Mr. Lester, as she walked
with Bertha through the churchyard, till the gate
closed behind them.

Then Mr. Lester said: *'You go to-morrow, Ro-

" To-morrow, Sir. The vessel is even now ready,
and my father waits for me. When my way for the
future is clear, I will write."

" May God guard you, Ronald, hitherto, as He has
guarded you before. You have no wishes that I can
fulfil ? "

" I had one. Sir, but it has been told to Rachel. I
have no other, but — that my name may be for-

Mr. Lester's voice faltered : " That should not be
the wish at your age. Life is before you to redeem

" In another country, in another home ; but never
here," replied Ronald.

Mr. Lester was silent.

" I am not desponding," continued Ronald ; " the
load is taken from me ; I can breathe freely.
Mr. Lester, I would not have you think of me as

"Weak! oh no, Ronald, — most strong. I only
pray you may feel that there is hope always on


" I have a work to do," replied Ronald, " therefore
I must have hope."

" And it will be accomplished," replied Mr. Lester.
" The prayers and the labours of such a son will
surely be answered. God bless you ! " He wrung
Ronald's hand and left him. And Ronald, kneeling
by Barney's grave, prayed fervently ; and rose
strengthened and comforted, whilst still the little
voice seemed sounding in his ear, " You'll set the
'sample, Ronald, and then you'll come."

Cleve Hall yet stands, gray and stern as him who
was once its master ; the sea washes the sandy beach
round the dark Headland ; the Encombe Hills frown
over the deep ravine. And, whilst changes of joy
and sorrow, of life and death, have passed over the
human hearts which sought their resting place
amidst those scenes of beauty, the name of Vivian
lives associated with them, as in bygone years ; the
heirloom descending from generation to generation.

Its echo has been heard even in distant lands.
There is a tale told of one — an exile, lonely, un-
aided, exposed to many and dread temptations —
who entered upon life with the inheritance of a
stained name and a ruined fortune, and looked back
upon it with a conscience which angels might
approve, and a reputation which princes might have
envied. It is said that he laboured, — and successfully,
— for one object ; the restoration of a father who had
sunk, it might have seemed, beyond hope ; and that,
in the progress of that work, — spent for the most
part in the drudgery of a merchant's office — he


gathered round him, by the force of an intense
earnestness, young and old, the cultivated and the
ignorant, — warning, guiding, aiding them on their
path to heaven.

They tell of him, that he dwelt apart, mingling
little with the gaieties of life; a man of quiet ex-
terior, gentle and reserved, and with the deep traces
of early suffering stamped upon his brow. The
happiness of a loving home was never his, the voices
of childhood never gladdened his hearth, — it may
be that he dreaded to transmit the stain which he
himself had felt so deeply. But the widow and the
orphan were his family ; the desolate, the poor, the
tempted were his friends : and when the honoured
Vivians of Cleve Hall recount the histories of their
race, the name of the exiled Ronald stands first in
the list of those who have been prized on earth
because they sought their inheritance in Heaven.



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Introduction. The Exercise of Self-Denial in —

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2. Obedience.

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5. Society.

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7. Work.


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1. Catharine at the Battle of the Pruth.

2. The Death of Sir Philip Sydney.

3. Some Passages from '" La Kentree Glorieuse."
4 Maria Theresa at Presburg.

5. The English Column at the Battle of Fontenoy.

6. The Rainbow at Prague.

7. The Death of Gustavus Adolphus.

8. The Queen's Prayer.

9. The Kxecution of Louis XVI.
10. The Sleep of Argyle.

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incidents it describes. It is a good book for prizes and rewards." Bbitankl*..









! Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

! Bayldon on Valuing^ Rents, etc. - - 6
I Caird's Letters on Agriculture - - - 7

I Cecil's Stud Farm 7

I Loudon's Encyclopaedia of Agriculture - 14
I ,, Self-Instruction for Farmers, etc. 14

j ,, (Mrs.) Lady 'sCountry Companion 14

! Low's Elements of Agriculture - - 15
,, Domesticated Animals - - • 14

Arts, Manufactures, and

Bourne's Catechism of the Steam Engine

,, On the Screw Propeller -
Brande's Dictionary of Science, etc.

1 Chevreul on Colour - - - .

I Crcsy's Encyclo. of Civil Engineering
Eastlake on Oil Painting -
Gwilt's Encyclopedia of Architecture
Jameson's Sacred and Legendary Art

„ Commonplace Booli
Loudon's Rural Architecture -
Moseley's Engineering and Architecture
Richardson's Art of Horsemanship -
Steam Engine, by the Artisan Club
Tate on Strength of Materials
Ure's Dictionary of Arts, etc.


