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of things, the causes and results of events. You will thus secure far more knowledge than many great readers, and what is of greater consequence, you will have acquired vigour and expansiveness of mind.

But these pages may possibly fall under the eye of one who has "had no advantages of education." Such was the case with many of those men whose names are now household words. Samuel Drew, Professor Lee, Professor Faraday, Sir Humphrey Davy, and Sir John Hunter, with many others, laboured under this disadvantage. This is not so great a calamity as you are tempted to think. What avails school-education if not followed by self-culture? Schooleducation "is mainly valuable in so far as it trains us in the habit of continuous application, and enables us to educate ourselves after a definite plan and system." You need only an indomitable purpose in order to success. "Edmund Stone said to the Duke of Argyle, in answer to his grace's inquiry, how he, a poor gardener's boy, had contrived to read Newton's Principia in Latin, one needs only to know the twenty-four letters of the alphabet in order to learn everything else that one wishes.'

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Though I dare not promise every reader intellectual eminence, moral eminence is universally accessible. Every day you have opportunity, by courageously encountering difficulty, cheerfully submitting to disappointment, meekly enduring provocation, and generously aiding the timid, the feeble, the ignorant, or the sorrowing, of acquiring those virtues which are our brightest ornament and richest treasure. The truly great man is not he who has conquered a city but conquered himself, and acquired the power to conquer the prejudices and passions of others. He in whose heart the love of God and man is enthroned, is possessed of the power incomparably most to be envied



the power to be happy in all conditions, and useful to all classes. He carries into futurity seeds of blessedness, which planted in a richer soul, and favoured with a more genial atmosphere, shall flourish immeasurably and eternally. Covet, young man, covet earnestly, all excellence, but be bent on possessing the highest.

"The world wants MEN-large-hearted, manly men-
Men who shall join its chorus, and prolong
The psalm of labour and the psalm of love.

The times want SCHOLARS-scholars who shall shape
The doubtful destinies of dubious years;
And land the ark that bears our country's good
Safe on some peaceful Ararat at last.

The age wants HEROES-heroes who shall dare
To struggle in the solid ranks of Truth;

To clutch the monster Error by the throat;

To bear opinion to a loftier seat;
To blot the era of Oppression out,

And lead a universal Freedom in.

And heaven wants SOULS-fresh and capacious souls,
To taste its raptures, and expand, like flowers,
Beneath the glory of its Central Sun ;

It wants fresh souls-not lean and shrivelled ones;
It wants fresh souls, my brother-give it thine.

If thou, indeed, wilt act as man should act ;
If thou, indeed, wilt be what scholars should;
If thou wilt be a hero, and wilt strive

To help thy fellow and exalt thyself,

Thy feet, at last, shall stand on jasper floors;
Thy heart, at last, shall seem a thousand hearts-
Each single heart with myriad raptures filled-
While thou shalt sit with princes and with kings
Rich in the jewel of a ransomed soul."


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From the London (Quarterly) Review.

"The portrait of Miss Hessel is composed chiefly out of fragments detached from her correspondence; and a very lovely picture it is." From the Literary Gazette.

"Eliza Hessel was possessed of strong intellectual tastes, and a lively poetical sensibility. She was an able, sterling, but thoroughlycontrolled woman. The book is full of interest and deserves a wide


From the Sunday School Teacher's Magazine.

"This memoir was well deserving of publication. No thoughtful reader can fail to be benefited by such a record of sanctified talent, and to our young female readers we especially recommend its perusal."

From Evangelical Christendom.

"We do not wonder that a book so rich in all that tends to awaken a deep personal interest in its subject should so soon have reached a second edition, and if our judgment of its worth may help it forward it will go on rapidly to a third and a fourth. A lovely and elevated character is here well pourtrayed."

From the Church of England Monthly Review.

"This is one of the best books of its kind we have ever fallen in with. Miss Hessel's aspirations were very lofty, and her reading was large and varied. Hence a breadth and liberality characterize these Memorials. Altogether we deem this a very hearty, homely, healthful work, and think it calculated to effect great good."

From the Eclectic Review.

"We have here a landscape of beautiful real life which makes lasting memories. The character of Miss Hessel well illustrates the title which the author has chosen."


From the Evangelical Magazine.

"It is long since we read a memoir of this class with deeper inWe wish we could induce young women who desire selfimprovement to read its deeply-interesting pages."

From the Christian Witness.

"This is a very beautiful narrative of female life, which both sexes will read with satisfaction. It is of a far higher order than the bulk of female biography. It is rich in its references to great men and their writings, and abounds with excellent critical observations. its chief claim is the exalted strain of piety which pervades it."


"These Memorials exhibit superiority both of head and heart. The biographer aptly remarks of Miss Hessel that 'by aiming earnestly at the cultivation of all her powers, and the practical recognition of all her relationships, she exhibited a combination of excellencies too generally dissociated.' He draws the picture well, and it is one which may be safely offered for imitation."

From the New Connexion Magazine.

"An interesting and beautiful piece of biography. It has in it much to interest the intelligent, to edify the pious, and encourage the youthful aspirant for proficiency in knowledge, and those excellencies which adorn and bless human existence."

From the Watchman.

"A beautiful biography. Miss Hessel was endowed with all the susceptibility, and with much of the power, of genius. This is a book from which not only young women but also young men may derive much profitable instruction."

From the Freeman.

"The memoir of a truly intelligent and superior woman. Miss Hessel died at the early age of twenty-nine, but in those few years she showed what a beautiful thing a woman's life may be."

From the Scottish Press.

"It is indeed a pleasing picture of True Womanhood.' We warmly commend this admirable biography, and wish for it all the success and usefulness it so eminently deserves."

From the Bradford Observer.

"This admirable volume contains the workings of the inner life of one who deserves to be enshrined in the hearts of young Englishwomen for her many womanly virtues, intellectual acquirements, and rare conscientiousness."

From the Athenæum.

"This is a better specimen of religious biography than one generally meets with in that most unsatisfactory line of literature. It is interesting because it attempts to give the real life and experience of a real human being, and not a didactic puppet. It is touching to see the perseverance with which Miss Hessel's instinct for self-cultivation made itself a way to daylight. All things instructed her.' Her deep and fervent piety 'transformed all dross to gold.'"

From the Homilist.

"A beautiful specimen truly of young womanhood is this Eliza Hessel. Sensibilities so alive to the true the beautiful and the good; tastes so classical and refined; impulses so generous; sympathies so broad and free; an imagination so creative; an intellect so keen, comprehensive, discriminating; and withal a soul so devout, we have rarely ever seen centring in one person before. Would that all the daughters of England would adopt this young woman as their model! We thank Mr. Priestley for introducing to our notice such a rare and raising life as this. IT SHOULD CIRCULATE BY THOUSANDS."


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