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in love with him, however gallant a fellow he is, or believed his sincerity, and then hurried to her room. I shall be sorry that I brought him here, though I She would rather have remained in the fresh air, but should never suppose you likely to be guilty of such she was afraid of meeting any one, and she felt that a weakness. Perhaps I ought to have told you at she could not just then enter into conversation. Least once that I know to a certainty he is not a marrying of all would she wish to meet Captain Headland.

He and I have frequently talked the subject Her brother's words had suddenly revealed to her over, and he has assured me that he should never the state of her own heart. She had heard Captain think of taking a wife unless, in the first place, she Headland praised and spoken of as one of the most was charming and lovely and refined, and highly gallant among the gallant officers of the day, and he educated and perfect in every way-indeed next door had himself recounted to her in modest language to an angel-and would love him entirely for himself. some of the daring deeds he had performed; and yet

— Perhaps also I ought to have told you before that he this brave officer, when speaking to her, was so is a man of no family, or rather he does not know to gentle and deferential, that it really seemed as if what family he belongs, as he was separated from he was addressing a being greatly his superior. them when an infant, and has lost all means by He evidently preferred her society to that of any which he can discover who his parents were.' other lady in the house, and he always, when an

Harry did not observe the colour which his re- opportunity occurred, singled her out from the rest, marks brought to his sister's cheeks while they and several times when he fancied she was not walked on, for she turned her head as if looking watching him, she had observed his eyes fixed on at the flowers at her side.

her; while, whenever he addressed her, his features “I have not liked to mention this circumstance to brightened up in a way which she had not observed any one, not thinking it fair to my friend, as it would when he was speaking to any one else. She could set people talking about him. But you well know not be mistaken with regard to his manner towards how very tenacious our father is on the subject of her, for she was confident, noble and honourable as birth, and so I fancy is our mother, and they would he was, he would not trifle with her feelings. blame me excessively if you were to captivate Head- “Harry ought indeed to have told me this before," land, and be captivated by him. Algernon, who I she said, with a sigh. "It is now too late. If confess put me up to speak to you on the subject, Headland really loves me—and I am sure he does, I says he is certain that they would never give their cannot be mistaken—if he proposes to me, I must not consent to your marrying my friend, though, to con- leave him to suppose that I am indifferent to his fess the truth, there is nothing I should like so preference.'' much. In fact, Julia, whether or not he thinks you During the morning Miss Castleton did not appear, come up to his standard of perfection, I cannot help and many inquiries mere made. General Sampson fancying that he admires you vastly, and so, as especially was very anxious to know what had beAlgernon insisted on it, I felt that I must warn you come of her, and, having his suspicions, was not in time."

satisfied that they might not possibly be correct till “In time!" murmured Julia ; "you should have Captain Headland came in alone, and, when asked, said this before."

assured him that he had not seen Miss Castleton “I never should have thought of saying it at all, since the morning, my dear sister, if it had not been for Algernon, "Ah! I thought, captain, that she might have answered Harry. "You know, intimate as I am with put your nautical experience into requisition, and Headland, I could not say anything of the sort to employed you in rowing the boat on the lake." him. Algernon agrees with me on that, for to a man No," said Headland; "I hope to have the pleaof his delicato honour and sensitive feeling, it would sure of being employed in that way in the afternoon, be equivalent to telling him he must leave Texford, and I shall be glad if any other lady will trust herself or it would appear as if I wanted to put the notion to my pilotage. into his head."

