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This volume must now go forth under circumstances of sacred sorrow. The share which he had in it occupied Dean Stanley till within a few days of the illness which has removed him hence. When the suggestion of its publication was made he welcomed the idea with all the cordiality which marked his appreciation of every wellmeant endeavour, and it was very near his heart that this book might do something to further the cause of charity among English Christians. He has passed all too soon into the world within the veil,' and we who are left must now look in vain for his friendship of the friendless, his counsel to the young, his sympathy with those who were maligned or misunderstood. But though the precious presence is no longer within reach, there will ever hover round many of us the lovely and chivalrous spirit of Arthur Penrhyn Stanley.

· Peace : come away: the song of woe

Is after all an earthly song :
Peace : come away : we do him wrong

To sing so wildly : let us go.'

TO

WILLIAM ROGERS,

Rector of St Botolph, Bishopsgate,

THE ENLIGHTENED AND ENERGETIC PROMOTER

OF ALL GOOD WORDS AND DEEDS
IN THE SCHOOLS AND HOMES OF THE POOR,

This joint endeabour

TO UNITE THE HEARTS OF ENGLISHMEN,

IN THE HOPE THAT IT IS NOT UNWORTHY

OF HIS GENEROUS AND COMPREHENSIVE SPIRIT,

Is Dedicated

WITH EVERY SENTIMENT OF SYMPATHY AND AFFECTION

BY

THE AUTHORS.

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