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The Last of England .
“ All the Earth sitte:h still," etc.
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Sunday Morning Class for Men at Birmingliam
" For He shall deliver,” etc.

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PAGE “ A Credit to his Town"

L'AGE 430, 145, 462 China, Buddhist Priests in

10 Goden Cbain of Praise

699 African Storm, A South

748 Christmas in Labrador
79, 94, 111, 126, 140 Gospel in Uganda, 'The

218 After Sedgemoor. Albanian Brigand:, Capiured' by 277, 310, 344, 357, Coluny of Mercy, A, Bielefeld 638, 654, 669, 684 Christy's Mission .287, 303, 318, 335, 350 Great Day at St. Peter's .

716 23 Great-hearts in History .

18+ 379, 396, 401, 428, 444, 459, 493, 551, 568, 590, “ Coniented and Canty"

149
Griat Truths in Little Tests

221, 400, 464 105, 619, 667 "Curnwall,” A Gala-day on the

257 Green Leaf, A

370 Altais, Wisdom Among the

549 Course and the Crown, The 495, 511, 528, 543, 557, Alva, Destruction of the Statue of :

264
575, 592, 608, 621 Happiness, Unselfishness the Secret of

181 "An Everyday Friend"

398 "Credit to His Town, A"
430, 445, 462 Hauge, A Dis. iple of

408 Amplitude of the Christian Life 501 Creed and Reality . 220 Hill Difficulty. The

530 Argentina, Sundays iu 678

Holy and Humble Men of Heart

733 Artist, Vision of the 796 Daisy'.: Watch

414 Home of the Worlds, The ** Aut Liana, Aut Chrisius" :

433 483 Damascus, The Great Mosque at

214, 494 Dinted Shield, The.

504

Indians and Eskimo; Forty-two Years Among 53 Bagster's Bible House 603 Disciple of Hauge.

408 Barnardo's Homes, Dr. 364

825 F.cho, or th: Cave Fairy

Jubilee of Y. M. C. A.

487 Bemerton, A Pilgrimage to

72, 87 Be Strong

51 9

EDINBURGH, The SABBATH IN 572, 583, 597, 616
Bible House, Bagster's :
I. II. Inside the Churches':

361

Kingdom and the Poor, The
603
Book of Common Order, The,

: 183,799, 815 Bible Similes.

Keeping My Woid 296

573 Bielefeld; A Colouy or Miercy:

23
Disruption, The Days of the

575
Knox and the Reforming Party

Labrador, A Christmas in BIOGRAPHY AND BIOGRAPHICAL NOTIS AND

573

79, 94, 111, 126, 140

117

“Last of England," The SKETCHES :

Presbyterians, The

583

Sunday Work of Scotch Churches : See also “ 'Things New and 011” and “Monthly III. IV. Outside the Churches :

583

106 Lawyer's Story, The Le Vendée, Incident of War of

664 Record."

Carrubber's Close Mission

616

Leaf, A Green “ A. L. 0. E..

370 453, 466 “Children's Church” Little Mary's Escape

827 Alva, The Destruction of the statue of

598
264
Deaconesses.

616
Little Viscount, 'I he

375 Bagster's Bible House

603
Drill Hall Mission and Free Break-

Lucknow, Faith and Prayer at
Barnardo's Homer, Dr.

364

fasts. Blome Keld, The Rev. Leo: ard.

597
17
"Robert Lee" Lectures

Making of Memories
618

81 Bonar, D.D., Andrew

245
Robertson Mission

MATABELES, Among the 91, 109, 118, 138, 156, 177,

617 Childs, George Wiliam 411

389 Encyclical, The Papal

190, 198 De Ros, The Late Lady

232
Eskimo and Indians, Forty-two Years Among

Memories, The Making of
53

81 Drexel, Anthony J. 413

Mercy, A Colouy vf

23 Eliot, John 631, 825 Faith and Prayer at Lucknow

43 Message on the Sca, A

221 Goldsmith, Oliver

517
Faith in God, Moral Influence of
267 Mission Chapels in the South Seas

538 Hauge, A Disciple of 408 Faith, Pirot of Christiani

786
Miss Marcia's Monument

225, 248 Herbert, George 72, 87 Faith, the Certainty of .

