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read his book; let those who have the means Sinai : A Sacred Poem. By the Rev. S. J. place it in the hands of the clergy; and it will STONE, B.A., Windsor. London: W. Mitprove an effectual antidote for the Ritualistic chell. Oxford: Parker and Co. trifling of the day. Mr. Harrison's work de- As the Oxford Triennial Prize Poem, the serves to be a standard book of reference; and merit of “Sinai” has been so acknowledged we shall be very thankful if our recommenda- that we need simply call attention to its pub. tion promotes its wide circulation.
lication. Mr. Stone is well known to the The Ladies' Treasury. 3, Amen Corner.
readers of “Our Own FIRESIDE,” not only Ably edited by Mrs. Warren, this magazine by his contributions to our pages, but as the contains a good deal of information which gifted author of “Lyra Fidelium.” ladies especially will know how to value. A Biblical and Theological Dictionary. By Alice Thorne ; or, A Sister's Work. Edinburgh:
SAMUEL GREEN. London: Elliot Stock. Johnstone, Hunter, and Co.
The information given is concise, but amply Without any qualification, we can recom
sufficient to meet the requirements of Sundaymend this story for our “daughters.” The
school teachers. The "sixteenth thousand" narrative is natural, the incidents homelike, indicates the public appreciation of the writer's and the lessons enforced are based on a clear
labours. discernment of the motive power which the Without a Friend in the World. By the Author reception of Evangelical truth can alone secure. of “ Worth her Weight in Gold.” London:
This tale appeared in the second volume of tosh.
"OUR OWN FIRESIDE.” In its separate form This, too, is a thoroughly good book. For
we doubt not it will secure a large circulation. parish libraries and young men's reading- The Bible Story Book. By the Rev. B. H. rooms, especially in country districts, it will DRAPER. be found very suitable.
Mary and her Mother. Scriptural Stories for Taking Tales for Cottage Homes. Edited by very young Children. W. H. G. KINGSTON. London: Griffith and
Childhood in India. By the Wife of an Officer. Farran.
London: Jackson, Walford, and Hodder. The first tale is true to the title of the series;
Capital presents for young children. and Mr. Kingston's name is a pledge that The Fulness of Jesus; or, Devout Reflections those which are to succeed it will be equally upon the Relations of Christ to His People. good.
By the Rev. G. CROWTHER SMITH, Chatham.
London : W. Macintosh.
Simple, earnest, and spiritual, we strongly
recommend this little volume. Comfort for the Contrite. A Morning and Evening Prayer for a Family. A Tale of Two Brothers. By JAMES F. COBB. London : W. Hunt and Co.
London : Society for Promoting Christian The Rev. F. O. Morris has done good service Knowledge. by selecting these “ Maxims” and “ Precepts”
Our readers are well acquainted with Mr. of the Bible, and publishing them in a cheap
Cobb's gifts as a writer of tales. "The Two form for parochial distribution. These little
Brothers” will find no end of patronage books will be highly valued by the pious poor.
wherever it is placed in the parish or school “Comfort for the Contrite” will be very useful
library. to district visitors.
Hannah's Home. Edinburgh: W. Oliphant
and Co. Songs for the Household, Sacred and Secular. By the Rev. HENRY BOYDEN, Incumbent of
An excellent book for a servant, and very Sť. David's, Birmingham, Birmingham :
suitable for the cottage library. E. Clulie.
The Story of Jesus in Verse. By EDWIN Simple strains of home harmony, indicating HODDER. London: Jackson, Walford, and a poetic mind and a tender spirit.
Hodder. Living unto God; or, Chapters in Aid of the
Mr. Hodder's purpose is excellent, and we Christian Life. London: Elliot Stock,
are much pleased with his work. There is no Eighteen excellent and thoroughly practical
doubt that nursery rhymes outlive nursery and Evangelical discourses. “Thoughts on
story books. Many of the pieces in this little
volume will retain a hold upon the memory of Christian Childhood," by the Rev.S. G. Green, we would particularly commend to parents and
the children who may read and learn them
when other prose instruction has been entirely teachers.
forgotten. The Author, in the Preface, underPossibilities in a Parish. By a Yorkshire estimates his execution of his purpose; Clergyman. London: W. E. Painter. will
, we trust, be appreciated in thousands o A national reformation might indeed be homes. " Jesus Preaching” is admirabl expected if the clergy generally followed the written; and is a fair specimen of the oth example of this “Yorkshire Clergyman." sketches. There are several good illustratio
less wives. It was not at all such that Mr. S the pleasant holiday time passed Dunlop wanted, but a healthy, hard-work
on with these families, there ing, respectable young man, not older than were many consultations on the
his own sons. It was to some extent their subject of the educational pro- place of usefulness that he wanted filling, spects of all. It was only the Andersons and he had long wished for an English serwho were in doubt about what to do with vant to assist in the business of the farm. their niece. Mr. Dunlop felt no doubt that At last a very likely young man came and he had made the best choice for his boys, offered himself; but when asked whether he and the clergyman and his wife were equally was single or married, he blushed and satisfied that the change they were con- looked so sheepish, that Mr. Dunlop began templating for their daughter was also the to apprehend some kind of “affair,” and best..
