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AND FAMILY TREASURY
THE REV. ROBERT H. BAYNES, M.A.
VICAR OP ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, COVENTRY; AND EDITOR OF
ENGLISH LYRICS,' LYRA ANGLICANA," ETC.
CONTENTS OF VOL. III.
AFTER THE FIRST EUCHARIST. By S. J. Stone, B.A. . . 480
Walcott, B.D. .
CHRIST AND THE LITTLE CHILD. By C. Lawrence Ford, B.A. 365
SUMMER. By Rev. M. G. Watkins, M.À. .
“ TRULY MY HOPE IS EVEN IN THEE.” By Sarah Doudney 61
SERMON-METERS. By the Rev. II. Von der Heyde Cowell, B.A. 127
True PASSAGES FROM A GERMAN PASTOR'S FAMILY Curonicle.
VEXED QUESTION, THE. By IIuntley Smyth. 46, 169, 297, 408,
A WOMAN'S CONFESSION.
BY J. A. ST. JOHN BLYTHE.
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