237 Miss Pinkerton's Doorstep

477 Horden, John. 53 Faith, The Fount of Strength. 253 Moral Influence of Faith in God

267 Kyrias, Gerasimos D. (see also Albanian Friendless and Forlorn 200 Mosque, The Great, at Damascus

214, 494 Brigands). 667

Mute's Warning, 1 he

101 Perowne, D.D., J. J. Stewart

327 GERMANY, RELIGIOUS LIFE IN 440, 533, 580, 610, Mystery of Alton Grange 417, 436, 449, 469, 489, 506, Portal's Mission to Uganda

757 635, 653, 662,682, 698, 712, 731, 746,762, 779, 79 1 513, 539, 545, 562, 586, 593, 612, 626, 612, 658, Pusey, Early Life of Dr. .

229
I. Distribution of Protestants and Roman

674, 689, 706, 721, 741, 753, 769, 79., 101, 8.9 Rossetti, Christina .

425

Catholics-Growth of Socialism
Schaff. Rev. Ir. Philip

284
The Claim to be a Religious People “ Nandie"

114 Smythies Bishop

565
-Ritualistic Element
440 November Homily, A : :

21 Stoughton's Recollections, Dr.

473 II. Composition of the Empire; various Tucker, Charlotte M.

453, 466

States and Nationalities—Protes- Old Colours, The
Tucker, Bishop

218
tantism in the Rhine Provinces - On the Way Home

254 Wallinger, Anjelia.

693, 710
Hanover a Protestant Country - Oxford, A Voice from

554 Williams, George

487
Church Attendance
533 OXFORD, SUNDAY AT

498, 519 Wordsworth, A Century of 646 II. Saxony-Wurtemberg-Silesia – East

I. Attendance of Undergradu tes

501 Bird Life.-The Swan

456
Prussia-Lutheran Polis
580 Bampton Lectures.

499 BIRBINGHAM, SUNDAY IN 293, 312, 332, 346 IV. Berlin-The Christian Element in

Morning Chapel

498 Adult Suriday Schools

293

Society-Various Christian Agencies 610 Sunday Afternoon at Magdalen and New Birmingham Sunday-School Union : 332 V. The Evangelical Church-Its Council

College

498 Board S hools and Sunday Afternoon 332 and Synods—The German Pastor 635 II. College Servants

523 Carr's Lane Chapel 334 VI. Order of Divine Service-Place and

Effect of Universily on the Town

523 " Pl`asant Sunday Afternoon Societies"

312
Power of the Pulpit
653 Evangelicalism in Oxford

519 Salvation Army Work 347 VII. The Mennonites - French Refugees

Nunconformity

621 Severn Street Adult Morning Schools

293
Moravians-Herrnhut

662
The Midland Institute
316 VIIT. Methodists and Baptists
682 l'apal Encyclical

389 Wesleyao Mission 347 IX. The Universities

696 l'icture Lady, The.

i:9, 175, 191, 205 Work of the Church of England 333 X. The Universities-continued

712 Pilgrimage to Bemerton, A

72, 87 Y. M. C. A. Religious Services 332 XI. The Sabbath Question—Church and Pilgrims of the Night

719, 735, 750 Boben ia, A Rock-Castle and Chapel in

814
School-Social Questions
731 Pivot of Christian Faith

786 Books and Reading, Cuncerning,

524 XII. Gustavus Adolphus Society - The L'OETRY Books of Fifty Years Ago, Children's

290
Inner Mission

746 Benledi
Buddhist Priests in China
10 XIII. Colony of Bethel-Workien's Colo-

126

Children's Song of Christmas Bunch of Seals, A. : : 15, 31, 47, 60 nies-- Inns for Working Men. 762 Child's Song (Music)

202 XIV. The Francke Institut Missions

Choice, The

481 Century of Wordsworth, A

646
Deaconesses at Kaiserswerth
779 Christmas, The Children's Song of

126 Certainty of Faith. 237 XV. Independent Workers-Foreign Mis

Consider.

