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accomplishments confined to the merely literary; in music and drawing she also excels; and in the graces that adorn society, and make the charm of social and domestic intercourse, she is eminently gifted."

Upon the appearance of Mrs. Ellet's Domestic History of the American Revolution, the Literary World said: “We owe her our thanks, not only for a volume of pleasant and interesting reading, but for the noble incentives which this compilation cannot fail to create in the hearts of her readers. Would that the same unanimity now prevailed and we were all united, as were our ancestors in that olden time when they leagued together freed from sectional jealousy or party bitterness to do their heroic duty. If stimulus is wanting, this book will furnish plenty, in the anecdotes which are told of all classes and conditions."


Some of the women in Philadelphia, whose husbands were in the American army, used to procure intelligence through a market boy, who came into the city to bring provisions, and carried the dispatches sent by his friends in the back of his coat. One morning, when there was reason to fear that he was suspected, and his movements watched, a young girl undertook to get the papers. She went to market, and in a pretended game of romps threw her shawl over the boy's head, thus securing the prize. She hastened with the papers to her friends, who read them with deep interest, after the windows had been carefully closed. When news came of Burgoyne's surrender this sprightly girl, not daring to give vent openly to her exultation, put her head up the chimney and gave a shout for Gates.-From Domestic History of the American Revolution.


While attempting to pay a tribute but too long withheld to the memory of women who did and endured so much in the cause of liberty, we should not be insensible to the virtues of another class, belonging equally to the history of the period. These had their share of reverse and suffering. Many saw their children and relatives espousing opposite sides; and with ardent feelings of loyalty in their hearts, were forced to weep over the miseries of their families and neighbors. Many were driven from their homes, despoiled of property, and finally compelled to cast their lot in desolate wilds and an uncongenial climate. And while their heroism, fortitude, and spirit of self-sacrifice were not less brightly displayed, their hard lot was unpitied, and they met with no reward.—From Women of the American Revolution.


In the library of William H. Prescott, at his residence in Boston, are two swords, crossed above the arch of an alcove. One belonged to his grandfather, Colonel William Prescott, who commanded the American troops in the redoubt at Bunker Hill. The other was the sword of Captain Linzee, of the royal navy, who commanded the British sioop-of-war, the Falcon, then lying in the Mystic ; from which the American troops were fired upon as they crossed to Bunker Hill. Captain Linzee was the grandfather of Mrs. Prescott. The swords of those two gallant soldiers who fought on different sides upon that memorable day-now in the possession of their united descendants, and crossed-an emblem of peace, in the library of the great American historianare emblematic of the spirit in which our history should be written. Such be the spirit in which we view the loyalists of those days.-From Women of the American Revolution.

O weary heart, there is a rest for thee!

O truant heart, there is a blessèd home,

An isle of gladness in life's wayward sea,

Where storms that vex the waters never come ! There trees perennial yield their balmy shade ;

There flower-wreathed hills in sunlit beauty sleep ; There meek streams murmur through the verdant glade ;

There heaven bends smiling o'er the placid deep ;
Winnowed by wings immortal that fair isle ;

Vocal its air with music from above !
There meets the exile eye a welcoming smile ;

There ever speaks a summoning voice of love
Unto the heavy-laden and distrest-

“Come unto Me, and I will give you rest!”

TO THE LANCE-FLY. Forth with the breezy sweep

Of spirit wings upon my path of light, Thou creature of the sunbeam ! upward keep

Thine earth-defying flight ! The glowing west is still ;

In hallowed slumber sinks the restless sea ;
And heaven's own tints have wrought o'er tree and hill

A purpling canopy.
Go-bathe thy gaudy wing

In freshened azure from the deepening sky-
In the rich gold your parting sunbeams fing,

Ere yet their glories die. The boundless air is thine,

The gorgeous radiance of declining day, Those painted clouds their living hues entwine,

To dark thy heavenward way. Soar on !


fancies too Would quit awhile the fading beauties here, To roam with thee that waste of boundless blue,

And view yon heaven more near !
Lost ! in the distant page,

Ere my bewildered thoughts for flight were free;
Farewell ! in vain upon the void I gaze,-
I cannot soar like thee!

- From Poems, Original and Translated.

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ELLICOTT, CHARLES JOHN, an English theologian, born in 1819. He was educated at Cambridge, where he graduated with honors in 1841, and was elected a fellow of St. John's College. In 1848 he was collated to the rectorship of Pilton, which he held for ten years, when he resigned it in order to become Professor of Divinity in King's College, London.

In 1859 he was appointed Hulsean Lecturer, and in 1860 was elected Hulsean Professor of Divinity at Cambridge. His Hulsean Lectures for that year on the “Life of our Lord Jesus Christ " attracted great attention by their eloquence and rare scholarship. In 1861 he was nominated by the Crown to the Deanery of Exeter, and in 1863 to the united sees of Gloucester and Bristol, which had become vacant by the promotion of Bishop William Thomson to the Archbishopric of York. Bishop Ellicott's publications are numerous. His Hulsean Lectures have been republished in several editions. He has written Commentaries on several of the Pauline Epistles, and an elaborate essay on the Apocryphal Gospels (1856); The Destiny of the Creature and Other Sermons, preached before the University of Cambridge (1858); Considerations on the Revision of the English Version of the New Testament (1870; republished in 1884 with other essays by Canon Lightfoot and Archbishop Trench, and an Introduction by Dr. Philip Schaft); Six Addresses on Modern Skepticism (1877); Six Addresses on the Being of God (1879); numerous papers in the publications of “The Christian Evidence Society;" Diocesan Progress; Present Dangers to the Church of England (1881); Are we to Modify Fundamental Doctrines (1885); Salutary Doctrine (1890); Foundations of Sacred Study (1893). He has also edited a Commentary on the Old and New Testaments, by various writers. He was for eleven years the Chairman of the “Company of the Revisers of the Authorized Version of the New Testament,” published in 1881.

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DIFFICULTIES IN THE GOSPEL HISTORY. I neither feel nor affect to feel the slightest sympathy with the so called popular theology of the present day : but I shall trust that, in the many places in which it has been almost necessarily called forth in the present pages, no expression has been used toward sceptical writings stronger than may have been positively required by allegiance to catholic truth. Toward the honest and serious thinker who may feel doubts or difficulties in some of the questions connected with our Lord's life, all tenderness may justly be shown.-Pref. ace to Lectures.

THE TRIUMPHANT ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM. In the retirement of that mountain-hamlet of Bethany -a retirement soon to be broken in upon—the Redeemer of the world may with reason be supposed to have spent His last earthly Sabbath. There, too, either in their own house or, as seems more probable, in the house of one who probably owed to our Lord his return to the society of his fellow-men, did that loving household “make a supper” for their Divine Guest. Joyfully and thankfully did each one of that loving family instinctively do that which might seem most to

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