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not demolished. The principal entrance is by the / were tinged with a warm gleam; and the vane of south porch, over the doorway of which are three a solitary church spire shone like a star, though niches.

its towers and grey walls were yet in shade. At Ipswich is celebrated as the birth-place of car- length the smiling landscape stood forth in all its dinal Wolsey, the son, it is said, of a butcher, who beauty; and sounds of busy life told that the afterwards reached almost the highest pinnacle of day's labour was begun. Fogs had lingered in power, and whose fall may add another testimony the valley ; but they, too, melted rapidly in the to the unstable nature of earthly distinctions. The sunbeams, till every glen and glade, prattling college that he founded in his native town did not streamlet and green meadow, was rendered survive the founder's prosperity.

visible. At Ipswich several, in the days of popish per- The field in which I stood was visited in its secution, yielded their lives at the stake for the turn; and the glossy stems of the ripe corn apgospel sake. Among them may be mentioned a peared like burnished shafts. Not a cloud had clergyman, Robert Samuel, who was burnt bere wandered across the clear blue heavens ; but, now in 1555; also Alexander Gooch and Alice Driver, uprising above the distant hills, they travelled who confessed the faith with the utmost boldness. swiftly; and the sunbeams came and went; while An account of these martyrs may be found in Fox's cloud shadows fled over the undulating surface of Acts and Monuments. The words of Driver at that ample field, beauteous in their alternations of her condemnation may fitly be transcribed here : light and shade. they are worthy of everlasting remembrance : Homer, whose descriptions of nature are equally “ Have you no more to say ?” cried the coura- correct and beautiful, characterized different geous woman. “God be honoured: you be not countries by their natural productions. One he able to resist the Spirit of God in me poor woman. celebrated for the laurel, another for the palm, a

an honest poor inan's daughter, never third for the olive, a fourth for the grape ; but to brought up in the university, as you have been ; maternal earth he gave the epithet of corn-bearing; but I have driven the plough before my father and most appropriate is the appellation. Corn is many a time (I thank God); yet, notwithstand the produce of almost every soil and climate: its ing, in the defence of God's truth and in the cause long and ramified roots serve to fix the plant

Master Christ, by his grace I will set my firmly in the ground, and to extract nourishment foot against the foot of any of you all in the main from the earth in arid places. The cylindrical tenance and defence of the same; and, if I had a stem, undulating when the wind is high, is so thousand lives, they should go for payment there- admirably constructed as to be rarely broken ; and of.

each ear is surmounted with long awns, evidently The population of Ipswich at the last census designed to throw off the rain without excluding was 23,875.

the beneficial influences of air and light. Hence it happens that corn is found in countries the most dissimilar ; extending from the plains of

Egypt to the sixty-fifth degree of north latitude; AUGUST.

a citizen of the vegetable world, growing as BY MARY ROBERTS.

luxuriantly amid the rugged rocks of Finland as

on the fields of Britain. List to soft winds, sporting the woods among;

Flowers of all hues diversify a corn-field at Or 'mid the corn, causing those rustling sounds this season of the year. The small bindweed Which seem as if the ears themselves bad life,

(convolvulus arvensis) twines gracefully around And would form words expressive of that praise

some friendly stalk, like a green thyrsis lifting The psalmist calls upon inanimate things To body forth.-M. R.

itself into air and sunshine, and holding forth its

tiny lilac-coloured trumpet, in company with the What more beautiful than a field of corn, when corn-cockle (agrostemma githago), of which the the morning sun sheds a golden tint on the ripen- purplish red or white tubular blossoms are seen ing ears, gently rustling in the breeze, and glisten- above the ears of corn. The heart's-ease, or pansy ing like innumerable little nirrors !' Walking a (viola tricolor), on the contrary, hides beneath few days since in one such field, screened towards the over-arching grain, contented in its obscurity ; the north with an extensive apple-orchard, and and there, too, grows the shepherd's-needle commanding a fine panoramic view of bill and (coriandum scandix), with its graceful tubes and dale, I could not help thinking how many small white petals-sister flowers, loving, it would objects of deep interest and heartfelt pleasure are seem, their lowly birth-place, and rejoicing in within our reach, if cheerfully accepted and concealınent. Their lot is low; but some humble sought for with grateful minds.