569 Chelsea, A Sunday at

422
sions
794 Deafness

286 Children's Books of Fifty Years Ago 290 | Gift of the Heart, The :

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POETKY:-continued.
SERMONS AND DEVOTIONAL PAPERS:-continued. Sunday at Oxfird

499, 519 Euroclydon 194 Faith the Fount of Strength

253 Sunday in Birmingham

293, 312, 332, 346 Gethsemane,

Gift of the Heart, The

326 Sunday in Edinburgh

572, 583, 597, 615 from 782 Golden Chain of Praise 699 Sundays in South America

678 Good Shepherd, The 334 Greathearts in History

181 Sunday-School Convention in St. Louis, The Green Leaf and the Gold. 808 Great Truths in Little Texts 224, 400, 464

World's.

69 Harvest Past, Summer Eoded 728 Happiness, Unselfishness the Secret of 181 Swallow, The Stork and the :

822 Holiday Prayer, A 658 Hill Difficulty, The. 530 Swan, The

456 Life 48 Holy and Humble Men of Heart 733 Sweet Auburn" of To-day

517 Life, The Path of 634 Jairus, Daughter of . 733 Sweeter than Honey

600 Lost and Found 466 Kingdom and the Poor, The

361 “ Lux Mea Christus" 120 Land of the Living, The .

578 TALES FOR THE Young:Mayflowers 421 Memories, The Making of

81 ** A Credit to His Town"

430, 445, 462 New Year 148 Moral Influence of Faith in God

267 After Sedgemoor

638, 654, 669, 684 Nothingness 104 November Homily .

21 Bunch of Seals, A

15, 31, 47, 60 Our Dead 732 Old Colours, The

6 Christmas in Labrador 79, 94, 111, 126, 110 Peace 168, 789 Oxford, A Voice from

Christy's Mis-ion

287, 303, 318, 335, 350 “ Peace : be still" 309 Pivot of Christian Faith

786 Course and the Crown, The 495, 511, 52, 543, Praise Notes (Iusic) 810 Poor, The Kingdom and the

361

557, 575, 592, 608, 621 Preacher's Requirements, A 238 Resting-Place, The . 136 Daisy's Watch

414 Progress . 40 Sabbath Thoughts

645 Keeping My Word :

783, 799, 816 St. Stephen, The Death of 626 Shield, The Dinted . 501 Little Mary's Escape

827 Swan, The 457 Spending of a Day

41 Miss Pinkerton's Doorstep

447 Truth Untold. 366 Spotle:sness

101 Picture Lady, The

159, 175, 191, 205 War 169 strength, Faith the Founi of

253 Pilgrims of the Night

719, 735, 75€ Watching 666 Stork and the Swallow

822 Vera's Holiday Task

223, 239, 255, 269 Willy's Last Hymn 766 Sweeter than Honey

600 Worth His Weight in Gold

367, 33 Winter.

233 Talks with Workers 45, 133, 204, 331, 582, 803 Talks with Workers 45, 133, 204, 331, 582, 803 Winter and Spring , 153 Thanksgiving, On Beginning the Year Tauist Priest, the .

773 Word was made Flesh, Time

709
with
154 Thankfulness, The Spirit of :

292 Pompeii, Sanctuary of New 27, 37, 57 Thanksgiving, The Spirit of

2-2 Thanksgiving, On Beginning the Year with 154 Portal's Mission to Uganda 757 Things which are Eternal

817 Things New and Old 13, 30, 78, 93, 135, 158, 171, Praise, Golden Chain of. 699 Thoughts and By-thoughts

392, 578 183, 213, 222, 252, 263, 236, 295, 343, 461, 494, Praise Notes (Music) 810 " Touch Me Not"

651

503, 541, 571, 637, 677, 761, 821 Prize Competitions

16 Unselfishness the Secret of
Happiness 181 Things which are Eternal

817
Upland Thoughts
162 Thoughts and By-Thoughts

392, 578 Waters Below and Above the firmament: 392 Tibet, A Ride to Little Ragged Schools 764

725, 805 341 What Christ Taught about His Death “Touch Me Not"

