AUTHOR OF “ABEL DRAKE'S WIFE.
'If the first among the problems of life be how to establish the peace and
restore the balance of the inward being-
I know not what true definition there is for any age or people of the
highest excellence of any kind, unless it be perpetual effort upward in pursuit
of an object higher than ourselves, higher than our works, higher even than our
hopes, yet beckoning us on from hour to hour, and always permitting us to
apprehend in part.
'It is, I think, an obserzation of St. Augustine, that those periods are
critical and formidable when the power of putting questions runs greatly in
advance of the pains to answer them. Such appears to be the period in which
W. E. GLADSTONE.
HENRY S. King & Co., 65 CORNHILL.