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A Novel.

BY THE AUTHOR OF “ABEL DRAKE'S WIFE.”

“If the first among the problems of life be how to establish the peace
and restore the balance of the inward being---"

“I know not what true definition there is for any age or people of the high-
est excellence of any kind, unless it be perpetual effort upward in pursuit of
an object higher than ourselves, higher than our works, higher even than our
hopes, yet beckoning us on from hour to hour, and always permitting us to
apprehend in part.”

“ It is, I think, an observation of St. Augustine. that those periods are
critical and formidable, when the power of putting questions runs greatly in
advance of the pains to answer them. Such appears to be the period in which
we live."

W. E. GLADSTONE.

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LONDON:
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

1869.
[All rights reserved.]

250. W.311

NEWS

ERRATA.
Chap. III., p. 68-the word "then" in the passage, "and then subdued all

Britain," should be in brackets, "[then]," as it does not

belong to the quotation,
. p. 79-"gonetically" should be "generatively."
. p. 88-tho marks of quotation should be omitted in, "a creation in

travail."

HIRE LL.

CHAPTER I.

THE WANDERER.

ONE evening Hugh and Kezia went to a chapel meeting at Aber. They were to stay the night with some friends there, that they

might the next day pack Kezia's furniture 6 ready for its removal to Rymer's rooms at Bod Elian.

Hirell and her father had spent a quiet evening together, for the rain had come on with increased violence, and put a stop to all work out of doors.

They were sitting at one end of the long kitchen table, Elias reading and Hirell knitting. They had no candle, they could no longer afford

VOL. II.

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