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Beside Still Waters   By: (1862-1925)

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[Transcriber's note: This book had varying page headings. They have been collected into chapter titles, and into a Table of Contents.]






" I will run the way of Thy commandments; when Thou hast set my heart at liberty. "





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Printed by BALLANTYNE, HANSON & Co. At the Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh


I The Family The Scene The Church Childhood Books II The Schoolmaster School Life Companions III The Public School Friendships The Opening Heart The Mould The Last Morning IV Undergraduate Days Strain Recovery A First Book V Practical Life The Official World Drudgery Resignation Retirement VI His Father's Friendship His Sister's Death The Silent River VII Liberty Cambridge Literary Work Egotism VIII Foundations of Faith Duality Christianity The Will of God IX Art The End of Art X Retrospect Renewal of Youth The New Energy XI Platonism The Pure Gospel The Pauline Gospel The Harmony XII Sacrifice The Church Certainty XIII Waiting for Light XIV Dreariness Romance The Choice of Work Dulness A Creed XV The Pilgrim's Progress The Pilgrimage Development The Eternal Will XVI Humanity Individuality The Average XVII Spring Wonder XVIII His Father's Death Illness A New Home The New Light XIX Women The Feminine View Society Frank Relations Coldness Sensitiveness XX Limitations Sympathy A Quiet Choice The Mind of God Intuition XXI A Far off Day A Compact Fragrant Memories XXII Death The Real and the Ideal A Thunder Shower Storm and Shadow XXIII The Club Homewards The Garden of God XXIV The Romance of Life The Renewal of Youth Youth XXV A Narrow Path A Letter Asceticism The Narrow Soul XXVI Activity Work Isolation XXVII Progress Country Life Sustained Happiness The Twilight XXVIII Democracy Individualism Corporateness Materialism XXIX Bees A Patient Learner XXX Flowers The Garden XXXI A Man of Science Prophets A Tranquil Faith Trustfulness XXXII Classical Education Mental Discipline Mental Fertilisation Poetry The August Soul The Secret of a Star The Voice of the Soul Choice Studies Alere Flammam XXXIII Music Church Music Musicians The Organ False Asceticism XXXIV Pictorial Art Hand and Soul Turner Raphael Secrets of Art XXXV Artistic Susceptibility An Apologia Temperament Criticism of Life The Tangle XXXVI The Mill The Stream's Pilgrimage XXXVII A Garden Scene The Wine of the Soul XXXVIII The Lakes On the Fell Peace XXXIX A Friend The Gate of Life XL A Funeral Pomp The Daily Manna The Lapsing Moment XLI Following the Light Sincerity XLII Aconite The Dropping Veil



The Family The Scene The Church Childhood Books

Hugh Neville was fond of tender and minute retrospect, and often indulged himself, in lonely hours, with the meditative pleasures of memory. To look back into the old years was to him like gazing into a misty place, with sudden and bright glimpses, and then the cloud closed in again; but it was not only with his own life that he concerned himself; he liked to trace in fancy his father's eager boyhood, brought up as he had been in a great manufacturing town, by a mother of straitened means, who yet maintained, among all her restrictions, a careful tradition of gentle blood and honourable descent. The children of that household had been nurtured with no luxuries and few enjoyments... Continue reading book >>

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