Harry, in the meantime recollecting that he had “Oh, pray do not on any account say a word to promised to pay the Miss Pembertons à visit, ordered him," exclaimed Julia ; "you would not be justified his horse and took the road to Hurlston. in saying anything which might make your friend As he approached the village, having never been suppose he is not welcome at Texford."

at Downside, he thought he would first call at Adam "Oh no, depend on my discretion," said Harry, Halliburt's cottage and inquire the way. The cotnow for the first time observing Julia's countenance, tage, from its remarkable structure, he remembered which in spite of her efforts betrayod the agitation of well. Calling to a boy to take care of his horse, he her feelings. “My dear Julia, I almost wish that I dismounted and knocked at the door. The dame had not spoken. I am afraid that what I have said has opened it. in some way annoyed you. Believe me that nothing " This is an honour, Mr. Harry," she said, begging would give me greater pleasure in life than to see him to enter with a look of pleased surprise on her you become Headland's wife; in fact, it used to be countenance. “To think that now you are a grand one of my boyish dreams. But I felt that I must officer you have come to see poor folks like us," she do as Algernon wished, and warn you, should he pay continued, dusting a chair, while Adam, in his frank, you any particular attention, not to encourage him, hearty way, held out his hand to welcome his guest. as also not to allow the admiration you naturally He would probably have done the same had the king have for him to ripen into a warmer feeling. There, come to his cottage. I have done my duty, and I will not say another word “To tell you the truth, I am on my way to Downon the subject; and I would not have said it now side, and thought I would call here first to inquire if I had not been persuaded that I ought to do so for the road," said Harry. "I hope you and your your happiness.” And honest Harry stopped at last, daughter were not tired by walking about so much greatly to his sister's relief.

yesterday at the fête." She pressed her brother's hand, showing that she “Thank you, Mr. Harry, not a bit; besides, as



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our May didn't dance, she hadn't so much cause to of his horse. May, stopping to say a few words to be tired as most of the young people had.”

the dame, came out by the time he had returned to “She looks somewhat delicate and ill able to go the door of the cottage. through what many girls would think nothing of,” Harry, instead of mounting, taking the rein in his observed Harry, for he wished to get the dame to hand, walked by her side. talk about her daughter.

The subject of their conversation might seem "Thank you, she is strong and hearty as she ever commonplace, though perhaps it was interesting to was, and some time ago, when both the ladies were themselves. Harry was at length led to speak of ill, she sat up night after night watching them, and some of his adventures at sea from a question May

, was none the worse for it; and, fine weather or foul, had asked him, and on mentioning one of the battles she goes about the village, for that matter, all the in which he was engaged, he was surprised to find year round, visiting the poor and sick, when the that his companion was thoroughly well acquainted Miss Pembertons cannot go to them," and the good with the details as well as with all the events which dame ran on expatiating on her favourite theme, the had lately taken place. During the walk Harry praises of May.

could not accuse himself of having said anything Harry was somewhat surprised to hear her speak which could have been construed into making love to in such unmeasured terms of her daughter's good the fisherman's fair daughter. qualities.

On reaching Downside, May went into the house "The worthy woman naturally appreciates her to send for the gardener to hold his horse, and to daughter, and in her honest pride feels that she can announce his visit. The two ladies came to the door never speak too highly of her,” he thought.

to welcome him. While she was speaking the door opened and May “I should have known you by your voice," said entered, looking bright and beautiful as usual, and Miss Mary, taking his hand, " though you have Harry thought her even more lovely than the day grown from a boy into a man since we met you last. before. She started, and the colour rose slightly to But there is something I discern in a voice which her cheeks as she saw him. She evidently did not never alters; yours is the tone I like to hear." expect to find a visitor.

“We must not flatter Harry, and I do not do it," Harry naturally inquired if she had enjoyed the observed Miss Jane. "I see the same expression in

I fête.

his countenance which won my regard when he was Yes, she had been amused, at all events," she a midshipman. You recollect him, May, do you answered, with a smile. And it was a pleasure to not?" be able afterwards to describe it to the Miss Pember- "I recognised Mr. Castleton at once yesterday," tons. I mentioned meeting you,” she added, “and said May, without hesitation; “I should have been they look forward to seeing you before long." ungrateful had I not," and May turned her blue eyes

Harry, of course, said he was on his way to pay towards the young officer. his

respects to his cousins ; but being uncertain as to His eyes met hers, and May spoedily looked down, their house, had called at her father's to inquire while a slight blush rose on her cheeks. which it was.

