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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 38



Autobiography of J. B. Gough. Revised and brought down to the present time.—This is a very handsome volume, divided into 28 chapters, and the last commences with the date November 24th, 1868, when occurred what is termed "our silver wedding." The chapter only occupies ten pages, and we name this that the reader may not expect to hear much about Mr. Gough's labours during the last few years. More particulars will, no doubt, be published at a future time. Every one who has read former editions will be pleased with this, as a beautiful collection of facts and pleasing incidents in the life of a great man are contained in the volume, and new readers will be charmed with its stirring events, humorous anecdotes, and pathetic appeals. The first part of the great orator's life will always have attached to it a kind of melancholy interest, inasmuch as it contains the fearful struggle's of a noble soul to break the powerful chain that bound him. We very highly recommend the volume to our numerous readers. It is published by Morgan and Scott, 12, Paternoster Buildings, London, whose edition of Gough's Lectures is also worthy of attention.

A Prayer for England.
Great Giver of all good, to Thee we cry,
Behold oar hearts, how they in secret bleed
For our dear country, lost, undone, indeed,
Unless, in mercy, Lord, Thou drawest nigh.
By her advantages exalted high, [shame,
Yet cursed through drink, her glory turned to
We know that she hath but her sins to blame,
For that her commerce droops as if 't would die.
E'en nations cannot sin unpunished long,
Crime surely brings its own envenomed sting,
Ills ever follow in the path of wrong,
And on themselves both men and nations bring
Their many woes. In mercy, Lord, forgive
Our England's sins, heal her, and let her live.

David Lawton, Pcr

To most men experience is like the sternlight of a ship, which illuminates only the track it has passed.

I never listen to calumnies, because if they are untrue, I run the risk of being deceived, and if they be true, of hating persons not worth thinking about.—Montesquieu,.

Wherever you are, have your eyes and your ears about you. Listen to everything that is said, and everything that is done. You must look into people as well as at them.—Lord Cheslerfield.