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NAL: a Repository of Local Information and General Literature, 1872 ; containing TEN ENGRAVINGS OF OXFORD VIEWS.

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NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.

On page 14 we give some particulars of the ceremonial "Echoes,” received too late for insertion in this number; reserved

observed on a somewhat similar occasion of national for future consideration,

thanksgiving in the reign of George III., which will be Short original articles, in prose or verse, and Books for Reviero should be sent to the Editor, under cover, addressed to the care of the

read with interest at the present time. publisher, No 35 Corn-Market Street, Oxford.

The members of the Oxford Architectural and His

torical Society and their friends, to the number of about NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.

100, visited Magdalen College on Tuesday afternoon, Tae third volume of the Monthly Illustrated Journal

Feb. 20th. They were met in the hall by the Rev. Dr. commences with the present number. We again thank Millard, vicar of Basingstoke, who gave a brief history many subscribers who have kindly introduced our mag- of the College, pointing out its principal architectural azine to their friends, and shall be happy to supply features, and subsequently conducted the party over copies of prospectus with order-form to any who may be the building. Engravings with descriptions of this willing to aid in promoting its circulation. A specimen College and its customs, have already appeared in this is enclosed in each copy of the present number; and we Journal ;* and we purpose next month to give soine shall be gratified to receive many of the order-forms further interesting particulars, gleaned from the Archiduly filled up by new subscribers.

tectural Society's visit, illustrated with an engraving The two volumes now complete may be bound in any of the West front of the College from the first quadstyle at our publishing office; where also may be ob- rangle, or court of St. John the Baptist. tained neat cloth cases for binding, and reading cases

LOCAL EXAMINATIONS, in connection with the Science for holding single numbers. In our next number we purpose giving an engraving

and Art Department of the Committee of Council on of MAGDALEN COLLEGE, froin the west; with a descrip

Education, will be held in this city, in the months of tive notice. Other illustrated articles on interesting

April and May next, commencing on the 25th of April. local topics will appear in future numbers.

Any persons, not being students in the Oxford School of Science and Art, may present themselves for exami

nation, provided they apply to the Local Secretaries, Oxford Topics.

on or before the 26th of March.

BLENHEIM Palace and Gardens will be open to the THE DAY OF GENERAL THANKSGIVING for the recovery

public until further notice. Hours of admission to the of the Prince of Wales was marked in Oxford by the palace, from 11 a. n. to 1 p.m., and to the Gardens, from almost universal closing of places of business. Probably 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, through delay or indecision on the part of the local | Thursday, and Friday (in each week) except Good authorities, or perhaps for some more cogent reason, no Friday. Tickets of admission can be had only at the special arrangement was made for a public celebration porter's lodge at the entrance to the palace. of the general rejoicing. At the eleventh hour, however, - we believe at the suggestion of a worthy aldermanan announcement was made that the usual morning

THE LENTEN SERMONS. service at the Cathedral would be adapted for the occa

The general subject of the sermons during this season sion, and rendered special by the official presence of the Mayor and Corporation. Late as the notice was given

in St. Mary's and St. Giles's churches is “The Life of

the Soul : its dangers and safeguards.” The Wednes(the preceding evening) the Cathedral of Christ Church was thronged at an early hour by many hundreds of our

day evening sermons consist of two series by two

preachers. In St. Mary-the-Virgin's, the following fellow-citizens of every religious denomination, who

subjects are taken by the Rev. C. W. Furse ::-appeared very heartily to enjoy the opportunity afforded them of uniting in a public expression of the universal

Feb. 14th. - The Life of the Baptized, as God wills it to be thankfulness to Almighty God for the mercies vouch

21st. - The Soul in the Sleep of Sin.

28th.-The Awakening of the Soul. safed to our nation. The usual procession into the Cathe

March 6th.— The Freedom of a Soul forgiven. dral was joined by the Mayor, Sheriff, Aldermen, and

13th.— Grouth in Holiness through Union with God. most of the Town Councillors, in their robes of office,

20th.– The Danger of Relapse. the Mayor taking his seat next to the Vice-Chancellor, and the other members of the Corporation also occupying

In St. Giles's, by the Rev. R. W. Randall :stalls in the choir. The anthem selected was the Feb. 14th.— The End for which Man was created. old German chorale “Let all men praise the Lord,” as adapted hy Mendelssohn in the “ Hymn of Praise;" the

March 6th.--The Soul after Death, genera Wanksgiving and the special prayer were most

13th.- The Love of God for us. feelingly read by the Vice-Chancellor (Dean Liddell)

20th.- Perseverance. and the service was concluded by the singing of the beautiful hymn composed for the service at St. Paul's.