wayfaring creature, wingless, and unable to Silvery mists obscured the valley, sorene as the climb the tall stems or plants that grow around, unruffled waters of a lake, from wbich uprose a find in each a shelter. "Botanists relate that the gently-sloping hill, varied with corn-fields and pansy, when improved by garden culture, attains apple-orchards loaded with ripe fruit. But, when extraordinary beauty ; poets, that it was early the sun advanced some way in the heavens, it was dedicated to St. Valentine, because of its brilliant beautiful to observe the wandering of his beams colours and sweet names, and growing equally among the nooks and shady hollows of that in the harblest and richest soils, striking deep rounded bill; how they seemed to visit one recess, its roots, and, like true love, impossible to eradithen another, chasing the shades that brooded cate ; moralists, that the heart's-ease is emblematic thickly, till cottage windows were seen to glitter of the gradual development of all lovely qualiwhere heretofore no dwelling had been visible. ties, by religious and intellectual culture ; that, Presently the topmost boughs of a row of elms further, as if conscious of the source from which

the velvet-like richness and bright hues of its The

field, thus gay with flowers, has also numeonce pale petals are derived, few plants seem to rous occupants, which, either on foot or wing, offer more unwearied homage to the fountain of often pass swiftly among the waving corn. The light, spreading wide its blossoms, and following timid leveret may be seen hiding in the thickest the glorious sun, in his progress from east to part, or causing by his movements an unwonted west.

rustling; and occasionally is heard the shrill cry

of the female partridge, calling to her young. “Heaven wills that lifeless things should give Lessons, to teach us how to live."

Harvest-mice are numerous : a field of corn is to

them a forest, of which the topmost ears are utterly Nor less pleasing is the field-scabious (scabiosa unattainable; yet the grain is their greatest arvensis), with its tufted, lilac-coloured, and luxury; and this they readily obtain, although sweetly fragrant globular head, visited by all the stalks are too slippery and slender to afford a such butterflies and bright insects as sport from footing, or to sustain their weight. They nibble one flower to another, and presenting a striking at the root; and, when the stalk has fallen, procontrast to the scarlet poppy and blue corn-flower; cure a plentiful supply. the first denoting a light and shallow soil, and I shall speak elsewhere of the rapidity with growing invariably among wheat and barley; which all such occupants betake themselves to the second (centaurea cyanus), associated with different sites, when the sickle is put in, August, the memory of that gifted woman, Mrs. Rowe, most generally, is the reaping month ; but fields who, in ber girlhood days, when living in the of corn often remain uncut till the beginning of seclusion of a country village, extracted its bril- September. Thus it happened on our windy hills, liaut juice for painting, and thus anticipated the and with the field of which I have spoken; and discovery of a later age. But the beauty of a therefore I shall not take note concerning the flower does not depend solely on its vivid tints. time of barvest. What an exquisite coronet of florets is presented That field, skirted in its highest portion by one by the corn-flower, each floret resembling a tiny of those broken banks, with ferns and flowers and vase, in which sweet nectar is contained for the tangled bushes, that give a peculiar charm and butterfly and bee: useful, too, as indicating bad character to many an English corn-field, was farining to the landlord, this beacon flower, with tenanted by burrowing ivsects of various kinds, its neighbour plants, the knapweed, poppy, may- which made their dwellings in the bank or soil weed, and brilliant corn-marigold, announce beneath. the negleet of using clean seed and judicious cul- The wild bee (M. succincta) had excavated a ture. Ages have past away since a youthful horizontal cylinder, about two inches deep, and enthusiast, named Cyanus, delighted to loiter in placed within it three or four membranaceous the corn-fields, and weave garlands of all hues ; cells, shaped like a thimble, the base of one inamong which “this flower beloved the most geniously fitting into the opening of the other. was invariably conspicuous. But the name given The dra pery - bee (A. papaver is), which lines the by her companions to this favourite flower, com- habitation destined for her young with leaves and memorative, it might be, of one they had loved in flowers, was there also. Having formed a cylinlife, has remained to the present day.

