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Present, The.

Dream of Pere Sylvestre, The..................

Progress and Retrogression, The Old and

Dream, A

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the New.............

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Editorial Notes............ 57, 123, 189, 251, 314, 383

Present Need, A..................

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Pennsylvania, Sketch of Catholicity in...... 321

Early Christian Art...........

Pacific Coast, The Vision of Religion on the 356

Explanations of Miracles by Vakuova,
Natural Force............................. . ....193 '.

* *. Ronie, Dear Ito rac............. ....................... 37
Emmet's, Robert, Speech to the Irisa Patos
triots just Previous to their Intengod...

Royal Placetum; The.-Placet Exequator... 257
Rising..........

nail Religion ard Heroism ........................... 285, 370

LReflectons of a Nervous Man .....
From the Centennial to Sambro.............. lsinkertaide. The...
First Sister of Mercy, The................. orri.,113 '6: Pétrick and Ossian .....................
Forebodings...........

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St. Augustine and Scientific Unbelief.......

Freemasonry, Why the Church Condemns 357

Sopnet-Troubled Souls.........

Fairest Fair, Thc...

Some Odd Notions about the Moon............. 158
Shiel, Richard Lalor...

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Guerre, Martin: A Strange Case of Mis-

Saracens in Europe, The..................

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taken Identity ............. ................ 242
Spots on the Sun................

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Sbadows.............................

Half a Lifetime Ago ......

Sabinum, A Ramble in .......................

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Hypocrisy and Candor...

376

Then and Now......

Indian Hero, An................................. . 54
In God's Keeping ... ... .. ..

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Ireland: Poems of Places.........
Illustrated Catholic Family Almanac......... 128 Voice of Jesus Suffering to the Minds and

Hearts of Christians, The...
Linked Lives..........

64 Voice of Jesus to the Minds and Hearts of
Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Con-

Christians, The............

256 Various Contrivances by which Orchids are

Life of Our Life, The........... ....... 320 Fertilized by Insects............. .....

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; THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

THE

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDAT.ONS

1914

CATHOLIC RECORD.

Vol. XII.

SNOVEMBER, 1878. —No. 67.

FROM THE CENTENNIAL TO SAMBRO.

UNTIL within a few years past the who toil along the rocky coast of British provinces were popularly re- Nova Scotia. garded as a sort of outpost of the Last July, when the thermometer Arctic regions—a land of snow and made its great leap up above 100°, fog, where the inhabitants went about and everybody was casting about for most of the year clad in furs like the a refuge from old Sol's scorching Esquimaux. The stream of summer beams, business affairs gave me the travel has, however, lately taken a opportunity of a trip down the coast turn in that direction, and thousands of Maine and Nova Scotia as far as of American tourists, equipped with . Halifax, which I gladly availed myOsgood & Co.'s handbooks. For the self of. The excitement of the CenCanadas and the Maritime Provinces, tennial Fourth was over. Even the now yearly cross the great lakes, måd Washington Marine Band could drift down the St. Lawrence and the scarce: attract people to the Lanscoasts of Nova Scotia and New Bruns: downe Ravine, and Constable's cool wick. An adventurous clergynjan: tints in the gallery of the British on a cruise, like the Rev. George H. masters in Memorial Hall set people Hepworth, whose Starboard and Port longing for the country and the shade has lately been published by the of old poplars and elms. Harpers, will sometimes even make I caught the last glimpse of the his way along the coast as far north wide - spreading Quaker City from as Labrador, where the shortness of the connecting railroad bridge over the summer is compensated for by the Schuylkill, with Girard Avenue the wild and unusual scenery. bridge spanning the river below us,

The Canadian section of the Great at midday of the 19th July. At five Exhibition made the Provinces bet- P.M. I was walking down West Street, ter known than formerly to Phila- New York, from the Pennsylvania delphians, and the international boat Railroad ferry to Pier 28. My bagraces on the Schuylkill brought out gage was checked through to Boston, the merits of the hardy fishermen and I had nothing to do but saunter

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down to the Fall River boat. Steam with the curly colored clouds into whistles were blowing, crowds rush- vanishing possibilities for ourselves ing across to the ferries; hacks, and others. One lights a cigarette horse-cars, drays, and express teams, after tea, and sauntering out on the blocking up every inch of way. upper saloon deck, pulls one of the The dialogue between the drivers at small carpet stools towards him, and that hour is powerful and impressive. sits down with his arms over the rail The scene is too familiar to New of the ship, his face turned to the Yorkers to make them stop for a mo- hazy descending sun glittering over ment; but strangers must get even a the water. He is almost loath to think better idea of the rush of an American of ever quitting hold of life, everycity, from a view of West Street, at thing seems so full of perfect harmony five o'clock in the afternoon, than and beauty around him. The indiseven from Broadway at the same tinct hum of voices behind him and hour.

around him chimes in with the feelThe steamship Providence was ings aroused by the gathering dusk. packed from stem to stern. The Family groups talk of Newport and band was playing in the grand saloon, the White Mountains. Some young while the crowds, hurrying north to fellows from the University of Pennthe mountains, or Newport, or the sylvania are discussing the relative Maine watering-places, were prome- merits of the New Brunswick salmon nading the decks. As we steamed rivers. All are full of the pleasures slowly down the North River and of expectancy. swung around the Battery in full view Y et, were I to choose the time when of the Bay in the broad blaze of the the Sound travel is most enjoyable by evening sun, the scene was one which association, it would be not in July, nature and the genius of commerce but on a rare night in the middle combined to make grand and in- week of October, when the air is spiring.

filled with a balmy haze, and the late There is nothing more glorious harvest moon of the North steeps than a sail down the Sound in one the whole scene in a bath of silver. of those palace steamboats on a fine People say to each other then : July night, with a fresh breeze blow- “This must be the Indian summer.'' ing and a brilliant sunset.; pothing, : : Ah :: white - veiled, soft - voiced unless it is the sail doivn: Natragan::.Wraith of the departed season! The sett Bay on the return trip' to New. true summer is gone. Tourists are York on a supernal night in Paje Sep flying south, homeward bound to tember, with a full moon overhead:. New York or Philadelphia or Baltiand not a breath of wind strong:: :more; from New England and the The New Yorker, to whom the Fal:Canadas. The boats are thronged River or Stonington boat is only the 'with crowds brimful of sunburnt ferry to Boston, will talk to you of health and laughter. The pine-topped the Bay of Naples, but the sky and granite hills are behind them. The water around him would be enough hum of the bees in the meadow-sweet to satisfy Ruskin.

behind the New Hampshire farmNature is doubtless best enjoyed in house in the hot summer mornings, a solitary mood. Rousseau and Jean is only a recollection. Friendships Paul Richter immerse themselves in have been formed; the turn of a life its endless variety. But common perhaps decided. If a girl shivers in man is gregarious, and a sense of the cool night-air on deck, and draws companionship sometimes adds new her fall wrappings closer round her, emotions to a sunset at sea. Our has she any premonition of the icy reverie is tinged with the individual. breath of desertion ? Partings are isms around us, and we float away sad, even the parting with summer.

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