The Friday evening services are as follows :At night some attempt was made at illumination ; Queen's Feb. 16th.– Prayer; in St. Mary's, by The Bishop of College in particular distinguishing itself by an effective Oxford; in St. Giles's, by Rev. T. B. Buchanan. display of festoons of Chinese lanterns from the cupola

Feb. 23rd.— Fasting ; in St. Mary's, by Rev. W. H. to the two wings, and a very respectable exhibition of

Hutchings; in St. Giles's, by Rev. R. M. Benson. fi reworks.

March 1st. - Almsgiving ; in St. Mary's, by Rev. Canon

Woodford ; in St. Giles's. hy Rev. W. Romanis.
Long will the 27th of February, 1872, be remembered

March 8th. - Preparation for Holy Communion; in St. by the nation ; and we would fain believe and hope that

Mary's, by Rev. Canon Ashwell; in St. Giles's, by Rev. he prayer so well expressed in the “ Thanksgiving Canon King. Hymn" may be realised to the full:

March 15th.-- Devotional Ise of Holy Scripture ; in St. “ Bless Thou our adoration,

Mary's, by Rev. Dr. Miller; in St. Giles's, by Rev. Canon
Our gladness sanctify;

How.
Make this rejoicing nation

March 22nd.- Holy Living; in St. Mary's, by Ven. Arch-
To Thee by joy more nigh ;

deacon Pickersteth; in St. Giles's, by Rev. Canon Fremantle. O be this great Thanksgiving,

The Services commence each Evening at Eight o'clock.
Throughout the land we raise,
Wrought into holier living
In all our after days!”

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IFFLEY, NEAR OXFORD.

strikingly beautiful; the bold Norman arches supporting

the tower, borne by pillars of black marble, present an The ancient village of Iffley is most picturesquely almost unique appearance; the chancel has an early situated on the slopes rising from the Oxfordshire bank English groined roof, and presents later characteristics of the Isis. The long village street from several points than the rest of the Church, though the outer walls are commands beautiful views of river, hills and woods; believed to be of the same date. The font is of very beyond which the towers, domes, and spires of Oxford early date, and unusually large, significantly indicating stand in bold relief against the sky. The beauty and the ancient practice of baptism by immersion, as ensalubrity of its situation, with its proximity to Oxford, joined in the rubric. It consists of a square block of combine to render Iffley a favourite residence and black marble, 3ft. 6in. square, containing a leaden resort. Its attractions in the rowing season are height. basin, and supported by a thick and short central ened by the fact that the college racing “eights" have column (called in 1468 the “stole' or stool), and four their starting-place here : and indeed the river between smaller columns without capitals, at the angles, three Iffley and Oxford is during the summer months alive being spirally fluted and one of a different shape. with craft of every description, from the outrigger In the churchyard, on the south side of the church, as sculling-boat to the heavy house-boats, laden with shown in our engraving, is an aged yew-tree of pleasure parties bound for Nuneham or some interme- enormous girth, so old that it requires no stretch of diate spot.

fancy to believe it was planted when the first stone of The learned author of the Memorials of Oxford gives the structure was laid. Indeed it is supposed by some from sundry ancient sources a long list of various that the tree is of a date more ancient than the church; spellings of the name of this village: - Givetelei, as the yew was even in Druidical times held sacred to Iveteleg, Yvetele, Yftele, Iftele, Ziftele, Eiffley, the dead, it was customary on the introduction of Chrisand Jfley—and through these corruptious he traces tianity to build the churches near the ancient burying. its derivation to

grounds. Near the Saxon Gifta

the tree stands leya or Gifte

old stone leye, “ the field

which of gifts.” The

after remaining Church stands

for ages in a de on an eminence,

capitated state, commanding

has, since our most extensive

sketch view, and is just

taken,

been ly considered one

restored in a of the finest and

style corresponbeautiful examples in England of an AngloNorman paro

below the church chial Church. It consists of a nave and chancel, di

beloved by arvided by a tower, and forms indeed interesting

a mill which was school of English

flourishing 00 architecture, affording examples of almost every age and style. The date of its foun- the Ist. The Rev. T. A. Warburton, D.C.L., is the dation is probably early in the twelfth century; we present highly esteemed Vicar of the parish. know that the advowson was given to the canons of the monastery of Kenilworth, by Juliana de S. Remigio; it may therefore be assumed that the church was in existence anterior to this donation ; and in all likelihood