drical burrow, and made smooth the walls, she The plant which of all others I the most admire, fies into the field, and, pleased, it would seem, wheo growing among corn, is the spattling-poppy with attractive colours, selects the brilliant scarlei (silene inflata), one of its prettiest decorations. petals of the wild poppy, and bears them to her The perfectly white calyx, elegantly varied with home. Though often cut from a wrinkled and green or purple veins, is worthy of close inspec- half-expanded flower, she straightens their folds, uion; and near it often springs the milfoil-yarrow and fits them to her purpose by removing all (achillea millefolium), with cream - coloured superfluous parts. Beginning at the base, she flowers, slightly cloven, and yellow authers, overlays the walls of her domicile with this beauyielding an essential oil, and uniformly indicating teous tapestry, and renders the floor both soft and á stony soil. The common agrimony (agrimonia warm by several layers of the same material. eupatoria), with its delicate scent, resembling This done, honey and pollen are deposited to the apricots, was seen also in my favourite field, with height of about half an inch, an egg is laid, and its long terminating bunches of fine yellow over the whole an additional covering is carefully flowers.

arranged; the entrance to the cell being closed Years have come and gone since I gathered a with earth, to prevent the possibility of intrusion. bouquet of such wild flowers in the same spot, and The mason-wasp (odynerus) bad likewise bored a blended with them the elegant clustered bell-cylindrical cavity in the hard sand, by means of Hower, lesser-pink centaury, and perforated St. a glutinous liquor, which it pours from the mouth. John's-wort, noticed by Linnæus as growing in This valuable secretion acts upon the segments of Lapland on green declivities open to the sun. the sand like the vinegar with which Hannibal is The little gleaner, who gathered them on a neigh- fabled to have softened the Alps, and renders the bouring common in returning to her mother's eot- separation of the grains easy to the pickaxetage, reminded me of the Sicyon flower-girl, re- kind of mandible pertaining to the little mason. nowned for combining with singlılar elegance the In that same bank also nestled a brotherhood of flowers she weaved into garlands and chaplets. field-crickets-joyous, light-hearted creatures ; My little gleaner, with her glowing cheek, her and near them dwelt the hermit-spider, which bai throwo carelessly aside, and blue apron filled closes the entrance of his cell with a door comwith flowers, might have afforded Parrhsius a sub- posed of several coats of dry earth, fastened ject for his pencil equal to the one that has immor- together by means of an adhesive kind of silk. talized his name.

The door is kept upright with a silken hinge;

and, when the occupant wishes to go out, he opens largest of the swallow tribe, and gliding through it with ease, shutting it, as he passes, with equal the air without any perceptible motion of the readiness.

wings, is now preparing to migrate: lapwings and Time would fail me, if I were to speak con- linnets assemble for the same purpose : starlings cerning the dwellers in that field and bank; and are seen in flocks; and goldfinches flutter about yet, though numerous, and liable to every kind of the hedges. Stillingfleet noticed also, at least a casualty, it would be extremely difficult to find a century since, that the rooks in his neighbourhood dead mouse or cricket, beetle or humble-bee, or returned at night to roost in the trees that contain any of the numerous occupants. The charitable their nests; and the same adherence to ancient office of interring all such is performed by the habits is still obvious, so unchanged are the laws grave-digging beetle (selpha vespillo), who, with of nature. his companions, “kindly lend their little aid," August has its own deep beauty, distinct from and this so quickly, that three or four will dig a that of all other months; varying in its character hole in the ground and bury whatever small dead from those which have gone before, and essentially creatures they may find, in the course of a few different from such as are yet to come. August is hours.

the ripening month, when corn and barley assume Apparently intent on the one sole object of their a mellow tint, and stand ready for the sickle; existence, they first inspect the creature they are when, also, fruits of every kind, having attained about to inter, and then commence digging, a

their full 'size, develop that exquisite variety of hollow in the mould or sand beneath, by removing bloom, or ue, which belongs to their tribe or the soil, and shovelling it on either side. This is family, True it is that the same process comeffected by bending down their heads, bearing menced much earlier, and that gooseberries, raspstrongly on their collars, and working with single berries, and currants were seen in the kitchenness of purpose : the bird, meanwhile, seems to garden ; but now stone-fruits of various kinds are move its head or tail, its wings or feet, when the fully ripe: cherry and apple-orchards vary the labourers seek to drag the body by its feathers into cheerful scene, and blackberries cluster in the the hole.

