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THE

MONTHLY PACKET

OF

EVENING READINGS

FOR

Younger Members of the English Church.

VOLUME VII.

Nos. XXXVII. TO XLII. JANUARY-JUNE, 1854.

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FACUL

OXFORD
UNIV.

2.LIB

RARY

LONDON:
JOHN AND CHARLES MOZLEY, 6, PATERNOSTER ROW ;

AND J. H. PARKER, OXFORD.

1854.

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Heraldry :

Knightly Orders of Britain, The
Orders of Knighthood

Foreign Orders of Knighthood
Hints on Reading
House of Lords, A Peep at the Interior of the

128 293

447 78, 159, 399, 473

309

Lances of Lynwood, The
Leaves from a Diary
Life of Vincent de Paul
Lives of the Fathers :-

Tertullian

30, 276, 420

66 21, 101, 250

98

Marie's Home
Minor Cares
Mythological Legends :--Eros and Psyche

Page
39, 202, 287, 379, 433

120, 237

342

70

Name-Fancying :- Names from the Greek
New Zealand :-

Drive in Harikiwi Forest

395

Our Feathered Neighbours :-

Toothed-bills.—Hedge-sparrow and Wrens
Thrushes

137
457

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Mars.
Summer Excursion, A

385
59, 149, 225

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A QUIET CONSCIENCE. This month, which is full of the memory of the martyr-king, we think an appropriate time for the following beautiful verses, from 'Fawkes's Poetical Calendar,' there said to be from King Charles's

own pen.

Close thine eyes and sleep secure,
Thy soul is safe, thy body sure ;
He that guards thee, He that keeps,
Never slumbers, never sleeps.
A quiet conscience in the breast,
Has only peace, has only rest ;
The music and the mirth of kings,
Are out of tune unless she sings,
Then close thine eyes and sleep secure.'

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COMMENTS ON THE PRAYER-BOOK. My motive in offering these papers, is to induce the members of the Church to emulate the zeal expressed in the 48th Psalm, and walk about Zion, go round about her, and tell the towers thereof. Mark well her bulwarks,

her houses, that ye may tell them that come after ; for this God is our God, for ever and ever, and He will be our guide unto death.'

If in Christ Jesus dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and if His own Word declares that His Body is the Church, the Spirit which abides in this Body must be that of Eternal Truth; so that on entering its hallowed enclosures, you should bear in mind that a greater than the temple is within. And if the generation that walked

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