hesitated. It is true that Tom Lawson, as The Dunlops felt the greater satisfaction the neighbours called the young man, looked in having fixed upon what they believed to too juvenile to be married. “But what be the right school, because they were likely made the fellow blush so, and twist the brim to be called home earlier than they had an- off his hat ?” said Mr. Dunlop, when he ticipated. They would consequently have to talked the matter over with his wife. leave their boys to be admitted a few days don't like it, and I don't think I shall enafter their departure; but this was of less
him." consequence on account of the early and Mrs. Dunlop suggested that the youth once intimate acquaintance which had existed might have an attachment, and was there between Mr. Dunlop and the gentleman any harm in that? who now held the responsible position of “Yes, a great deal of harm," replied her head of the school.
husband. "His heart will be hankering Already preparations were in progress for after the old country, and I want a whole the parents' return. Much that was neces- man, with head, heart, and hand all equally sary to the comfort of their Canadian home engaged in my service. It is bad enough to had been selected and packed, and now it have only help that is hired where I used to was generally known in the neighbourhood have the willing help of the boys; but a that Mr. Dunlop was looking out for a good man who is pining and miserable because farm-labourer to take back with him. Of he has left his love behind him will never course there were many who offered them- suit me." selves, but chiefly such as had failed to make
“Do you think they do pino much ?" their own way respectably in England, and asked Mrs. Dunlop very quietly, and with of these the greater number had large fami- the nearest approach to an arch expression lies, and some of them sickly and some help- which her smile ever wore.
Mr. Dunlop thought he should know better And now she has to work at common, hard when he saw the youth again; and accord-house-work, till her little white hands are ingly he drew from him by degrees the getting red and coarse, and all on account of whole story of his attachment, which, so far me. No, sir, I can't stand it. I'll be off from binding him to his native country, was somewhere; and if you don't hire me, why one great cause of his wishing to escape I must look out for another master." from it. Poor Tom had a very bungling “ Then you mean to give Nelly up?" way of describing his circumstances. He “Me give Nelly up?” said the youth, had no idea that they contained in reality evidently perplexed with an incomprethe elements of poetic interest. It was a hensible idea. “Me give Nelly up? What dreadful ordeal to him to be questioned
you mean, sir?" about that which caused him so much both “I mean that you think this the best way of pleasure and pain; and his hat again suf- of putting an end to the affair." fered severely in his hands, while he stood “Putting an end to it? Never!” twisting the brim until it was scarcely any "Then you can trust Nelly, though you brim at all. The substance of his simple go away and leave her?” but disjointed story was this. James Halli
“Aye, that I can. Trust her? Why, day had a niece, an orphan, and the hand bless you, sir, I could trust her if the Pope somest girl in all the country; Tom was of Rome came a courtin' to her." quite sure of that. But all owing to him, “The Pope of Rome, my good fellow, for he lived only a mile distant, this girl had must not have a wife.” been sent to service a long way off, to be out “Then I'm sorry for him.
But conof his way. James Halliday wanted a better cerning Nelly and her uncle and me, it's all match for his niece than a poor farm- to be kept secret, what I've been speaking labourer, and he made no secret of saying, of. I don't mind telling you what our plan what was very offensive to Tom, that he is; indeed, perhaps I ought to tell you before thought her handsome looks ought to find
you engage with me. Our plan is this. If her a gentleman for a husband. The girl so be that I like the country, and save a bit was an honest girl, as good as she was hand- of money, and think there is a reasonable some, and nothing vexed her more than to prospect of a comfortable home for Nelly
, hear her uncle talk in this way. But he was she's to come out all unbeknown to her uncle a bad man, was James Halliday, Tom said ; --that is, when she's old enough to take her and if he did not believe that Nelly was as affairs into her own hand. I suppose there's true a girl as ever walked, he would never
marrying done there, sir?” leave her in her uncle's power.
“Oh yes, plenty of marrying. But how “But why should you leave her at all ?”
is Nelly to find the means of going out to inquired Mr. Dunlop.
Canada ?” “Why you see, sir," replied Tom, " Why, sir, I don't mind telling you; but " there's no peace with her uncle so long as there's a bit of money that was her mother's I am about. Nelly can't even live at home lying in Squire Underthorne's hands; and with him, but has to be thrown amongst when she comes of age, this money will fall strangers, and all along of me."
to her, and nobody has any right to hinder "From the account you give of James it. Don't you see, sir ?” Halliday," said Mr. Dunlop, “I should have “I do, Tom. But it seems to me that in thought it no advantage for his niece to live this case you are leaving a good deal to dewith him.”
pend upon a woman's faith.” "Oh, James is not altogether bad,” re- “Yes; and if I had ten times more that plied the young man. “ He's not unkind was nearer and dearer to me—though that where he takes to any body. He was always could not be I would trust it all to Nelly's fond of Nelly Armstrong, and sent her to faith.” school, and had her taught like any lady. “But you say she is so handsome; and