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I not so provoked, I could laugh. And
he to sell his Children's Birthright for a
Mess of Pottage, who, instead of loving
savoury Meat, like blind Isaac, was, in
fact, the most temperate of Men ! who
cared not what he ate, so 'twas sweet and
clean ; who might have said with godly
Mr. Ball of Whitmore, that he had two
Dishes of Meat to his Sabbath-dinner,
a Dish of hot Milk, and a Dish of cold
Milk ; and that was enough and enough.
Whose Drink was from the Well ;—often
have I drawn it for him at Chalfont !
and who called Bread-and-butter a lordly
Dish ;-often have I cut him thick Slices,
and brought him Cresses from the Spring !
Well placed he his own Principle and
Practice in the Chorus's Mouth, where

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Oh, Madness! to think Use of strongest Wines "And strongest Drinks our chief Support of

Health !"

So that Story carries its Confutation with it : Ned Phillips says so, too.

As to

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what passed, that July Forenoon, between him and Uncle Kit, before the latter left Town in the Ipswich Coach, and with Betty Fisher fidgetting in and out of the Chamber all the Time ...

he may, or may not have called us his unkind Chil

for we can never tell what Reasons had been given him to make him think

That must stand over. How many human Misapprehensions must do the same ! Enough that one Eye sees all, that one Spirit knows all . . . even all our Misdoings; or else, how could we bear to tell Him even the least of them ? But it requires great Faith in the greatly wronged, to obtain that Calm of Mind, all Passion spent, which some have arrived

, at. When we can stand firm on that Pinnacle, Satan falls prone.

He sets us on that dizzy Height, as he did our Master ; saying, in his taunting Fashion,

"There stand, if thou canst stand ; to stand upright Will ask thee Skill;

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but the Moment he sees we can, down


he goes himself !-falls whence he stood to see his Victor fall ! This is what Man has done, and Man may do,—and Woman too; the Strength, for asking, being promised and given.



Edinburgh & London

In crown 8vo, with an Introduction by the Rev. W. H. HUTTON, B.D., and Twenty-five Illustrations by JOHN JELLICOE and HERBERT

RAILTON, price 6s, cloth elegant, gilt top.

The Household of

Sir Thos. More


Spectator.—“A delightful book, Twenty-five illustrations by John Jellicoe and Herbert Railton show off the book to the best advantage."

Graphic.—A picture, not merely of great charm, but of infinite value in helping the many to understand a famous Englishman and the times in which he lived."


Literary World.-"A charming reprint. Every feature of the pictorial work is in keeping with the spirit of the whole.

Scotsman.—"This clever work of the historical imagination has gone through several editions, and is one of the most successful artistic creations of its kind.”

Glasgow Herald.—“An extremely beautiful reprint of the late Miss Manning's quaint and charming work."

Sketch.-"In the front rank of the gift-books of the season is this beautiful and very cleverly illustrated reprint of a work which has lasting claims to popularity.”

Magazine of Art.- :-“The grace and beauty of the late Miss Manning's charming work, ‘The Household of Sir Thomas More,' has been greatly enhanced by the new edition now put forth by Mr. John C. Nimmo. This remarkable work is not to be read without keen delight."

Academy." It is illustrated cleverly and prettily, and tastefully bound, so as to make an attractive gift-book."

Liverpool Post. -"We welcome the tasteful reprint with its artistic illustrations by John Jellicoe and Herbert Railton, and its helpful introduction by the Rev. W. H. Hutton."

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LONDON : JOHN C. NIMMO, 14 KING WILLIAM ST., STRAND. In crown 8vo, with an Introduction by the Rev. W. H. HUTTON, B.D., and Twenty-six Illustrations by JOHN JELLICoE and HERBERT

RAILTON, price 6s. cloth elegant, gilt top.

Cherry & Violet

A Tale of the Great Plague


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Athenæum.- The late Miss Manning's delicate and fanciful little cameos of historical romance possess a flavour of their own. . . . The numerous illustrations by Mr. Jellicoe and Mr. Railton are particularly pretty."

Sketch.—“A beautiful book! is the verdict, and one to read and read again. A similar verdict is to be passed on the drawings with which Messrs. Herbert Railton and John Jellicoe have enriched this edition, for which the Rev. W. H. Hutton has written a sympathetic prefatory note.

Daily Chronicle.-"We cannot doubt that 'Cherry and Violet'in its present attractive form will gain many new readers and still delight the old.”

British Review.-"Cherry and Violet' is a tale of the early years of the Stuart Restoration, of the Plague, and of the Fire of London. It is told with all the grace and skill which characterises 'Mary Powell.'

The book is well worthy of the attention of every one to whom Miss Manning's name and writings are unknown."

Literary World.-"Nearly thirty illustrations by Mr. John Jellicoe and Mr. Herbert Railton enrich the volume, and materially help to make it a dainty and acceptable book for presentation purposes.'

Scotsman.—"Charmingly illustrated. The book is all the more valuable, too, for a genial and recommendatory introduction from the pen of the Rev. W. Hutton."

Magazine of Art.-"With such a work of fiction before her as Defoe's Journal of the Plague,' Miss Manning showed not only extraordinary courage, but even a touch of genius, in approaching a similar theme, and dealing with it charmingly and successfully. It is her own grace and charm which have rendered this book worth preserving, fit to place with others of our foremost women writers."

Public Opinion.—"It is an example of a pure and beautiful style of literature.

Saturday Review.-"A very well written tale of the Great Plague."


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