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LONDON:
WALTER SMITH (LATE MOZLEY),
34, KING STREET, COVENT GARDEN,

1883.

LONDON: R. CLAY, SONS, AND TAYLOR,

BREAD STREET UILL, E.C.

CONTENTS.

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Account of a Visit to Shoreditch

A Loyal Mind

A Picture Story

Cameos from English History :-

Hampton Court Conferences

Gunpowder Plot.

Religious Revival in France

Puritan Ascendency

The Death of Prince Henry

The Addled Parliament and the last States General
Conversation on Books .

Band of Mercy

Garden of Imagination .

Here's Another on 'Em

Instruction by Correspondence

Letters on Daily Life

Memoir of Anne Elinor Prevost
Mission Life at South Hampstead
Morals of Chess

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33, 113, 209, 314, 415

77, 384
61, 174

1961

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The Monthly packet.

JANUARY, 1883.

A LOYAL MIND.

BY THE AUTHOR OF 'A LOST BATTLE.'

CHAPTER XVII.

A FLATTERING TALE.
. . To the foolish some secular mirage, or shadow of still waters, painted on
the parched earth; whereby at least their dusty pilgrimage, if devious,

becomes cheerfuller, becomes possible.'—CARLYLE.
SHORTLY after this Mrs. Lydiard was summoned unexpectedly to a rich
old aunt in the north of England, who had been taken suddenly ill.
She went off in high good humour, at an hour's notice, leaving her two
girls in charge of Mrs. Bell, who sent her carriage that afternoon to
fetch them to the Villa.

News of this move did not reach Alding Place till the next morning,
and Herbert remarked that Hetty and her cousin ought to have come to
them. Margaret, however, said gently that the present arrangement
was the best.

“We might find ourselves too much mixed up with Mrs. Lydiard's
affairs,' she observed. “I fear there may be second-rate people amongst
her relations.'

• Possibly—but they need not be Hetty's relations.'

Oh no; and besides, as we have already said, Hetty is herself.
Still, if you wish it, Herbert-'

“No, I don't wish it. One must ask Conny Lydiard too, and she
would be a bore.'

Herbert of course went to the Villa that afternoon, and repeated his
visit every day. He very soon, though for different reasons, agreed
with Margaret that this arrangement was the best. At Alding Place,
under the eyes of his sisters, with visitors coming and going, his love-
making could not be carried on half so pleasantly as in the free, indul-
gent atmosphere of Mrs. Bell's house and garden. She was not
VOL. 5.

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PART 25.

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