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THE END OF A GREAT LIFE.—Lord Stan- more gives a pathetic picture of the death of Lord Herbert of Lea in the memoir which he has published. He writesIt was a great joy to the dying man to be permitted once more to see the home he loved so dearly, and to look again upon the faces of his children. On the day of his arrival, August 1, he was well enough to go out in a bath-chair, and gaze for the last time on the green lawns, the stately cedars, and the Palladian bridge reposing in all the glory of an English summer afternoon. After coming in again, he lay for some time on a sofa by the window enjoying the calm beauty of the evening and its sunset lights. Some- what later he took leave of his children and sisters, and received the Holy Communion. Then, with perfect calm and resignation, he waited for the end. No expression of im- patience escaped him throughout his illness, nor to the very end did he lose his cheery play- fulness of manner, or his thoughtfulness for others. Throughout the night, alone with the devoted wife who had watched and tended him with unremitting solicitude, he repeatedly ex- pressed his thankfulness to God for many mercies, and his trtict in the promises of the Saviour. At half-past eleven on the following morning he expired, surrounded by his family and near relations. Almost i.is last words were, Well, this is the end- I have had a life of great happiness a short one, perhaps but an active one. I have not done all I wiehed; bmt I have tried to do my best.

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