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COX, SONS & COMPANY, CLERICAL TAILORS AND ROBE MAKERS, 28 & 29 Southampton St., Strand, London.

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REDUCED PRICE LIST OF PULPIT ROBES

Pulpit Gowns. Tev Preaching Cassocks
Richest Armozine Silk, £9 9.) and Bands.
Richest Flexible Silk, 8 8 Richest Armozine Silk, £6 6
Rich

Do., 77 Richest Flexible Silk, 5 5
3rd Quality,

610 Rich

Do., 410
Alpaca Cord,
310 3rd Quality,

4 0
5 607, 52/6, Alpaca Cord,

48/6
42, 31/6 Russell Cord, 367, 307, 25/
Fine Alpaca,
50/ Fine Alpaca,

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Fine Cambric Bands, 1/4 per pair. French Lawn, 1/6 per pair. Leather Band Cases, 3/6.

PATTERN BOOKS OF SILKS AND STUFFS SENT FREE ON APPLICATION. VEW REDUCED PRICE LIST OF CLERICAL GARMENTS Post FREE. Discount for Cash. ALL SILK ROBES SENT CARRIAGE Pain,

JNO. D. MACARTHUR,

195, 197, 263, 265, 267 SAUCHIEHALL STREET, GLASGOW.

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Gloves at Wholesale Prices.

OXFORD

TAILORING

USHIRTS,
to 2b 4/6.

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DUST and SUMMER

OVERCOATS, but

READY-MADE OR TO ORDER,

From 12/6 to 60/.

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Choice Season's Patterns,

W.E.G.
At Lowest Prices for Cash.

AMA MAGARTHUR 2.But. Blk., Cold, and Lt. Fan. Kid, 1/11\, 2/6, 3/6.

Shirts, Please send an 4-Bat. Blk., Cold. and Lt. Fan. Kid, 1/11), 26, 3/6. Fit & Workmanship Guaranteed &c.

Ollur dozen Shirts

sane as last 6 But. Blk., Cold. and Lt. Fan. Kid, 26, 3/11, 4/6.

Initialled & Bat. Tan Suede Mousquetaire (sp.)1/114, 2/11, 36.

Free 16-in. length, every New Shade, silk, 1/114, 2/6, 3/11. SPECIAL LINE IN Dent's Albany Gaunt., with cl., 2/6, 2/11, 3/11, 4/6.

Yui ole of Charge. Suede Gauntlet, with clasps, 1/111, 2/6, 2/11, 4/6. Trouserings,

DRESS SHIRTS READY-MADE OR 4-But. Nant. Gl., 1/11). No better glove for wear.

TO ORDER, 4/6 to 9/.
Please write for Glove Price List.

10/6 CASH. Lawn Tennis, Bicycle, and Pyjamah Stock of £3000 to choose from.

Suits. Clothier, Hosier, Hatter, Glover, Shirt and Collar Maker; Lace and Fancy Goods Importer.

COMPLETE OUTFITS FOR HOME AND COLONIAL WEAR.

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Head Office: 3 and 5 GEORGE ST., EDINBURGH.

Governor.
His GRACE THE DUKE OF BUCCLEUCH AND QUEENSBERRY, K.G.

Manager.
SPENCER C. THOMSON, B.A.

Secretary
J. H. W. ROLLAND, C.A.

GLASGOW OFFICE: 155 WEST GEORGE STREET.

LOCAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman.

JAMES KING, Esq., OF LEVERNHOLM. JAMES RICHARD MACARTIIUR, ESQ., Mer J.BAIRD SMITH, Esq., Writer, 227 W.George St. chant, 96 Buchanan Street.

GEORGE M. GRIERSON, ESQ., Merchant, 49 JOHN M'LAREN, ESQ. (of W. M'Laren, Sons &

West George Street, Co.), Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce. JOHN HEYS, Esq., of South Arthurlie, Barrhead.

REVENUE, Upwards of £800,000 PER ANNUM. ASSETS,

Upwards of SIX MILLION POUNDS STERLING.

The New Assurances effected in the STANDARD last year again exceeded in

amount those of any other Scottish Office.

Specimens of Annual Premiums for Assurance of each £100 at Death with Profits.

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Prospectuses, &c., on Application.

R. G. M. FORBES, Local Secretary. GLASGOW, September, 1883.

SUNDAY TALK.