hedges. Who, that ever gathered the wild blackFive hours are often required for this laborious berry, does not vividly recall to mind the pleasure operation, till the hollow is nearly excavated; of rambling in a fine August morning, through and then it bappens, not unfrequently, that only glens and glades, and up many a steep bank, one of the labourers continues to work, the rest where grew the tempting fare, while all around being either disheartened or fatigued. When this was one continuous rustle of green leaves, with occurs, the remaining beetle may be seen to stiffen openings through the trees into some deep valley, his collar, after the custom of his tribe, and, by with its clear stream winding in singleness and an extraordinary exertion of strength, to lift the beauty ? bird or mouse, and arrange it within the spacious Naturalists have spoken much concerning roots hollow. Every now and then the sagacious crea- and leaves, and of that wondrous mechanism by ture will mount upon the body, and appear to means of which all vegetable functions are pertread it down; and then, after resting a-while, formed. Passing over these as facts well known renew his efforts, and press it a little further, till and repeatedly described, I shall merely advert to sunk to a considerable depth. At length the the ripening of fruit, it may be of the common small grave-digger, being unable to continue his blackberry or wild apple, quince or cherry, as exertions, and seemingly spent with fatigue, illustrative of all other kinds. A few weeks since, retires under ground.

green and tasteless berries began to form, though Next morning he may be seen again at work. still surrounded with a few straggling white The dead bird having been sunk to the depth of petals, which seemed to watch over the nurstwo fingers' breadth, resembles a tiny corpse upon a lings which they had cherished from infancy. bier, surrounded with a mound of earth. Before At length, one by one, the petals fall off; a night the grave is hollowed somewhat deeper; and slight change of colour becomes perceptible in the the indefatigable beetle, again aided by his com- ripening fruit, while the taste peculiar to each panions, continues to labour at intervals for nearly gradually developes. All this is obvious; but two days longer, till the whole is finished. how inexplicable is the fact, that the same soil

This singular propensity in the grave-digging and atmosphere and sunbeams produce that disbeetle is essential for the preservation of its young. similarity of hue and flavour which pertains to Eggs deposited by the parents in the substances every kind of fruit !. Such wonderful though fa. which they inter produce, when hatched, larvæ miliar results owe their origin to a chemical change that grow to an inch in length ; and these turn into which the sap, undergoes in passing through yellow chrysalides, from which beetles emerge, to the vessels of the plant or tree, when acted upon follow the occupation of their race.

by light and air. Thus much we know; but the

thickest veil obscures the means by which such And thus from sire to son, through circling years, Labour these watchful creatures, noting well

changes are effected. If falls a small bird from the bending spray,

Buffon caused bis statue to be inscribed with the Or mole toss'd out by ruthless hands, his home

following sentence: Laid waste, himself a corpse, where late he wrought, With patient toil, his humble shed to rear,

“A genius equal to the majesty of nature." Or brown mouse, sleeping his last sleep, beside Some tuft of wild thyme: all and each are borne Yet the dissimilar taste and colour of a peach and From curious ken, and laid the earth beneath

cherry, when growing in the same soil, disprove With decent care.

his impious pretensions. The swift, or black-martin (hirundo opis),

DR. JAMES HOPE.

THE DEVOTED MAN OF SCIENCE". in 1834, assistant-physician to St. George's hospi

tal; and in 1839, physician to that truly noble institution. Previous to this last triumph he had

given to the world his two elaborate and enduring “The device of the excellent author of "Theron and works on “ Morbid Anatomy,” and on “ Diseases Aspasia' was ingenious and instructive. At the end of a long of the Heart. and almost tiresome avenue in his garden a beautiful arbour The amount of mental toil he underwent as a promised the wished-for rest; but on reaching the attractive medical writer may be gleaned from the following spot a plain surface was only found, all was light and shade fact: -a complete illusion, with the motto in the centre of the painting, Invisibilia non decipiunt.'” THOMAS H.

It had long been his custom to work with little BURDER, M.D.

intermission from seveu in the morning till twelve

at night; but, when once engaged in any work THERE is something-such is the remark in sub- of interest, he seemed not to feel fatigue, and to stance of a clever writer-peculiar in the profes- know not where to stop. While writing this sions of medicine and surgery. The subject of book* be frequently sat up half through the night. study and observation in these professions is the When completing it he often rose at three in the human body-the most complicated of all God's morning! On one occasion he rose at three, works, and the one most calculated, in enlarged wrote, without cessation, till five the following and comprehensive minds, to inspire admiration morning, then went to bed ; and at nine o'clock and reverence of the all-wise Author; and yet Mrs. Hope, for he had been married a few months there is, probably, no class of men in which there before, was at his bed-side, writing to his dictation are so many sceptics or even positive infidels, as while he breakfasted ? among physicians and surgeons. Strange-the The highest medical honours now appeared frequency of religious doubt amidst the brightest within his reach. His professional opinion was evidence !