“I am indebted to Miss Halliburt for finding my "Our May will be able to show it to you, Mr. way here so easily," observed Harry, " for I have ; Harry," said the dame. “She seldom likes to be never been in this part of Hurlston before, and did

long away from the ladies, and I suppose will soon not know where your cottage was situated. What be going back there."

a beautiful spot it is! If I ever settle on shore, it is May hesitated. She did not look upon Mr. Castle- the sort of place I should like, with just that poep ton as a stranger, but she naturally felt a degree of through the trees to remind me of the ocean which I timidity at the thought of walking with him have been wont to live on. Perhaps, if peace lasts, alone. When, however, she looked up into his I shall be compelled to take up my abode on shore." frank, open countenance, after he had sat talking “Grant that it may!" said Miss Jane, “I should for some time, the feeling vanished.

think the nations of Europe must be sick of the He told Adam how well he recollected his trip in fearful strife which has raged so long, and will be the Nancy, and declared that even now he should very unwilling to recommence it.”. like to take another. Then he remembered the little Things do not look much like it,” answered

blue-eyed girl he had seen rush into Adam's arms, Harry. “The First Consul has shown no great love the one utterly regardless of his wet clothes.

for peace; and, as I wish to obtain my promotion, I Maiden May smiled.

confess that I should like to have a little activo "I remember that I was dreadfully frightened at service before long." seeing the boat coming in, thinking you would all be I suppose that is but a natural wish for you to lost.

entertain," observed Miss Jane, with a sigh ; "yet I She was about to make another remark which would that you saw the case in a different light, and would possibly have greatly puzzled Harry, when, might thus be led to reflect how contrary is the love looking up at the clock, she exclaimed:

of fighting to the religion of mercy and peace which “I had no idea it had been so late. I got leave

I got leave we profess; and even though I acknowledge that to run down and see you for a few minutes, mother, fighting may bo necessary for the defence of one's and ought to have been back again by this time.” country, we should mourn the stern necessity which Harry instantly rose.

compels men to engage in it.” "I hope that I have not detained you; but if you Harry had no wish to dispute the point with his will kindly, as your mother proposes, show me the cousins, although perhaps he did not quite enter into Miss Pembertons' house, I shall be grateful to you." their views on the subject.

May replied that she should be happy to do so, He gladly accepted their invitation to remain to 1 and Harry, wishing the fisherman and his wife luncheon. As he watched May attending to Miss good-by, went to look for the boy who had charge Mary, he could not help remarking how ladylike and


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graceful was every movement she made; he could As some baskets of shells, and cement for sticking scarcely believe that she had been born and bred in them on, were in the grotto, Harry, with May's a tisherman's cottage, for honest and worthy as Adam assistance, tried his skill, and produced a very and his wife appeared, they were plain and blunt in creditable flying-fish in addition to the covey she had their manners, though the dame was in some respects commenced. certainly above her class.

“I am very certain I could not have produced the “We must show you the grounds,” said Miss result had I not had your model to copy from," said Jane, when luncheon was over, if you are not in a Harry. hurry to return home.”

Miss Mary seemed as much interested as if she Harry was sure he should not be missed at Texford, could have seen the designs, and May and Harry and would very much like to see their garden. worked on till Miss Jane returned, apologising to

The ladies got their bonnets and shawls, and went him for her long delay. He thought that she had out, May leading Miss Mary.

been absent only a few minutes, and was quite sur“Our dear May has quite spoilt me,” observed the prised to find that an hour or more had passed away. blind lady. “Instead of letting me learn to grope They had still some portion of the grounds to visit, my way about, she always insists on my taking her and on their return to the house he was surprised to arm, so that I can step out without fear of falling find, on looking at a clock in the hall, that he had over anything in the path.”

barely time to gallop back to Texford and to dress May looked affectionately at Miss Mary, as if she for dinner. felt the duty was one in which she delighted. They had just left the house when a girl came

CHAPTER XXVIII.-MILES GAFFIN'S PROPOSAL. running up, saying that her mother was ill, and Jacob had been at work on board the Nancy, when would be grateful if Miss Jane would come down he found that it was time to return home for dinner. and visit her.