NEW SERIES,
M A Y, 1884.

CONTENTS:I.-Adventures of M. Bonnard- The Yule Log-II. Edited by CHARLES GIBBON,

Author of “ The Golden Shaft,” “Robin Gray,” etc. Illustrated. II.-H.R.H. Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. Funeral Sermon by the Rev. Canon

DUCKWORTH, D.D., formerly Governor to His Royal Highness. With Portrait. III–The Athens of Pericles, and of St. Paul. By Principal TULLOCH, D.D., LL.D. IV.—May. Illustrated. By HUME NISBET, Author of “Life and Nature Studies."

V.-A Word on Shakespeare's "Tempest.” By Professor LEWIS CAMPBELL, LL.D. VI.—Transfiguration. By JAMES H. STODDART, Author of “The Village Life,” “ The

Seven Sagas of Prehistoric Man," etc. VII.—My First Success. By ISABELLA STUART, Author of “ The Golden Path,” etc.

Illustrated

VIII.—John Craig-II. By the Rev. R. HERBERT STORY, D.D., of Rosneath.

IX.-Recollections of Hero-Worship. By HENRY JOHNSTON. Illustrated.

X.-Round the Fireside :- The Sick Children's Hospital, Ilustrated. Rachel and Leah, by

MARION. Swift Hours, by M. R. Dow. Flos Vespertinus, by A. P. MACNEILL.
Reviews, etc.

All Manuscripts sent to the Editor are carefully considered, and if found unsuitable will be returned if accompanied by a

stamped and addressed cover. The Editor does not hold himself responsible for any accidental loss. Business Communications to be addressed to the Manager, “Sunday Talk” Office, 100 and 102 West George Street,

Glasgow.

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PULPIT ROBES.

SORLEY,

Late SHAW,

JEWELLERS,
1 & 3 BUCHANAN STREET, & 136 ARCYLE STREET

(West Corner of BUCHANAN STREET),
GLASGOW.

CLERICAL
TEA FOR THE MILLION.

COLLARS

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The FAMOUS BLEND of HIGH-CLASS INDIAN and
CHINA TEAS, at 2s.6d., is unsurpassed at any Price.

Coatings & Trouserings

SINCLAIR BROTHERS, Ottoman Silk Robes,

£6 to £9. 29 RENFIELD STREET, GLASGOW.

Extra Rich

£10 to £15. Rich Alpaca or Crape Twill, £2 to £4 4s. Cassocks—Saxony I'will, and Cord, 25/ to 35. Silk Fronts,

40 to 60/. Silk Fronts and Sleeves,

50/ to 80/ HUGH MORRISON, 53 JAMAICA STREET,

GLASGOW.

105 PRINCES STREET,
Just Published. Price One Shilling.

EDINBURGH.
THE
THE BIBLE (OLD TESTAMENT CANON): A LECTURE
Delivered to CLAREMONT CHURCH LITERARY ASSOCIATION

PICTORIAL ADVERTISEMENTS. by a Member of the Church.-JAMES MACLEHOSE & SONS, 61 ST. VINCENT STREET.

and styles, in great variety, useful for Advertisers, Amateurs, Publishers, and Printers. Sample Block sent for

13 Stamps ; Specimen Sheet for 1 Stamp. NEW SPRING

Address J. F. NASH, Artist and Engraver, Monument Retreat, Birmingham.

ARTISTIC.

Ladies and Gentlemen desirous of adding to their In: In soliciting the favour of your esteemed patronage, DRAWING and ENGRAVING ON WOOD thoroughly and we have much pleasure in intimating the arrival of a expeditiously, and at moderate outlay.

For terms and particulars, address J. F. NASH, Artist Large Consignment of

and Engraver, Monument Retreat, Birmingham.

PORTRAIT OF

Chinese
FOR SUMMER WE AR,

Authentic Likeness of General Gordon sent post free

for 3 Stamps. PURE SCOTCH and WEST OF ENGLAND TWEEDS, Electrotypes of same, ready for Printing, 5s. 6d.