A COUNTRY SCENE. its foundation was contemporary with that of Kenilworth. The north and south doorways are unusually

By a broad and swiftly flowing river,perfect specimens of the Norman style; the latter in

Passing between rich fields of green,particular being enriched with bieroglyphical carvings · Whose small wavelets brightly flash and quiver which in grotesqueness of design and sharpness of exe

In the sun's rays, a humble cot is seen cution rival the finest Byzantine examples. The west

Pee ping from out the cool and pleasant shade front consists of three storeys; the lowest containing the chief entrance, surrounded with zigzag mouldings,

Of stately trees, that spread their branches wide and flanked by an arch on each side; the middle storey

And throw deep shadows o'er a spot of glade is now occupied by a fine wheel window, which has been

Made musical with birds, on every side recently restored consistently with the original design

Trilling their beauteous notes the livelong day: in place of a paltry window in the late perpendicular And balmy breezes stir the lovely grove, Gothic style which had for centuries defaced the front; While fragrant sweetness far and wide does stray and the third storey consists of a noble arcade of From flowers whose very hues speak but of love. three enriched Norman windows, surmounted by a

And when fair Nature round is hushed in dreams smaller window in the gable. The whole of this front is an exceedingly fine example of the architecture

The silver moon throws brightly its soft beams. of the period. The interior of the Church is also 1872.

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IFFLEY CHURCH.

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AT THE WELL,

As John Stirling's pretty wife was speaking, she

let down the soft curtains of the handsome room, I SAID, “I have a tale to tell !" I said it with a blush and sigh ;

half-parlour, half-library, where she sat, and then We were together at the well,

seated herself in a little easy chair, beside her husEffie, my rustic love, and I.

band. Taking up a bit of bright-coloured knitting, Serenely up the cloudless sky

she went onThe queen moon walked in grace alone ;

“It was very nice, to be sure, boarding; but it And with her cheek and hair o'erblown

was a sort of vacant life, after all. This is so much With light, as with a golden veil, She stood and waited for the tale.

better. I have something to do now."
About ber little shining head

John Stirling smiled.
A wreath of bright wild flowers she wore ;

“And something to govern. After all, I believe it Brown, streaked with amber, white and red,

is the love of power that makes you women so Their like I oft had seen before,

delight in homes of your own. I don't doubt, gentle Yet did not know that they were fair,

as you seom, that your servants find you as austere Until she had them in her hair.

as the Great Mogul." How tenderly my memory notes

“I declare, John, you are too bad. I never scold, Each trifle that made my bliss complete The very way her garment floats

and I'm sure everything has gone on so nicely since Around ber dainty, twinkling feet;

we have been hereAnd how, betwixt the stones so bluo,

“A whole week, Nellie, and all the brooms new. A wild and straggling briar bush grew;

But don't look so grave; I have every confidence in And how the side against the sun

your ability to keep the wheels moving."
Shone with a dozen flowers for one

She sat silent a while, until her husband began
Upon the other, in the shade ;
That briar busb a text I made,

to want to hear her voice again, and rallied her for And preached a sermon very wise,

her abstraction. And Effie told me with her eyes

“What is it, little one? You seem in a brown She never heard so sweet a one ;

study about something. Remember, I'm your primo That we would always live in th' sun,

minister, and must know all the state secrets and And make our lives on all sides bright: And so we have done since that night.

cares of government.”