651 Rarotonga, A Legend from

589 See also - Echo: or, The Cave Fairy."

Servant of All, The
316, 329, 348 Training Ship Cornwali

257 SHORT STORIES:

Two Sorts of Wealth Reading and Books, Concerning

172 524

398 Record, Monthly 62, 142, 207, 271, 351, 415, 479,

An Everyday Friend
Contented and Canty

218 559, 623, 687, 767

119 Uganda, The Gospel in Resting Place, The

Faith and Prayer at Lucknow

43 Uganda, Portal's Mission to 136

757 Ride to Little Tibet

:
Friendless and Forlorn
200

569 725, 805

Universities' Mission, Bishop Smythies and the Lawyer's Story, The 106 Unselfishness, the Secret of Happiness

181 Little Viscount, The 375 Upland Thoughts .

162 Sabbath in Edinburgh 572, 583, 597, 657 Message on the Sea, A

221 Sabbath Thoughts . 641 Miss Marcia's Monument.

225, 248 Vera's Holiday Task Sanctuary of New Pompeii

223, 239, 255, 269 27, 37, 65 Mute's Warning, The

701 Viscount, The Little

375 Scripture Exercises 16, 48, 80, 96, 112, 141, 160, 176, "Nannie"

Vision of the Artist.

796 206, 224, 210, 256, 270, 288, 304, 320, 363, 334, On the Way Home:

25+ Voice from Oxford, A

554 414, 432, 448, 464, 478, 496, 512, 558, 576, 592, Miss Pinkerton's Doorstep

477 607,622, 640, 656, 672, 701, 720, 736, 752, 7:4,816 Servant of All, The.

316, 329, 318 Sedgemoor, After

Wanderer Won for Christ, A. 638, 654, 669, 681 Two Sorts of Wealtà

172

556 SERMONS AND DEVOTIONAL PAPERS:

Waud rer Wou for Christ, A

War of La Vendée, Incident of 556

664 See also " Things New and Old." Similes, Bible

What Christ taught about His Death 236

341 Amplitude of the Christian Life

501
South

Wisdom Among the Altais
Mission Chapels in the
539

549 " Aut Diana, aut Christus"

Woman's Work in the Christian Sphere: 493 Spending of a Day, The.

776 Bible Similes 296 Spotlessness .

Worth His Weight in Gold 101

367, 383 Books and Reading, Concerning 524 St. Peter's, A Great Day' at

716 Certainty of Faith 237 Statue of Alva, Destruction of 264 Y. M. C. A., Jubilee of .

487 Creed and Reality 220 Stork and the Swallow

822 Faith, Certainty of 237 Stoughton's Recollections, Dr.

473 Zachary Brough's Venture 1, 17, 33, 49, 65, 84, 97, Faith in God, The Moral Influence of 267 Stundists, Trial of Russian

76 122, 129, 145, 164, 177, 194, 209, 234, 241, 260, Faith, Pivot of Christian . 756 Sunday at Chelsea, A

422

273, 299, 305, 322, 337, 353, 371, 385, 404

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Robben Island, Lepers of
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313 Savage Island
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Seamen Lust from the Anson, The :
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Spain, Training of the Young in

Speech, Exactness of
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143 Letter to Miss Cabot from Lowell :

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so energetic. Even the butcher-boys relaxed their pace and made for the shady sides.

Not so.

Gundry the builder fell asleep in his easy chair after his early dinner. When he awoke and pulled out his watch, he started up, shocked to find that it was half-past two already.

" Chris !” he shouted.

“He is out at the gate-only waiting for you,” said the mild voice of his wife, a fair, slow-spoken, square-faced woman, with large, light blue eyes, straight nose and coral lips. She spoke gently enough, but Gundry caught up his hat and flung out of the house, as though he felt her words a reproach for taking it easy, while Chris, of superior virtue, was broiling in the sun.

Chris had the pony comfortably in the shade, and stood leaning upon her, either halfasleep himself or musing. He was a big, dulllooking, dull-complexioned boy of fifteen, with little copies of his mother's large blue eyes, a round full face, and a big mouth, which, however, showed itself capable of a pleasant smile when he raised his head at the sound of his father's step. Chris never had a grievance.