Arago's Autobiography - . -
Bodenstedt and Wagner's Schamyl
Brightwell's iVlemorials of Opie ' -
Bunsen's Hippolytns . .. .

Chesterton's Autobiography -
Clinton's (Fynes) Autobiography -
Cockayne's Marshal Turenne -
Freeman's Life of Kirby -
Haydon's Autobiography, by Taylor
Holcroft's Memoirs - . .

Holland's (Lord) Memoirs
Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopiedia
Maunder's Biographical Treasury .
Memoir of the Duke of Wellington
Memoirs of James Montgomery
Merivale's Memoirs of Cicero
Russell's Memoirs of Moore -

Russell's Life of Lord William Russell
Southey's Life of Wesley

,, Life and Correspondence
Stephen's Ecclesiastical Biography
Taylor's Loyola ....

,, Wesley ....
Townsend's Eminent Judges -
Waterton's Autobiography and Essays

Books of General Utility.

Acton's Modern Cookery Book
Black's Treatise on Brewing
Cabinet Gazetteer -

,, Lawyer
Gust's Livalid's Own Book
Hints on Etiquette
Hudson's Executor's Guide
On Making Wills
Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopiedia
Loudon's Self instruction

„ Lady's Companion

,, (Mrs.) Amateur Gardener
Maunder's Treasury of Knowledge

,, Biographical Treasury -

,, Scientific Treasury

,, Treasury of History

,, Natural' History

Pocket and the Stud ...

Pycroft's English Reading
Recce's Medical Guide ...
Rich's Companion to Latin Dictionary
Riddle's Latin Dictionaries
Richardson's Art of Horsemanship
Roget's English Thesaurus
Kowton's Debater ....

Short Whist

Thomson's I merest Tables
Traveller's Library - . .

Webster's Domes'tic Economy
Willich's Popular Tables
Wilmot's Abridgment of Blackstone's
Commentaries - . .


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Botany and Gardening.

Conversations on Botany
Hooker's British Flora

,, Guide to Kew Gardens

London: Frinted by M. Masok. Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row.



Lindley's Introduction to Botany • - 14

„ Theory of Horticulture - - 12

Loudon's HortusBritannicus . - 14

„ (Mrs.) Amateur Gardener • 14

,, Self-Instruction for Gardeners 14

„ Encyclopcediaof Trees & Shrubs 14

,, ,, Gdrdening - 14

„ „ Plants - - 14

Rivers's Rose Amateur's Guide - '19


Blair's Chronoloifical Tables ... 6

Bunsen's Ancient Egypt - - - . 7

Haydn's Beatson's Index - - • - 10

' Nicolas's Chronoloi^y of History - - 13

Commerce and Mercantile

Atkinson's Shipping Laws . . 5

Francis On Life Assurance . - . 9
Loch's Sailor's Guide ... - 14
Lorimer's Letters to aYoungMaster Mariner 14
M'CuUoch's Commerce and Navigation - 13
Thomson's Interest Tables - - - 22

Criticism, History, and

Austin's Germany • - - - " 5

Balfour's Sketches of Literature - - 5

Blair's Chron.aud Historical Tables - 6

Bunsen's Ancient Egypt . „ - j

„ Hippolytus _ - - - 7

Burton's History of Scotland - - 7

Chalybaeus's Speculative Philosophy - 8

Conybeare and Howson's St. Paul . - §

Eastlake's History of Oil Painting - 8

Erskine's History of India - - - 9

Francis's Annals of Life Assurance - 9

Gleig's Leipsic Campainn - - - 23

Gurney's Historical Sketches - - - 9

Hamilton's Discussions in Philosophy, etc. 9

Haydon's Autob'iog^raphy, by Taylor - 10

Holland's (Lord) Foreign Reminiscences 10

,, „ Whig Party - - 10

Jeffrey's (Lord) Contributions - - 12

Kemble's Anglo-Saxons in England - 12

Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopsfedia - - 13

Macaulay's Crit. and Hist. Essays - -15

„ History of England - - 15

,, Speeches - - - - 15

Mackintosh's Miscellaneous Works - 15

,, History of England - - 15

M'CuUoch's Geographical Dictionary - 15

Martineau's Church History - - . 10

Mauuder's Treasury of History - - 16

Memoir of the Duke of Wellington - 23

Merivale's History of Rome - - - 16

,, Roman Republic - - - 16

Milner's Church History - - . 16

Moore's (Thomas) Memoirs, etc. - - 17

Mure's Greek Literature - - -17

Ranke's Ferdinand and Maximilian • - 23

Rich's Companion to Latin Dictionary - 19

Riddle's Latin Dictionaries - • - 19

Rogers's Essays from Edinburgh Review 19

Roget's English Thesaurus - - - 19

Russell's (l.ady Rachel) Letters - - 19

„ Life of Lord William Russell - 19 i

i^t. John's Indian Archipelago - • 19 !

