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CHURCHMAN'S

Shilling Magazine

AND FAMILY TREASURY

CONDUCTED BY

THE REV. ROBERT H. BAYNES, M.A.

VICAR OP ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, COVENTRY; AND EDITOR OF

ENGLISH LYRICS,' LYRA ANGLICANA," ETC.

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LONDON:

PRINTED BY J. AND W. RIDER,

BARTHOLOMEW CLOSE.

CONTENTS OF VOL. III.

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AFTER THE FIRST EUCHARIST. By S. J. Stone, B.A. . . 480
CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL. By Rev. Mackenzie E. C. Walcott, B.D. 196
COUNTRY UNIONS. By Charles Whitehead . . . 360
DEATH OF MONTIGNY, THE. By G. Wentworth Barnaby

75
DIALECTS OF YORKSHIRE, THE. By the Reo. Thomas Jackson, M.A. 146
East End LIFE. By Rev. W. Baird, M.A. . . . 648
GLIMPSES OF ASYLUM LIFE. By the Reo. H. Hawkins . . 100
Hor DAYS IN ROME. By Mrs. F. Elliot .
Hot DAYS NEAR ROME. By Mrs. F. Elliot .
IRISH CHURCH, THE. By the Rev. Alfred T. Lee, LL.D., D.C.L.. 312
LEONARD, ABBOT OF BEAULIEU. By Rev. Alan Brodrick, B.A.
LICH FIELD AND ITS BISHOPS. By Rev. Mackenzie E. C.

Walcott, B.D. .
LORD'S PRAYER, THE .

39
MIRACLES. By the Reo. R. Winterbotham, LL.B.

210
MISCHIEF-MAKING. By G. Stanley Arnold, LL.B.

256
MUSINGS IN THE Past. By W.T. V. . .

590
ODD EPITAPHS. By T. Shairp.

642
OUR PARISH CLERKS. By the Rev. Dr. Cornish .

577
PARISH CHOIRS AND CONGREGATIONAL SINGING

541
PASCAL . . . . . .

381
POETRY :-

CHRIST AND THE LITTLE CHILD. By C. Lawrence Ford, B.A. 365
FROM SUNDAY TO SUNDAY. By W. Chatterton Dix .

142
GOLDEN HOUR, A. By Sarah Doudney

525
GOOD FRIDAY. By the Editor

195
HARVEST HYMN. By E. P. .

654
HYMN FOR CONFIRMATION. By the Editor ..

328
MORNING HYMN OF THE ABYSSINIAN CAPTIVES. By Euphemia
E. G. Bussell . .

90
QUEEN'S ACCESSION, THE. By the Editor

423
QUEST OF LOVE, THE. By S. J. Stone, B.A..

260
“SIT ANIMA MEA CUM EJUS ANIMA!” By F.W. Harris, M.A. 626

SUMMER. By Rev. M. G. Watkins, M.À. .

“ TRULY MY HOPE IS EVEN IN THEE.” By Sarah Doudney 61
PREACHING AND PREACHING. By a Graduate of Oxford

584
PROSE IDYLLS. By the Author of " The Harvest of a Quiet Eye" 132, 393

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SERMON-METERS. By the Rev. II. Von der Heyde Cowell, B.A. 127
SIEGE OF TRALEE, THE. By II. S. F.

614

SUMMER DAY IN SARK, A. By the Rev. Wilmot Buxton, B.A. 425

TEMPERATE USE versus INTEMPERATE DISUSE. By William

Douglas, M.A.

435

True PASSAGES FROM A GERMAN PASTOR'S FAMILY Curonicle.
By the Rev. E. Frommel

270, 527

UP A GUM TREE ; OR, A QUEENSLAND FLOOD. By William Spicer 485

VEXED QUESTION, THE. By IIuntley Smyth. 46, 169, 297, 408,

508, 599
WHO WAS THE FOUNDER OF SUNDAY Schools? By S. R.
Townshend Mayer, F.R.S.L.

628
WOMAN's Confession, A. By J. A. St. John Blythe 1, 111, 221, 331,

441, 551
WORD Gossip. By Rev. W. L. Blackley, M.A. 22, 180, 242, 366, 465
WORDS OF LIFE AND OF LOVE. By the Editor

105
WRITINGS (THE) OF THE LORD BISHOP OF GLOUCESTER AND
BRISTOL. By a Graduate of Oxford

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& FAQILÒGREHSARY.

A WOMAN'S CONFESSION.

BY J. A. ST. JOHN BLYTHE.

CHAPTER I.

LIFE AT THE MANOR.

THIRTY-FIVE to-day—an age at which many women are still young, and with life bright and hopeful before them, and what am I? A prematurely old woman, with faded beauty, shattered health, ruined hopes, and, oh, what terrible memories ! And this I have been for ten years. For ten long years my life has been a burden I would gladly lay down. And yet I am not unhappy. Thank God, peace has come at last; peace in the consciousness of sin forgiven, and in patient resignation, gained at last, to wait patiently till He shall see fit to release me from this weary life. Without that peace I do not think I could ever have found courage to face again the past, and write, for the warning of those who chose to read, the records of a sinful life. Yes, a sinful life I do deliberately call it, though, perhaps, there never was a life more free from all that men call a sinful life in a woman. But I cannot judge it as men judge-I, who know all its inmost secrets. I do call it a fearfully sinful life; perhaps, in God's sight a more sinful one than many from which the world turns away in self-righteous contempt. I can only

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