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A SPLENDID WORKER FOR PEACE.

FROUDE IN THREE SENTENCES.

ANTHONY TROLLOPE AT HOME.

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ANTHONY TROLLOPE AT HOME. The following delightful description of a visit to Anthony Trollope, the famous novelist, is taken from Sir Henry Bracken-bury's "Some Memories of My Spare Time" (Blackwood): At the end of February or beginning of March, 1868, I paid him a week-end visit at Waltham Cross. Mrs. Trollope, whose beautiful feet made a. great impression on me, was there, and the only other guest was Mr. John Black- wood, the publisher and editor of Blackwood's Magazine, with whom in after years I formed a very pleasant friendship. I am not sure whether Mr. Trollope was at that time still in the ser- vice of the Post Office; but I remember his tell- ing me that he had decided not to leave the public service till he had made from his writings and invested sufficient capital to give him an in- come equal to what he would loee by retiring from the public service. He was a great smoker. One wall of his library where he worked was en- tirely hidden by small cupboards or bins, each with a separate glass door, and filled with cigars, stacked across each other "headers and stretchers" like timber, so as to allow free circu- lation of air. On wet days the doors were all kept closed, in dry weather they were open. He told me that each year he got a large consign- ment of cigars from Havana. There was a pointed stud stuck into the wood above the door of the bin in use, and as soon as this bin was empty the stud was moved to the next bin, and the empty one was filled from the chest. This had gone on for years, the cigars longest in stock being always those smoked.

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A DEALER IN DISILLUSION.

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CONCERNING BOASTING.

-----TWO POINTS OF VIEW.

THE FRUITS OF THE EARTH.

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BITS FROM BOOKS.

JUSTICE TO SLOWCOMBE.

Rhondda Student's Success.

The Extra Hour Test Case.

----Fatality at Trehavod Pit.

ANTHONY TROLLOPE AT HOME.