Schmitz's History of Greece - - - 20 |


Smith's Sacred Annals - - - - 21

Southey'sThe Doctor etc. - - - 21

Stephen's Ecclesiastical Biography - 21

,, Lectures on French History - 21

Sydney Smith's Works - - - - 21

„ Select Works - - 23

„ Lectures on Moral Philosophy 2)

Taylor's Loyola - - - . - 22

„ Wesley ..... 22

Thirlwall's Histbrv of Greece • - - 22

Townsend'g State Trials - - - - 22

Turkey and Christendom - - - 23

Turner's Anglo-Saxons - - - - 24

„ Middle Ages .... 24

„ Sacred History of the World - 22

Zumpt's Latin Grammar - - • . 24

Geography and Atlases.

Butler's Geography and Atlases
Cabinet Gazetteer

Durrieu's Morocco - . . -
Hall's Large Library Atlas
Hughes'.s Australian Colonies -
Jesse's Russia and the War •
Johnston's General Gazetteer
M'CuUoch's Geographical Dictionary

,, Russia and Turkey

Milner's Baltic Sea
Murray's Kncyclopiedia of Geography
Sharp's British Gazetteer
Wheeler's Gsography of Herodotus

Juvenile Books.

Amy Herbert -.-.-.
Corner's Children's Sunday Book -

Earl'si Daughter (The) . - . .

Experience of Life - . . - .
Gertrude ......

Howitt's Boy's Country Book - . -

„ (Mary) Children's Year -

Katharine Ashton - - . . .

Lady Una aad her Queendom - . _

Laneton Parsonage . . .

Mrs. Marcet's Conversations - - 15

Margaret Percival - . . . .

Pycroft's English Reading . - .

Medicine and Surgery.

Bull's Hints to Mothers

„ Management of Children
Copland's Dictionary of Medicine
Gust's Invalid's Own Book
Holland's Mental Physiology -
Latham On Diseases of the Heart
Little on Tre.itment of Deformities . ]

Moore On Health, Di-sease, and Remedy - '
Pereira On Food and Diet - . . ]
Psychological Inquiries - - - . j
Reece's Medical Guide . . . . j

Miscellaneous and General

Atkinson's Sheriff Law - - . .
Austin's Sketches of German Life
Carlisle's Lectures and Addresses . - J
Chalybaeus's Speculative Philosophy
Defence of Eclipie of Faith - - .
Eclipse of Faith .....
Greg's Essays on Political and Social
Scieur-e - . . . .


Haydn's Book of Dignities - - - 10

Hole's Essay on Mechanics' Institutions 10

Holland's Mental Physiology - - - 10

Hooker's Kew Guide ... - 10

Hewitt's Rural Life of England - - 11

,, Visits to Remarkable Places - 11
Jameson's Commonplace Book - -12

Jeffrey's (Lord) Contributions - - 1-

Last of the Old S(|uires - - - - 18

Loudon's Lady's Country Companion - 14

Macaulay's Critical and Historical Kssays 15

,, Speeches - - - - 15
Mackintosh's (Sir J.) Miscellaneous Works 15

Memoirs of a Maitre d'Armes - . 23

Maitland's Church in the Catacombs - 16

Pascal's Works, bv Pearce - - - 18

Pycroft's English Reading ... 19

Rich's Companion to Latin Dictionary - 19

Riddle's Latin Dictionaries ... 19

Rowton's Debater - - - - - 19

Seaward 's Narrative of his Shipwreck - '20

Sir Roger De Coverley - - . 21

Smith's (Rev. Sydney) Works - - 21

Southey's Common-Place Books - - 21

„ The Doctor etc. - - - 23

Souvestre's Attie Philosopher - - 23

,, Confessions of a Working Man 23

Stephen's RssMys - - ... 21

Stow's TrainiDg System - - - 21

Thomson's Oi^tline of the Laws of Thought 22

Townsend's State Trials - - - - 22

Willich's Popular Tales - ... 24

Yonge's English Greek Lexicon - - 24

,, Latin Gradus - • - - 24

Zumpt's Latin Grammar ... - 24

Natural History in General.

Catlow's Popular Conchology - - ■ 7

Kphemera and Young on the Salmon - 9

GoKse's Natural History of Jamaica - 9

Kemp's Natural History of Creation - 23
Kirby and Spence's ii^iitomology - -12

Lee's Elements of Natural History . l.'

Maunder's Treasury of Natural History - Ifi

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