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When Sarah went home that evening. she thought of what Mary had said about trying to make her home comfortable, and she wondered what she could do. She wisely resolved to try to be more gentle with her brothers and sisters.

When she put the children to bed that evening they were crosser than ever, but she soon saw that being kind quieted them much sooner and better than being sharp and rough.

After that she put the room tidy; and she felt happier for having for once tried to do her best.

The next morning she asked eagerly, the first thing, how Harry Bennet was, and the answer was that he had slept rather better between one and four, and was perhaps a shade better, but not out of danger. Sarah was glad to hear that there was the least improvement.

We will now pass over three weeks. Harry had been in great danger for several days, and had then gradually improved, and he was now able to sit up for a little while in the day, though he was very weak.

This was a great relief to Sarah, who had felt very anxious about im, and had resolved, when he was well enough, that she would ask to see him.... [FW-91

Mary had remarked several times lately to her mother that Sarah was so altered; she was kind, and especially to her, and she seldom loitered about after school now, but always went straight home.

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He was pleased to see her, and asked after all his schoolfellows. Sarah tried to talk of what she thought might interest him, but somehow the words would not come, and they were rather silent for some time, till Harry said,

"Sarah, how kind of you to come and see me, when I have so often vexed you."

"No, you have'n't," said Sarah. “Oh, Harry, can you forgive me ?” she added, Bobbing.

"Forgive you! what for ?" he asked, in surprise.

"Oh, Harry, you know how unkind I have been to you, and I have been so wretched all the time you've been ill, thinking on it!"

"Of course I forgive, anything there is to forgive; it was my fault for being so tiresome to you, but I hope we shall get on better together now, Sarah, so never mind."

Sarah made up her mind that they would get on better together. She did not stay much longer with Harry, as his sister came in and said that she had better go, as he must not talk too much.

Sarah felt much happier, now that she had seen Harry and asked his forgiveness; and she made good resolutions for the future, which we hope that she kept, for there was very evident improvement in her, and also in her home, which she endeavoured to make happy and comfortable.


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She grew very fond of Harry, who always came to her in his little troubles, as she was like a sister to him. Mary Barker also became a great friend of hers, and Sarah always said that it was through her that her own home was so much happier than it used to be.

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The Conduit, St. Mary-le-Wigford, Lincoln..

LTHOUGH the structure which covers the Well adjoining the Church of St. Mary's, at Lincoln, appears, at first sight, to be a work of the fourteenth or fifteenth century, it will be found, on examination, that the tracery and mouldings and other architectural details, by which the date is judged, belong to some other building than that in which they are now placed. We have not to look far for their source. On the other side of the street, where now stands the Midland Railway Station, stood the Convent of the Carmelite or White Friars.

This house, according to Speed, (our only authority,) was founded in 1269, by a Scot, named Odo de Kilkenny; or, according to Leland, "Walter, who was then Dean of Lincoln." We know nothing of its buildings, but, in digging close to the Conduit some years back (1832), several fragments were found similar to those which we find now worked into the Conduit.

Our chief authority, however, is Leland, who, when he visited Lincoln (about 1540), wrote thus:

"There lay in a Chapelle, at the White

Freres, a Rich Marchaunt, caullid Ranulphus de Kyme, whose Image was thens taken and set at the South Ende of the new Castelle of the Conducte of Water in Wikerford."

In all probability it was a Tomb in the Chapel of the White Friars, which afforded the material for this Conduit; and it is to be remarked that Leland speaks of it as the new Castelle (or Conduit) of Water, at (S. Mary) le Wigford. Implying that it had only been erected just before his visit. There were two other conduits in the same town, nor was it uncommon in medieval times to erect such. The advantages to the town were naturally very great, and those who built them were looked upon as great benefactors. The water was always brought from some neighbouring hill, either in a stone conduit or in earthen pipes. In many towns, the water flows as freely and as purely into the Medieval Conduit, as the day on which they were completed; and with all our boasted progress and engineering skill, we are not, in many instances, so successful in supplying our towns with water, as our ancestors were some hundreds of years ago.

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E desire to record in the pages of the PENNY POST a very successful Exhibition which was opened in October last; and which, we doubt not, will have much good effect in awakening an interest in those labours which the Church undertakes in distant lands."

