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Ancient Egyptian Papyri

135 XLVI. The Revivalof Learn-
"Ancient Egyptians,” Wilkinson's 323

ing and Literature 319

Atonement, Theories of the 329, 362, XLVII. Spread of Light and

398, 402

Knowledge - · 340

A Word on Modern Civilization - 317 XLVIII. Influence of the Pla-

tonic Philosophy - 356
Burning the Steppes of Southern

XLIX. Footholds of Priest-

Russia

- 281

craft

· 370

L. Conclusional . 389

Character, Formation of

246 Chinese Physic and Physicians

311

Characteristics of the Reformation: Christna, the Transfiguration of - 183

XXVI. A New Era

8 Civilization, A Word on Modern - 317

XXVII. John Huss

26

Crucifixion, The, and the Two Thieves 276

XXVIII. Bohemia in Revolt 42

XXIX. The Council of Con- Elijah, Life and Character of 14, 30,

stance -

58

46, 62, 77, 93, 109, 189, 205

XXX. Martyrdom for the Essays and Reviews and the “ No.

Truth

74 ble Earl”

. 301

XXXI. The Hussite War 90

XXXII. The “Unknown He- Female Life in the Early Christian

roes” of the Re-

Times

120

formation
106 Formation of Character

- 246

XXXIII. John of Goch - 122

XXXIV. Gregory of Heimburg Hindoo Teachers

- 264

and Jacob of Jüter-

bock

138 Jesus and the Last Passover 249, 265,

XXXV. John of Wesalia · 154

282, 296

XXXVI. Thomas à Kempis - 170 Jewish Race, The

313
XXXVII. The "Imitatio Chris- Job, the Book of

219, 232

ti

186 Joseph Barker and the Secularists 305

XXXVIII. Estimateofà Kempis's

Teaching

202 Lectures at the Free Church :-

XXXIX. The German Mystics 215 Jesus Keeping the Last Pass-

XL. Savonarola

225

249, 265, 282, 296

XLI. The Voice of Reform

Theories of the Atonement 329,

in Italy

242

362, 393, 402

XLII. Savonarola and the

Florentine Revolu- Lectures at South Place Chapel :-

tion

260 The Life and Character of

XLIII. The Beginning of the

Elijah 14, 30, 46, 62, 77, 93,

End

· 277

109, 189, 205

XLIV. The Final Issue . 291

XLV. “Evangelical” Theories Miracle, Nature of a 11, 126, 141,

and Parodies of

158, 173

History - 308 Moral Perfection

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§ 6. Zoroaster and the Sacred

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7. The Persian “Fall of

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OUT OF THE CLOUD;
OR, AN ENGLISH RECTOR IN SEARCH OF A CREED.

A TALE; BY P. W. P.

CHAPTER VII.

AFTER DINNER CHAT ABOUT THE CLERGY. “WELL, George, so for some time at least, this is to be our last evening together."

Yes, Doctor, it must be our night of adieus, and the worst part of it is my being compelled to go away without the hope of returning, except upon a flying visit.”

May joy be with you, for-(and you will forgive me for not giving you the original ; my Italian has grown somewhat rusty)—as poor Francesca says, • If the King of the Universe were our friend we shonld pray to him for thy peace.' But going away furnishes no reason for looking so thoroughly woebegone and gloomy. Sooner or later, as the old saw has it, the best of friends must part. Cheer up, man, and let us make the best of it.”

This conversation was carried on in the snug dining-room wherein Doctor Moule received, and without fornuality, spent the evening with his favourites. It was commonly called the Bachelor's Hall, and for the excellent reason that, excepting the female domestics, none of the fair sex were permitted to enter it. Lester had on this day dined with the Doctor, but the meal was a very heavy affair, for it had been eaten in silence ; both seemed to feel oppressed by the thought of parting. Neither was this so strange as it would at first appear. Generally, men form friendships with those of their own age, here there was a great disparity of years; but the truth is, that Doctor Moule saw in Lester, the friend of his youth, the Colonel, revived again, and Lester looked upon the Doctor as a second father. Thus their attachment depended upon other than the ordinary sources, and it was more like that of the father and son than it was like ordinary friendship. But as Doctor Moule had remarked, Lester looked woe-begone, and hitherto all his attempts at throwing off the load from his spirits had been baffled. VOL. VI, NEW SERIES, VOL. II.

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“I wish I could be cheerful,” said he, "for although at length it seems that I am about to become of some use in the world, which should make one glad, still it is not pleasant to leave the old place, the old baunts, the old friends; and, to be plain with you, Doctor, the fact of having to leave you behind saddens me.

“Oh, yes, a neat little dish of flattery for the old man, served up in the Colonel's best style ; it is delicate, but a little too highly seasoned. But in a little time you will be getting a Deanery; or, who knows ? perhaps a Bishoprick, and the old place will be forgotten.'

“I hope not; and as to Deanery or Bishoprick, I would not accept either, I have no ambition in that direction. But there is no danger of their being offered; I feel, indeed, that the current will not run in that direction, and as to happiness, why probably the future will not yield me half as much as I have already enjoyed in this old parlour. Still I'll not meet trouble half

“No, nor bow before it when it comes. Trouble has no power wherewith to crush us unless we bend our backs to make its labour all the lighter. And why should you speak of trouble? You are strong and healthy, blessed with what I call a cast-iron constitution, and although only in your twenty-third year, you have a living worth six hundred pounds a-year, with the handsomest girl in the shire pledged to become your wife.

What more do you want? Why, if at that age your humble servant had been so fortunate, I should have gone frantic with delight, instead of keeping my senses to enjoy

way."

my good luck."

“You mistake me, Doctor; instead of being discontented with fortune, it is with myself I am dissatisfied. It is that very six hundred a-year which troubles me.

I cannot enter into possession of it without feeling how little will be given in return. And why receive wages without being able to perform the stipulated labour? I cannot but feel guilty of injustice in taking it. No man hires a gardener without first ascertaining the fitness of the hired man; but regarding my fitness there was practically no inquiry. The examination was a miserable delusion, and so far as my own convictions are concerned, I feel to be utterly incapable of performing the duties of my office as they should be performed. I seem to myself to have wasted many years, at least they have not been wisely employed, for although I read a great deal I positiveiy do not know anything well. The Bodleian met all my wants, but it was only in desultory reading. I read works upon Egypt, Greece, and Rome, works upon Art in all its forms, and was Goth enough to dive into the most valuable treatises upon Modern Science, where, in fact, I seemed to be more at my ease than in

any

other. But although I obtained an insight into many things, I'mastered none, and now it appears that I have to do it all over again.'

“What you read has not been lost. Now that you are settling down into the Clerical profession your studies will be mainly theological, but all the other, desultory as it was, will prove useful at times when least expected. But you are suffering from a compound disease which my physic will not reach. The first is an attack of conscientiousness in regard to your income, as being more than you are worth. It is a very rare disease, very rare, and I know of no remedy to recomme I should advise, however, that you make speedy application to some of the Bishops, for as no men do less for their incomes than they do, they must be acquainted with some remedy wherewith to quiet the voice of conscience. Secondly, you are suffering

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