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ARMSTRONG MAGNEY.

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LONDON:
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET,
Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty.

1867.

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ARMSTRONG MAGNEY.

CHAPTER I.

“ The consciousness of good, which neither gold,
Nor sordid fame, nor hope of heavenly bliss,
Can purchase; but a life of resolute good,
Unaltered will, quenchless desire
Of universal happiness, the heart
That beats with it in unison, the brain,
Whose ever wakeful wisdom toils to change
Reason's rich stores for its eternal weal.”—Shelley.

PERHAPS the pleasantest hours of the pleasant week at Hamerton Parsonage were the hours of Monday morning. The good rector permitted himself then the longest rest from his active parish duties. The pulpit engagements were just over, leaving a sense of fatigue very slightly marked, and generally, less slightly marked, a sense of

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