We know how, in the case of children, the Picture tells as much in a second as the teacher can impress upon their minds in an hour. And we know, too, what interest is excited in the story when we can exhibit something about which the story is told. And it was a great idea to bring together in one collection all those objects which should speak to the eyes, and through such language, enable the mind to realise the existence of the thousands of the far-off nations with which, by the providence of God, this nation is, by reason of its wealth and enterprise, brought into communication.

We are indebted for the following account to the Manchester Courier:

"The exhibition is held on the ground-floor, in three rooms, in the mill of Messrs. Birley, Hulme-street, off Oxford-street. It has been exceedingly well arranged, and the collection of articles is shewn off to the best ad. vantage. In the principal room, the western side is set apart for the articles from North and South America, the West India Islands, the Pacific Islands, Australia, and New Zealand; the eastern side is occupied with specimens from India; the nave is devoted to the exhibition of African and Indian subjects; while in the centre of the room is a large and splendid canopy which formerly covered the throne of the late king of Dahomey. An exceedingly carefully compiled catalogue of the various articles has been published by the committee, and it conveys all the necessary information to the visitors respecting the collection. Starting at the top of the western side of the large room, we find a splendid collection of articles from North America; among the most attractive being a wooden mask, with human scalps; two antique warriors' tomahawks; silver communion flagon, which was presented by her Majesty Queen Anne to her Indian chapel of Mohawks;' and articles of wearing apparel of the rudest and in some instances of the most expensive character, being made from the skins of wild beasts and richly ornamented. In the Polynesian section some rare specimens of weapons of war

are exhibited; also a most formidable breastplate from the Sandwich Isles, made of 3,000 dogs' teeth; canoes and paddles; specimens of the native cloth; and some very valuable curiosities from Captain Cook's collection (exhibited by the Wesleyan Mission House). From South Australia a great variety of articles have been collected.

"In the West Indies collection some beautiful specimens of coral and shells are to be seen, and also a number of wax models of West Indian fruit. The head of the whipping post' which stood in the town of St. John's, Antigua, pulled down on the day of the emancipation of the slaves, will be found in this collection, and will be looked upon with great interest. From South America there are eight funeral urns from the graves of Peruvian Indians; a whip used by the Indians of British Guiana at their funeral dances; human bones from the great fire at Santiago Cathedral in 1863; foot of female mummy with cerecloth; bag and netting from graves of the dead; and also a large collection of stone implements, including war-clubs and axes. A number of temple idols, remarkable for their extreme ugliness, are also exhibited in this class. The embalmed head of a New Zealander, the skull of an Australian native, and the head of a tattooed New Zealand chief are also great curiosities. There are also portraits of some of the bishops in the colonies, and well-known missionaries. On one of the screens Hawaiian chief's war-cloak and helmet are displayed. The cloak, which is five feet long and eleven feet broad, is of rare beauty, and is made entirely from the yellow feathers of a bird which inhabits the mountainous districts of the Sandwich Islands. A bow covered with snake-skin and ornamented with cowries possesses peculiar interest, as it was the property of Chibisa, who was mentioned by Dr. Livingstone in his works.


"A large idol, with glass eyes, from Dahomey (contributed by the Geographical Society), looks so hideous that it is almost impossible for any one to conceive the degraded condition of the unfortunate people who could worship it as a god. From Africa there is a large collection of musical instruments, including eight of the Sansa metallic harmoniums, African piano, native violin, fiddles, and bows; musical instruments and bamboo pipes, harp, African banjo, &c. Also a number of personal ornaments (some exceedingly valuable), articles of dress, and the natural products of the land. There are a number of excellent pictures illustrating the principal places of interest in Africa, and portraits of different classes of the natives. A series of photographs of South African vegetation will also be looked upon with interest. The Indian section is extremely rich in valuable and rare curiosities. There are idols, carpets, dresses, ornaments, and an infinite variety of other things illustrating the costly and maguificent life of the people of India. A case containing the

annals of the Solar dynasty, written in Hindu, beautifully illuminated and illustrated, and probably 200 years old, is a rare curiosity. The collection of offensive and defensive arms and armour, illustrative of quality, form, and mounting, made by the Commissioner of Delhi after the mutiny in 1857, is very complete. Besides this collection there is another magnificent collection of Indian arms, contributed by Colonel Guthrie, including the helmet and cuirass worn by Tippoo Sahib, and taken at the fall of Seringapatam. The collection contributed by the Indian Museum is a most comprehensive one. There were also specimens of native writing and translations of the Scripture into the various Indian dialects. Japan and China are also largely represented. The Chinese pavilion is a sight which alone would repay any one who visited the exhibition. In it there are exhibited some splendid specimens of china and carving in ivory, and