eagerly sought by patients from every part of the Now, whether stern truth or tempting exagge- | kingdom. His income rose to four thousand per ration be most apparent in this remark, from its annum. But mortal disease-to be subdued by censure he must be excluded whose name heads no skill, and alleviated by no expedients—assailed the present chapter. An impassioned lover of him; and, in March, 1841, at the age of forty, science; indefatigable in the pursuit of truth; be retired deliberately to Hampstead to die ! bighly gifted by nature; and master of informa- “But so completely had he gained the confition, various, versatile, and always at command, dence of his patients, that, even after he had rethe abiding sway of religion hallowed every ac- tired from practice, they insisted on consulting quirement, and lit up every advance in the realm him. During the first three weeks after his reof knowledge. “Lord, what wilt thou have me tiring, he made 1001.—that is, rather more than to do?" was the governing question of his daily 1,700l. per annum—in fees received from those life. Nor did he fly to religion, as may be at- who would not be refused. Even after his refirmed of many, when galled by the world's ne- moval to Hampstead he might have been fully glect, or when baffled in some favourite pursuit. occupied with seeing those who, having come He was a successful man. Of him it was ob- from the country, did not hesitate to go a few served, and with truth:

additional miles for his advice. So late as the day “How few at the close of life can look back before his death, he declined a visit from one of and say, as Dr. Hope might have done, that, so his former patients.” far as this world is concerned, they have accom- Three prominent features in his character chalplished all that they have planned, and attained lenge attention and remark : all that they had desired !" His career, if brief, 1. His habitual disinterestedness. Was singularly unclouded.

“In the earlier years of his residence in London He took up his permanent residence in London it was bis delight, and indeed his frequent custom, as physician in Dec., 1828, with only one private to spend the night at the house of a patient whó friend, Mr. Æneas Mackintosh, of Montagu- was dangerously ill; and, though the increase of square, and one medical acquaintance, Dr. Henry his practice rendered this impossible at a later Holland. His professional maxims, suggested by period, yet he occasionally thus indulged himself his venerable father, adopted, and steadily acted even till within two years of his death. These upon by himself, were simply these:

attentions were not confined to the rich. There 1. Never keep a patient ill longer than you can was a gentleman of large fortune, whose dying possibly help;

bed he had thus soothed, and whose family 2. Never accept a fee to which you do not feel avowed their deep obligations to him. Grateful yourself justly entitled ; and

as they were for that kindness to which the rich 3. Always pray for your patients.

are so accustomed that they almost deem it their His fame rose rapidly. In 1831 he was ap- prerogative, they were much surprised some time pointed physician to the Marylebone infirmary; after to find almost similar attentions lavished on * Froin “The Closing Scene; or, Christianity and Infidelity

a groom, who was seized with a dangerous comcontrasted in the last hours of remarkable persons.” By the plaint, requiring almost constant watching. After anthor of the “Life-book of a Labourer." London : Long- the most assiduous attention on the part of Dr. mans and Co. The idea of this volume is a happy one. We Hope, accompanied by the divine blessing, the and here proof enough that the only stable support in the groom recovered; and the family afterwards menhour of sickness and death is simple faith in Jesus.

We tioned the circumstance as illustrative of Dr. were personally acquainted with more than one of the individuals whose last hours are here narrated'; and, though some Hope's genuine benevolence, uninfluenced by trifling misstatements meet our eye, yet on the whole we

considerations of wealth and station." think the character of each well delineated.--ED.

* “On Diseases of the Heart."

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2. His sleepless jealousy for God's honour. “You see, Theodore, what a lucky fellow I am.

