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LONDON:
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY,
56 PATERNOSTER Row, 65 St. Paul's CHURCHYARD,

AND 164 Piccadilly.

MANCHESTER: CORPORATION ST.

BRIGHTON : WESTERN KL.

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PREFAOE.

It is not always that an author can find a title which exactly agrees with the contents of his book. My present choice, whether happy or not, is at least appropriate in this respect—that my pieces, whatever may be their subject, all contain some direct or indirect appeal to the reader, made in a friendly spirit. I covet more to build up than to pull down ; to encourage than to admonish ; but whether engaged in doing the one or the other, my appeals will be always found of a friendly character. In addressing my reader I have spoken to my own heart, and never more so than when using the language of reproof. He who would serve others with his lips, should be faithful in his remarks, and he who would have friends “ must show himself friendly."

CONTENT S.

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Page On Expecting Too Much from Others

1 On Omissions

7 The Overland Route to India

16 I'll Tell You How it is

31 On Entering a New Habitation

39 The Dark Cloud with the Silver Lining

48 The Beginnings of Evil

53 A Sunny Day at Malvern

59 Every Crime has its Punishment

76 The Felton Family

83 The Changing Seasons On Mental Revelry

98 On a Sprained Ankle .

109 Old Humphrey on the Clearing Out of His Study. 119 Old Humphrey Out of His Way

129 Curiosities of Ancient Armour .

139 The Armoury of Goodrich Court

153 The Bridal Home.

162 On Overwhelming Calamities .

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