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a most valuable collection of articles illustrative of Chinese life.

"The second room is principally set apart for the exhibition of articles from Peru, Egypt, and Syria, and possesses very great attractions for every one who

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terest in antiquarian research. Tection exhibited includes a large number of articles found in the recent excavations. The Museum of the Palestine Exploration Fund occupies the remainder of this room, including glass and pottery from the excavations at Jerusalem, Syrian jewellery, drinking-cups from Damascus, and Hebrew and Samaritan books; also a splendid large model of ancient Jerusalem by Mr. Tenz, a model of the church of the Holy Sepulchre, a of Palestine

by Mr. Edward Allen, and a number of photographic views

"Various lectures were given, illustrative of missionary labour and descriptive of the contents of the Exhibition." A mod no

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1.-Will you, or o any of your correspondJents, give me the history of the Marginal References in the Bible? What was their origin, and on what authority are they printed?


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to him; also, whether you know of any churches of which he is the Patron Saint? I can only find that of Little Ponton in Lincolnshire, Hind of amooH. S. W.

7.-Can any of your readers give me a short account of the History of the Canons and Prebendaries of the Church from the earliest times? What are their particular duties, and are they obliged to perform them in the Cathedral or College to which they belong? Does a Canon rank higher than a Prebendary? W. J. H.

8.-Could you, or any of your readers, tell me the author of the legend of Sintram, mentioned in the "Heir of Redclyffe?"-MARIE.

9.-Will some of your readers have the kindness to supply me with the dates, according to the best authorities, of Neale's "Primitive Liturgies?" It has been unsatisfactory to some extent to me, on account of the dates not being attached in his book.

U.S. A.

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I am sure you neede not blush at them; but you may we well chide yourself for offering to conceale them. Sir, you know I was not ap apt to counsel the - this first booke: but I should not repine (so the labour of it were over) that it were all done by the same hand, so perfectly doe I find myselfe confuted by your most ingenioùs pen.. I was once bold with you, I would faine be so once more.. It is a thousand pitties but our ur English tongue should be e enriched with a translation of all the sacred bymnes which are respersed in all in all the rituals and c church bookes. I was thinking to have beg'd of you a translation of that well-knowne hymne, Dies ira, dies illa, Solvet seclum in favilla, which, if it were a little changed, would be an excellent divine song: but I am not willing to bring trouble to you: onely it is a thousand times to be lamented that the beaux esprits of England doe not think divine things to be worthy subjects their poesy and spare boures. I have commanded Royston to present to you two copyes of a little letter of mine to yo. Dowager of Devon: of which, if you please to accept one, and present the other from mee to your friend Mr. Thurland, you will very much oblige mee, who already am, karol teory aid fotimba lle es "Deare Sir,

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̧ ̧” DEÀRE SIR,—I know you will either excuse or acquit, or at least pardon mee that I have so long seemingly neglected to make a returne to your so kind and friendly letter; when I shall tell you that I have passed through a great cloud which hath wetted mee deeper than n the skin. It hath pleased God to send the small poxe and feavers among my children; and I have, since I received your 1 last, buried two sweet, hopeful boyes; and have but one sonne left, whom I intend, if it please God, to bring up to Londo fore Easter, and then I hope to to waite upon you, and by sweet conversation and other divertisements, if not to alleviate my sorrow, vet at least, to entertain myself and keep me from too intense and actual thinkings of my trouble. Dear Sr, will you doe so much for mee as to beg my pardon of Mr. Thurland, that I have yet made no returne to him for his so friendly letter and expressions St, you see there is too much matter to make excuse; my sorrow will, at least, render me an object of every good man's pity and

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