He mairtained that no calling in life should be You have your fortune to make; but mine is prosecuted without distinct reference to the great ready-made for me. I am going to my heavenly First Cause and Lord of all. In his conversations inheritance. You know how hard I used to work with medical students he frequently combated the formerly to get fees for you and mamma; but all infidelity and materialism too often embraced by that is over now : my toil is at an end." them, on the false notion that such opinions indi- He then spoke with much warmth and gratitude cate superior intellect. As a medical lecturer he of the many blessings that had been vouchsafed never opened or closed a session without intro- to him. He noticed that, though God had not ducing religious allusions and motives to action, thought fit to give him affluence, yet he had and animadverting on the irrationality of infi- always bad enough. He dwelt with especial indelity.

terest on the large share of intellectual enjoyment 3. His practical and unhesitating reliance on that bad been granted him—more he believed the Most High.

than to most men-and “this blessing ought to On this occasion* Dr. Hope gave a very de- be taken into account.” cided proof of the strength of his religious princi- On Monday, finding him mach weaker, I ples. After he had been for some days engaged said* : in the canvass, with little apparent prospect of

"I think that one week will do great things success, a party of very influential medical

gover

for you." nors sent to offer him their support. This com- “Do you think so, indeed ?" answered he, munication was made at ten o'clock on Saturday very quickly, and with a radiant smile. “Very night; and, as persons naturally feel their own wels

, whenever God pleases, be it soon or be it honour interested in the success of their can- late, so that I go off in such a way as not to didate, these gentlemen stipulated that he should frighten you. ị think, however, that you are canvass most actively and under their guidance. very much mistaken. I must get weaker yet, To this Dr. Hope made no objection ; and they and take to my bed.” proceeded to point out his work for the following On Wednesday morning he was much weaker ; day, Sunday. To observe the sabbath was, how- and I then said that I thought my words about a ever, a principle from which he could not swerve. week would come true. He preferred risking the offered support to offend- “ Do you mean about my dying in a week ?ing his God. He urged that, without the divine “Yes, I answered. blessing, his election could not prosper, and that “I think it is very likely, as this tugging at he could not expect that blessing while acting in my chest is very distressing, and gives me a senopposition to the divine commands. It was in sation of faintness.” vain that his new friends argued, intreated, and His departure, and all the tokens of its apeven threatened to withdraw their support. Dr. proach, were constant subjects of our conversaHope was inflexible; and they finally yielded the tion; and one never feared to depress him by point, thinking him no doubt an odd fellow, who noticing the progress of his disease. The effect could prefer religion to self-interest, and who was always the contrary; and, as I never had would rather trust to the promises of God than to been with an invalid, he frequently called my his own exertions.” Such a man could not be attention to the symptoms of declining strength, deserted, in his hour of need,” by him whom he and commented on them medically. During served ; and this is his closing scene :

this day he was very restless, but betrayed no After removing to Hampstead, Dr. Hope never symptoms of impatience. His bed could not be went out in his carriage but once, and that was to made to his satisfaction ; but he seemed to be Highgate cemetery, where he intended to be perfectly aware that this arose from his own buried. Without indulging unmeaning fancies feverish state. Instead of evincing annoyance at on the subject of his interment, he gave directions the repeated failures to promote his comfort, he for it as for any other ordinary affair. Mrs. only praised the patience of the attendants in Hope, having hinted the possibility of her attend- making and re-making it so often. The most ing the funeral, he seized the idea with joy, and common services were exaggerated by his grateful eagerly intreated that, provided it did no violence spirit into acts of extraordinary kindness, and he to her feelings, she would be present.

frequently lamented the trouble which he feared Dr. Latham, the last time he saw him, in that he was giving to all around him. He slept quired if he “felt quite happy.”

during almost the whole day; waking, however, “Perfectly so," was Dr. Hope's reply. “I every ten minutes or so, and asking me to read have always been a sober-thinking man; and I to him. This I did; first from the bible, and then could not have imagined the joy I now feel. My from “Leighton on St. Peter.” As soon as I only wish is to convey it to the minds of others; began he fell asleep; but whenever he awoke he but that is impossible. It is such as I could not regretted that he had not heard anything, and have conceived possible.”

begged me to "give him another trial.” He had He was particularly anxious to convey a cheer- often said that, though unable to follow the conful idea of death, and his own happiness in the nected thread of my reading, he never failed to prospect of it, to the mind of his son, who was at pick up what furnished him with delightful medithat age when all impressions sink deep into the tations. mind. He often talked to him of his great gain, It was evident that he was worse ; but neither and used sometimes to say:

of us apprehended any immediate danger. When

awake he coutinued, however, to take an interest * Contest for the office of assistant-physician to St. in our ordinary occupations. He directed me to George's hospital.

* Mrs. Hope is the speaker.

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