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ME LIDEN. Two new stained glass window have just have been placed in the Parish Church, at Meliden. One, a three light window on the south side near the pulpit containing the subject of the parable of the lilies running through the three. In the the centre light our Lord in richly dia. pered robes of ruby and white, stands in the midst of the lilies relating the parable, while in the side lights figures of various ages are grouped together listening with profound attention to the words of Our Lord, the fore- ground being composed of lilies, and the back- ground, foliage and a landscape. The subject is surmounted by canopies of the perpendicular order of white and gold on grisaille back- ground. under the subject are bases of the same character on quarry backgrounds, and they contain scrolls bearing the text consider the lilies how they grow, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.' At the bottom of the window is the dedication sentence as follows—' To the glory of God and in memory of Thomas and Dianna Wynne of Plas Prestatyn, and John Lewis Evans, of Plas Ifan, Prestatyn, this window and those in the west end are dedicated by Jane Charlotte Evans, daughter of the former, and widow of the latter A. D. 1899. The other window is composed of two single lights and one piece of tracery, and is situated in the west end of the church, the left hand light contains the figure of the Virgin Mary habited in blue and white, and holding in her hand a cage with two doves, the offering at the ceremony of purification. In the right hand light, the figure of Simeon clothed in green and purple, and bearing in his arms the infant Saviour, the group forming the presentation in the temple. The figures are surmounted by perpendicular canopies in white and gold upon ruby backgrounds, and contain angels bearing scrolls charged with the texts My soul doth magnify the Lord,' and 'Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.' Under the figures are bases of the same character, and contain scrolls with the name of the figures and the dedication sentence as follows. These windows and the pulpit window on the south side are dedicated by Jane Charlotte Evans to the memory of her father and husband A. D. 1899. In the piece of tracery on a ruby background, Our Lord in white and gold and seated in majesty on His great white throne, and holding the orb in one hand while the other is raised in the act of benediction. The work was designed and executed by Mr. T. F. Curtis (Ward and Hughes), 67 Frith street, Soho Square, London and is a fine example of careful and expressive drawing and composition. The work is full of elaborate and appropriate detail, while the decorative function of the window has been duly kept in view. The painting is delicate and refined, and the colour is of an exceedingly harmonious and pleasing character.

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