“Morn, noon and night, Whate'er he had to do was always right." " Jump up, my boy,” said Gundry, seeing at once that the spring-cart had in it everything that onght to be there. He was a man of middle height and substantial build, with chestnut hair, full beard of a darker shade, blunt features, but a hawk's eye-clear, hazel-grey, with a glance that nothing in the material world escaped.

Chris mounted deliberately. His father followed with a spring, and drove off at a rattling pace along the white, level road between two steep slopes—houses in pretty gardens on one side of it; on the other, a stone wall, behind which rose green fields and orchards, till houses began there also, and grew closer and smaller till the road struck into another at right angles to it-a“ long, unlovely street” of poor-looking shops. This was the Strand of Forestwyk, skirting the river for half-a-mile or more. Gundry turned to the right, away from the centre of the town, and in two minutes more pulled up at one of the entrances to the River Leas, and, jumping out, went down to look about him.

gave the tiniest root-hold, stonecrop and creepers sprang up, and golden wallflower, now in full bloom. In the brilliant sunshine, under the deep blue sky of this cloudless afternoon, the grey walls, the gleams of rich colour from the flowers, and the archways framing views of green hills in the distance, gave the place a foreign look-a quaint, singular picturesqueness. But Gundry

, did not see it; he was smelling the smells.

Before this fine weather, heavy rains had come, and there had been a flood in the River Leas. They were always having little floods down there, and people were accustomed to it; but this time the river had risen a few feet higher than usual. There had been reports in the papers, and subscriptions for the sufferers; and one or two active vestrymen had seized the opportunity to make an attack on the owners of some of the most insanitary of these unhealthy dwellings, and compel them either to pull down or to repair. They escaped the former alternative (partly from the difficulty of knowing where else to house the poor creatures who would be turned out) on condition of employing only men approved by the Town Council to do the repairs; and Gundry was one of those appointed to the thankless task. On this afternoon, an unreliable inspector was to meet an owner on the spot, and he was bent on arriving before the two could have bargained with each other to hush up the matter, and slur over the work in the cheapest possible way. He had a strong feeling for the poor occupants, and a still stronger one of disgust for all scamped work. To think of having to lay down new boards, for instance, on top of half-dried river-ooze, with no concrete between, was enough to spoil a man's dinner for a week. He posted to and fro, looking for the place, and only lost himself and came out where he had gone in. The lanes were quiet as a city of the dead. The elder children were at school, and the babies and their mothers seemed all to be taking a siesta this hot afternoon. Not even an old man came down the lane, nor a group of gossiping women stood at the doors; and at every turn, he met a fresh wast of that poison-smell. When the river rose, it flooded the sewers too, and all their contents were poured into the basements, and left behind-a dreadful sediment-when the water went down. Gundry felt sorry he had brought Chris.

“ Drive back into the road," he called, “and wait there for me.” And he made another plunge, this time down Middle Lane, in search of the way “ down Mary Place and up into Charles Square.”

“Bother the place !” he said impatiently, as he turned down a lane just like all the rest.

As he did so, from the open door of one of the houses a little girl stepped out. She might be nine or ten years old, he thought, from her size, but her face was old, long and thin, and her great dark eyes were raised to his with such a look of bewildered, helpless anguish that, hurried though he was, he stopped short, saying—“What's the matter, iny dear ?"

Her little thin hands locked tightly together as she answered, in the clear soft accents of a lady-child,

* Please, do you know if there is any room to

The Leas were two or three acres of ground close to the river, covered with poor, small houses built in long rows undetached. Here and there a break in a row gave admittance to curious little squares and nests of houses which lay behind the wider lanes. Two or three parallel rows ran in a line with the river and the Wyk road : intersecting them at right angles were the main arteriesNorth, Middle, and

South Lanes, leading from road to river. At another angle still, the railway ran across this human warren, its arches high above the house tops. Like the cottages, they were built of the beautiful grey Wyk stone; so were the garden-walls, and almost every

house had its morsel of garden, where flowers grew-as they will grow in the Forestwyk valley--whether tended or not. Wherever a break in the stones

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