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HER TITLE OF HONOUR.
By HOLME LEE. Author of 'Kathie Brande,? 'For Richer
for Poorer,' &c. 1 vol. crown 8vo. Second Edition. 'It is unnecessary to recommend tales of Holme Lee's, for they are well known and all more or less liked. But this book far exceeds even our favourites, “Sylvan Holt's Daughter,” “Kathie Brande,” and “ Thorney Hall," because with the interest of a pathetic story is united the value of a definite and high purpose ; and because, also, it is a careful and beautiful piece of writing, and is full of studies of refined and charming character.'SPECTATOR.
"The graceful writer and accomplished lady who takes the name of Holme Lee as her nom de plume, has never written a more fascinating story than the one under the above heading.'--PUBLIC OPINION.
6“ Her Title of Honour” deserves in many respects to be ranked among the best of Holme Lee's works. It is a simple and unambitious story of every-day home life among ordinary English people, just what Holme Lee knows how to write, and she has done it in her very best manner. The characters are all strongly marked, well developed, and sustained throughout:'-EXAMINER.
HALF A DOZEN DAUGHTERS.
By J. MASTERMAN. Author of 'A Fatal Error.' 2 vols. crown 8vo.
CRUEL AS THE GRAVE.
By the COUNTESS VON BOTHMER. 3 vols. crown 8vo.
LINKED AT LAST.
By F. E. BUNNĖTT, Translator of Auerbach's On the
IS SHE A WIFE ?
By SYDNEY Mostyn. 3 vols. crown 8vo.
By the Author of • Too Bright to Last.' 2 vols.
WORKS BY THE REV. STOPFORD A. BROOKE, M.A.
HONORARY CHAPLAIN IN ORDINARY TO THE QUEEN.
I FREEDOM IN THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND.
Six Sermons suggested by the Voysey Judgment. In 1
vol. Crown 8vo. cloth, 3s.6d. Second Edition. • Every one should read them. No one can be insensible to the charm of his style, or the clear logical manner in which he treats his subject.'-CHURCHMAN'S MONTHLY.
“We have to thank Mr. Brooke for a very clear and courageous exposition of theological views, with which we are for the most part in full sympathy.' -SPECTATOR.
• This plea for freedom in the Established Church is in some ways well reasoned, in every way well written.'—NONCONFORMIST.
Interesting and readable, and characterised by great clearness of thought, frankness of statement, and moderation of tone.'-CHURCH OPINION.
• All who care for the progress of liberal thought will read it with profit.' -EXAMINER.
A very fair statement of the views in respect to freedom of thought held by the liberal party in the Church of England.'-BLACKWOOD'S MAGAZINE.
SERMONS PREACHED IN ST. JAMES'S
CHAPEL, YORK STREET. Post 8vo. 6s. Fifth Edition. 'No one who reads these sermons will wonder that Mr. Brooke is a great power in London, that his chapel is thronged, and his followers large and enthusiastic. They are fiery, energetic, impetuous sermons, rich with the treasures of a cultivated imagination.'-GUARDIAN.
•Mr. Brooke's sermons are shrewd and clever, and always readable. He is better off than many preachers, for he has something to say,
it. CHURCHMAN'S MAGAZINE.
• A fine specimen of the best preaching of the episcopal pulpit.'— BRITISH QUARTERLY.
A NEW VOLUME OF SERMONS
Is in the Press, and will shortly appear.
HENRY S. KING & Co., 65 Cornhill.
without ambition, since he knows there is no power on earth to promote one whom God has made great. And this man, indolently, by sheer innate power, shall win the fortune or the position coveted by his rivals. Whoever has had any experience of life has seen this happen a hundred times.
If we recapitulate, it comes to this. The first element of longevity is the Idea ; the second, Independence; the third, Indolence. Keep the spirit open to all impressions ; avoid all unnecessary connexions, political or otherwise ; learn to be lazy. These things achieved, you may make a mark on the world; you will certainly enjoy life; you may possibly live so long as to be an archæological curiosity.
Idea ... Independence ... Indolence-a modern triad. They combine the two mysteries of happiness and longevity-whereof the latter depends on e former. Look at it. A constant current of ideas keeps the brain joyous and resourceful. A perfect spirit of
independence makes a man devoid of fear, and enables him to walk erect, not only among poets and philosophers, but among Kings and Emperors and other inferior per
And a knowledge of what indolence means has a two-fold delight, for it enables a man to live voluptuously while he is thinking profoundly ... allows the pearl to ripen in the oyster while the oyster enjoys itself and absorbs iodine and bromine.
I do not profess to have proved that a man can live as long as he pleases. I will not deny it: the soul's influence on the body is miraculous, and it may be more scientifically directed. What I think obvious is that men who have many ideas, an isolated position, and a capacity for enjoying existence, are likely to live long. We know that the soul reproduces the body in a higher form: knowing this, let us live the ideal independent indolent life. This done, we may claim and obtain our Century.