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THE YOUNG LADIES' LIBRARY.

Price 25. 6d. each, handsomely bound.

With ILLUSTRATIONS.

1. Sunshine and Rain; or, Blanche Cleveland. By A. E. W. With

Illustrations by L. HUARD. 2. Roses and Thorns; or, Five Tales of the Start in Life. With

Illustrations. 3. Bible Narratives; or, Scripture Stories. By the Rev. FrEDERICK

CALDER, M.A. With Illustrations by D, H. FRISTON. 4. Pleasure and Profit ; or, Lessons at Home. A Book for Boys

and Girls. With Illustrations by THOMAS B. DALZIEL. 5. Country Pleasures; or, The Carterets. By A. E. R. With

Illustrations by Thomas B. Dalziel. 6. Stories of Courage and Principle; or, Fit to be a Duchess.

By Mrs. GILLESPIE SMYTH. Illustrated. 7. Who are the Happy Ones ? or, Home Sketches. By the Author

of “ Quiet Thoughts for Quiet Hours," &c. With Illustrations

by JOHN ABSOLON. 8. The Progress of Character; or, Cliffethorpe. By Harriet

POWER.

London: WARD, LOCK, & TYLER,

Warwick House, Paternoster Row, E.C.

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CHAPTER VIII.

The NEW CHURCH ON FAIRLEIGH GREEN .

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“Meek souls there are, who little dream

Their daily strife an angel's theme ;
Or that the rod they take so calm,
Shall prove in Heaver. a martyr's palm.”

THERE now, you have spoilt it all, Effie," said Helen Burnet to her cousin, "you have no patience with my aunt, and instead of managing her temper, you only irritate it ; now I am afraid we shall wait long enough before we attain this object of our wishes. When my aunt goes out of the room in the

manner she has just done, it takes a long time to bring her round.”

“Oh, Helen, I am very sorry, but I never shall learn the difficult lesson of living with Aunt Herbert, I am sure; and how you have disciplined your heart to do it I cannot think. People talk of the labours of Hercules, and think him such a wonder; for my part, I look . upon his exploits as mere child's play com.. pared with yours. I had much rather make a few great efforts and have done with it, than have this perpetual fret, fret, fret.”

“I dare say you would, Effie; but as one is put before you as a matter of duty, and the other is not, I don't see that you have any. choice upon the subject. As the burden must be endured, the wisest thing is so to arrange it that its weight may be least felt."

“Six months, Helen! my father will be in Germany six months; what an ordeal it will be. Why did he not take me with him ?”

“I cannot tell; perhaps he thought you too wild and visionary for that dreamy land, per.

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