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sometimes, indeed, force a smile, however unwillingly, from those who are its friends.

But in order to answer the question above cited,—which in plain language is no more than this, can a young man be a Christian, and act like one, without being either ridiculous or very disagreeable,-instead of giving my own opinion, which is little worth, I shall proceed to that which I trust will be more agreeable to my youthful readers, viz. to give some account of my young Christian hero, from his sixteenth year, at which period we last left bim, until his eighteenth; and having proceeded thus far, I shall close the present volume.

I concluded my last account of Henry Milner, by the parting scene between himself and Marten. The last words of Marten, as he put Lily into the carriage were, " Farewell, my Henry, and sometimes think of Marten.”

When Lord H— looked next at Henry, (for the attention of that nobleman had been drawn to the noble figure of Marten, and the deep concern which was depictured on his fine countenance, as he placed the basket containing the kitten on Henry's knees,) he was surprised to see that the tears were rolling down his cheeks, and that no effort he could use, were sufficient to restrain them.

What, Henry Milner,” said his lordship; “surely you are not sorry to return home.” Lord H- was vexed that he had made this remark, (perceiving that his young companion was more than half ashamed of this too evident, and perhaps he might think, almost unmanly display of feeling,) and immediately added, “I beg your pardon, my dear boy; I ought to have known that it was impossible for you to have spent so many months in any place, and scarcely with any description of human beings, without having formed some sort of tie, which could not be broken without pain ; neither can I believe that the young gentleman from whom we have just parted, can ever be known without exciting a deep interest. I do not ask you to tell tales out of school, Henry, but I am assured that there is some story of deeper moment than exactly appears in the case of that little wounded animal ; ' but be assured, my dear Henry, that if it turns out as I suspect, and if that young man is worthy of your friendship, your kind uncle will permit you to cultivate his regard in any way which you may think desirable.”

My lord,” replied Henry, “ I love Marten, and little George Beresford, and one or two more of the boys, and I should be sorry to think that I should never see them again; but please to tell me again, is my uncle quite well ?”

You will think him altered, Henry, I fear," replied Lord H-; "he looks much older than he did, and he has not the strength he formerly had; and as you are become more manly, and probably more active than you were, he will not be able to accompany you every where, as he once did.”

“I am sorry for that,” replied Henry; “I am longing, my lord, to return to all my old habits, and to do just what I used to do. I am sure that no child ever was so happy as I was, before I went to school; but I have never found any body, since I left home, who has the same ways of thinking as my uncle has.”

“ Explain yourself, my dear boy,” said Lord H—; "what do you mean by saying that no

have ever met with has the same ways of thinking as your uncle ?”

“I do not mean you, my lord,” replied Henry, “but I mean the people with whom I have spent the last year. When I compare them to my uncle, I might justly say that they are all pushing and crowding one way, whilst my uncle has been drawing me, as long as I can remember, exactly in a contrary direction.”

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Lord H- knew what Henry meant; but not appearing so to do, he drew him on to speak his mind more decidedly.

“What ought to be our chief object in life, Lord H-?” he said : “my uncle has told me always that it should be our chief aim to get to heaven, and every one I have talked with or heard talk at Clent Green, seems to think that we have nothing to do but to get on and enjoy ourselves in this world.”

“ And they have also told you, no doubt,” said Lord H-, “ that so as they can get on themselves, it little matters who they may knock down and trample upon, and thrust with shoulder and horn in their progress to the place which they may desire to obtain. Why, Henry, as you advance in life you will find that this is but the way of the world ; and it may have been an advantage to you to have had such a little peep into the world and its ways, as you have obtained at Clent Green. A large school, where the masters are not pious, is a world in miniature ; and from what you have seen in · Dr. Matthews's seminary, you may have some idea of what the University is, and, with God's help, may derive some sort of experience of that description of conduct, which may enable you to pass through the vanity fair of this life, with

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the most credit and ease to yourself, without swerving from your better principle.”

The conversation of Lord Hand Henry then turned upon other matters. Henry had a thousand questions to ask of Lord H—, to some of which he was not able to reply, having been only one day and one night at Mr. Dalben's house. He had, indeed, seen Mrs. Kitty and Maurice, and Thomas, and Lion, and said they all appeared to be in perfect preservation, but poor Muff was dead, and, as Henry remarked, Lily was ready to take her place—the old horse, too, had been sent to finish his days in H—- Park, being past all labour. Moreover, Lord H- told Henry, that in addition to Lady H-, his old friend, he must expect to find another lady at Mr. Dalben's. The account which Lord H

gave of this lady was, that she called herself a niece of Mr. Dalben's—that she was become a widow within the last thirteen months, that her usual residence was Bath-that her name was Bonville, and that she had an only son, called Edgar, then at the University--and that it was expected this son would take his degree in about a year and a half, and be ordained as soon afterwards as possible, in order to take possession of a handsome family living.

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