"I was only wondering, John, whether you would

see a certain matter as I do. Do you remember how THE ORIGIN OF LADIES' FEATHERS.— The fashion

many parties we went to ?-you know we went overyof wearing feathers, so much in vogue in France and England previous to the French Revolution, but now John Stirling knew that very well. Somewhat only used on occasions of state, owed its origin to the reserved of nature, save to those of his own houseunfortunate Marie Antoinette. One day, finding some hold, and not fond of general society, going to a peacock's feathers on her toilette, which had been

continual round of parties had been one of the placed there accidentally, being designed to decorate

sacrifices he had made during the first winter of his some curious piece of fancy work, she stuck one upon marriage, to please his gay little wife. The idea her head. Pleased with the effect, she added a second, crossed his mind, as she spoke, that she too had and then asked for some small ostrich feathers; in

wearied of so much excitement, and was going to short, before she quitted her dressing-room, by a

propose for the future a quieter life. beautiful arrangement of these feathers with artificial

Yes,” he answered, “I know we went out a great flowers and jewels, she astonished her attendants.

deal; but I thought you liked it.” The king declared they were the prettiest ornaments “Yes, I liked it,” she said, with a little embe had ever beheld on a lady's head. The queen con- barrassment. "I was only thinking, John, that, tinued improving on it daily, and the fashion spread, having accepted so many invitations, I should like not only through that kingdom but all over Europe. to gather our friends round us, and give a sort of

ELIZABETH OF HARDWICKE, COUNTESS OF SHREWS- house-warming.”. BORY.- It is a tradition in the family of Cavendish "That's a primitive, comfortable-sounding term, that a fortune-teller had told this lady that she should Nellie. How much would this friendly little affair not die while she was building. Accordingly, she be- cost us?" stowed a great deal of the wealth she had obtained from

“Oh, I've thought that all over. We should have three husbands in erecting large seats at Hardwicke,

to ask every one we knew. It wouldn't do to slight Chatsworth, Bolsover, Oldcotes, and Worksop; and

any. We could have Smith get up the suprer and died in a hard frost, when the workmen could not

furnish the decorations. His bill would be about labour.

forty pounds; say ten pounds more for music, and DRESSING FOR BATTLE.-Sir Edward Cust, in his

a new dress for me." ‘Annals of the Wars,” says of Collingwood, at the

Seventy pounds, eh, Nellie ? battle of Trafalgar, that he dressed himself that morn- Yes, I am sure I could make soventy pounds do ing with peculiar neatness and care, and, in conversa- it handsomely. I could send out the invitations for tion with some of his officers, recommended them to

the week after next.'' put on silk stockings as he had done; for,” said he, “ You must let me dream over it. I really didn't “if one should get a shot in the leg, they would be so know that receptions were such expensive affairs. much more manageable for the surgeon. He like- Soventy pounds for one evening's entertainment; and wise, as Nelson had done, visited his decks before

the prospect of a hard winter, and so much suffering he got into action, and said to his officers, Now,

among the poor! Well, I'll tell you in the morning, gentlemen, let us do something to-day which the

If I can make up my mind that it is right, you shall world may talk of hereafter.”

have the party.”

The rest of the evening was a little constrained. MRS. STIRLING'S RECEPTION.

The young wife, seeing that her husband did not care to talk about the reception any more just then,

struggled bravely to avoid the subject, and, inasmuch AND so we are really settled in our own house! It as it held possession of all her thoughts, was rather eems too good to be true, doesn't it?"

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That night, after his wife was quietly asleep beside actually suffering for bread, and she going to spend him, John Stirling spent an hour of not untroubled seventy pounds in one evening, feasting those who thought. Unlike Nellie, he had been brought up in a never felt a want even of dainties? She knew now quiet country home, where seventy pounds would have what thoughts had been in her husband's mind when been thought a by no means inadequate provision for he spoke of the suffering among the poor. She said, the support of the whole family during half tho year. pleasantlyWas it right, could it be right, to spend it all upon “Well, child, you must have some luncheon, and one evening's entertainment?—for the sake, too, of then I will go with you to see your sister. I hud people who would be in no wise benefited thereby better speak to her about the work.” whose choicest pleasures were so common that they “Isn't it right? Can't

you pay

her? The child had already palled upon their senses ? But then, as gave a start of alarm, and spoke with the premature his wife hud suggested, they had been out so much- womanliness and the natural apprehension of miswould not this drawing back from a return of civilities fortune which