AddressWoaded Black and Indigo Blue Diagonals,

J. F. NASH, Monument Retreat, Birmingham. FANCY SUITINGS, COATINGS, AND • MODES DE PARIS ET LONDRES.

TROUSERINGS. We have made special purchases for the 59s. 6d. MADAME BOWMAN, Suits and 15s. 6. Trousers, in FANCY CHECKS,

115 BATH STREET and 135 WELLINGTON STREET, STRIPES, and MIXTURES.

GLASGOW, We can faithfully recommend this Suit to Gentle

Begs to announce that, for the additional comfort and cmen for business wear, it being made of Pure Scotch

venience of her Patrons, she has secured the entire Block at the Tweed, produced in the most Fashionable Style, and Corner of BATH and WELLINGTON STREETS.

! She will also have more accommodation for the display of her in every case we guarantee a Perfect Fit.

Rich and Rare Designs in all Fabrics, &c ; also for the varied

Novelties in Costumes, Mantles, and Millinery. Ladies of DUNCAN &

cordially invited to Inspect the Salous.

BRIDAL TROUSSEAUX-A SPECIALITE. 339 ARGYLE STREET, Between Robertson Street and York Street.

MOURNING ORDERS on the SHORTEST NOTICE.

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New and fashionable Goods

Gordon.

CONSISTING OF

AND OTHER

PIRIE,

NEW SERIES.

MAY, 1884.

THE ADVENTURES OF MONSIEUR BONNARD.

By ANATOLE FRANCE. Edited by CHARLES GIBBON, author of “The Golden Shaft,” “Robin Gray,” etc.

THE YULE LOG.

II.

when a white and prickly beard would bristle on

7th May, 1851. my chin. I played at soldiers, and, in order to I HAVE passed the winter as wise men like to do, feed my rocking-horse, I laid waste the flowers in angello cum libello, and the swallows here on which

my

mother used to cultivate on the window the Quai Malaquais find me on their return very ledge. These were manly games, I should think. much the same as when they left me. He who And yet I longed for a doll! Even a Hercules lives little, changes little, and it can scarcely be has his weaknesses. At least the object of my called living to wear out one's days over old texts. love was beautiful ? No. I see her still: she

Nevertheless, I feel myself more imbued than had a vermilion spot on each cheek, short soft ever, to-day, with that vague sadness which life arms, horrible wooden hands, and long legs far distils. My mental balance (I hardly like to own apart. Her flowered skirt was fastened to the it to myself) has been upset since the memorable waist with two pins ; I can still see the black heads hour in which the existence of clerk Alexander's of those two pins. It was a low, provincial manuscript was revealed to me.

style of doll.

I remember well that, young It is strange that, for the sake of a few leaves as I was, and not yet in breeches, I felt in of old parchment, I should have lost my peace of my own fashion, and felt very deeply, that this mind, but nothing can be more true. The poor doll lacked grace and dignity of bearing; that she man, without desires, possesses the greatest of was vulgar, that she was coarse ; but I loved her treasures; he is master of himself. The rich man in spite of that, I loved her because of that, I who covets anything is only a miserable slave. I loved her alone; I would have her. My soldiers am that slave. The sweetest pleasures—the con

and drums lost their interest for me. I no longer versation of a man of subtle and impartial mind, stuffed sprays of heliotrope and veronica into the or dining with a friend-do not make me forget

mouth of my rocking-horse; that doll was everythe manuscript, the longing for which has haunted thing to me.

thing to me. With the cunning of a savage I me ever since I became aware of its existence. devised schemes for obliging my nurse, Virginie, It haunts me by day, it haunts me by night; it to take me past the little shop in the Rue de Seine. haunts me in joy and in sadness; it haunts me I used to flatten my nose against the window, and working and resting.

my nurse had to pull me away by the arm. I recall to mind the desires of

my childhood. “ Master Sylvestre, it is late, and your mamma Ilow well I understand now the all-powerful will scold." Master Sylvestre cared little then longings of my earliest years!

for scoldings and whippings.

But his nurse At this moment I see quite distinctly a doll

carried him off like a feather, and Master Sylvestre which was displayed in a wretched shop in the yielded to force. Since then, with years, he has Rue de Seine when I was eight years old. How been spoilt, and yields to fear. He was afraid of this doll happened to take my fancy, I do not

nothing then. know. I was very proud of being a boy; I was unhappy. Shame, unconscious yet irredespised little girls, and it was with impatience sistible, prevented me from telling my mother that I a waited the time (which, alas ! has come) about the object of my love ; hence my sufferings.

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