are among the saddest fruits of look very mean?-aud John Stirling shrank, with all poverty. the pride of a sensitive man, from the least imputa- Mrs. Stirling relieved her with ready sympathy. tion of meanness. They were not rich. True, his “Yes, indeed, the work is all right. It's done capital was his own, and his business was good; but beautifully; but I want to see your sister about some he had not felt that he could afford to spend more than more, and perhaps I can do her good.”. £350 a year on home expenses, and here was seventy It would have made the kind lady's heart ache pounds extra, upon which he had not counted, coming could she have seen the eagerness with which the at once. Surely he could not dare, for such a cause, half-famished child devoured the food which was seen to stint his contributions for the relief of the suffer- before her in the kitchen. ing? Could he afford it without? Nellie, the in- In a few moments they were ready to start. Mrs. dulged child of wealthy parents, knew nothing of Stirling had replaced her mantle by a shawl, her hat such anxious thoughts; she only heard their result by a simple straw bonnet, and, with a basket in her in the morning. Before he gave her his good-bye hand containing a few dainties with which she hoped kiss, he said, in a tone a little more sober than he to tempt the sick girl's palate, she followed the child meant it should be

through the streets of the city to a locality hitherto “Well, dear, you shall have your party. You

unknown to her. can begin making your arrangements at once.

In a half-dilapidated wooden house, in a narue are twenty pounds for your own requirements; I will court, she found the object of her search. She went pay Smith and the music afterwards."

up two flights of stairs, and entered a back room That was all. John Stirling had a sunny, unselfish lighted by one window. The atmosphere struck temper; and when he had made up his mind to grant her, in spite of her warm attire, with a sudden chill. his wife the indulgence she craved, it would not have Evidently the sun never came there. The dampres been like him to spoil her pleasure by any indica- of the walls, the general aspect of gloom and cheertions of dissatisfaction.

lessness, were only relieved by an air of serupulous Still, her intuitions were strong, and her nature neatness which pervaded everything. Mrs. Stirling, sensitive and impressible; and she had a certain had already noticed this quality in the clothing of sense of having persuaded her husband somewhat the child, which, though cheap, and poor, and against his own wishes, that rather disinclined her to patched, was as immaculate in its cleanliness as her commence her preparations. It was nearly eleven o'clock before she dressed herself for her shopping At the window, attempting to sew, the elder sister expedition. She was just tying the strings of her sat, but she was evidently very ill. Every now and hat when she heard a ring at the door, and presently then a spasm of coughing seized her, which coma servant came in with the information that a little pelled her to lay down her work, and clasp both child, who had brought home some sewing, wanted hands on her side. Mrs. Stirling had not seen her to see her.

since spring, the work returned that morning haring Mrs. Stirling was motherly by instinct, and her been sent to her by a servant. She went up to her heart warmed at once to the shy little creature who and sat down in a chair which stood near. came timidly in. It was a girl not more than seven “ Your sister said you were sick, so I came to see years old-quite too young, Mrs. Stirling thought, if I could be of use to you,” she said, in gentle tones to be trusted alone in the streets; but, then, she her- which of themselves carried a certain comfort with self hal been brought up under the rule of nursery

them. "I have brought you some jelly and cold maid and governess.

chicken ; you must eat them now, they will do you She took the bundle from the child's hand, and good.” said, with a bright and kind smile

The poor girl blushed deeply, and said in a lot Where did you come from, and how did you find voicethe way alone, you poor little thing?"

“I am very grateful, madam ; but, if you please, I “Sister Anne sent me, ma'am. She had done will wait until you leave me. Allow me at present your , get to attend to you."

he would let us stay in the room till she got a little talk to you, and I shall not do so until you bara better.”

taken something to strengthen you. Little Jane Las “She is sick, then ?"

lunched already.” Yes, ma'am. She didn't feel well enough to come. When the poor suffering girl had finished her må It's been hard getting along all the summer, for the and taken up her work again, Mrs. Stirling began * ladies she works for were most all out of town, and talk to her. some of them owing her; and I s'pose the worry and "Is this consumption, Anne?" she asked, gently the not having much to eat did it, ma'am.”

“ Your cough alarms me." Mrs. Stirling leaned towards the little creature, and No, ma’ain, I am very sure it is nothing of th? looked at her more closely. Could it be huuger, sho kind yet. There is no consumption in our famıls

. thought, that mado those blue gyes look so large, My father was a country minister, and had a stiu. and the kin so travspuront? Was this little thing and healthy constitution. He died young, but vi

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