He caught sight, as he approached the cottage, of "I must go at once, Mary,” she said, “ and leave May, as she and Harry Castleton were setting off on you and May to do the honours to Harry. I dare their way to Downside. say I shall be back before you go," she added, turn- "Who can that be?" he thought, a strange feeling ing to him, “as the cottage is not far off.”

oppressing his heart. “It is not that scoundrel, Harry begged her not to hurry.

young Gaffin.

No, no; she would not walk so The grounds, though not extensive, were very quietly alongside him. But I don't like it, that I pretty, for the Miss Pembertons had done much to don't; though as far as she is concerned it's all improve them since their arrival. There was a lawn right, she would not do what is wrong. I am sure on the garden side of the house, with a number of of that, and mother must know all about it.” flower-beds and shrubberies and walks, and here and Jacob watched May and Harry as long as they there seats, with a rusticarbour covered with were in sight, and then something like a sigh broke creepers. At the farther end of the grounds, where from his bosom. After some time he entered the a spring of water bubbling up formed a pool sur- cottage. The information he gained from his mother rounded by rocks, over which moisture-loving plants did not make him much happier, for he could not had been taught to creep, was a grotto artificially believe that a young man such as his mother deconstructed of masses of rock. Miss Mary called scribed Mr. Harry could see May without falling in Harry's attention to it, as she and her sister were love with her, and if so- Poor Jacob groaned as very proud of the work, it having been formed under he thought of what might be the consequence. He their directions, and she begged him especially to mechanically hurried over his dinner without appeadmire some figures formed with shells, a few only tite, and then, taking a basket, went off to the beach of which were finished, though they intended that to collect some more shells and to fetch some which the whole of the interior should be ornamented in he had deputed some fisher-boys living at a consithe same style.

derable distance along the coast to obtain for him. This is just the sort of thing I should like to He felt more downcast than he had ever been in his work at," exclaimed Harry. " It should be a life, as he now began to realise the wide distance thoroughly marine grotto. I see that there is a which existed between himself and May. covey of flying-fish already finished.

You might “Of course she is just like an angel of light to a have Neptune and his car and attendant tritons at poor rough chap like me, yet I love the very ground the farther end, dolphins and sword-fish and other she treads on,” he murmured to himself as he went inhabitants of the sea on either side. I must com- There's not anything I would not do if she pliment the artist who executed those flying-fish- was to ask me, yet if I was to tell her so, I don't they are most natural."

know what she would say. It would not make her "Here she is, then, to hear your praises,” said angry; it would frighten her, though, I am afraid, Miss Mary; " but we shall be very glad if you will and maybe she would be very sorry, and tell me I come and assist, as you take an interest in the sort must not think of such a thing. Of course she of thing, as I am afraid that otherwise it will be a would. I wish I had never been born," and Jacob long time before it is completed.".

felt as if he could have thrown himself down on the "I shall be very glad to be of use, and to serve sand and cried his big honest heart out. Though under Miss Halliburt, for she has made so admirable the struggle was a rough one, he overcame his feela beginning that she must remain director of the ings for the moment and trudged on. works. Will you accept my services ?” he asked, “I said I would get some shells for her and the looking at May.

ladies, and I will; and if I do but have a sight of "I cannot refuse them when they are so frankly her but for a little it is recompense enough.” offered," she said, looking up somewhat timidly as Jacob went on collecting shells on the way till he she spoke; "though I must leave the Miss Pem- reached the farthest point to which he intended to bertons to decide who is to be director."

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supply. He was returning pretty heavily laden Jacob read the paper, and though he did not very under the cliffs, when, weary with his walk, he sat clearly comprehend its meaning, it made him feel a down on a bank of sand thrown up by the tide, greater fear, if not respect, for the bearer than he placing his basket by his side. Thoughts such as had before entertained. seldom troubled him were passing through his mind, Gaffin might possibly have shown one from the when he saw a man approaching him from the direc- First Consul of France of the same description had tion of Hurlston. As the stranger drew near he he been disposed, but that was kept for use on the recognised Miles Gaffin.

other side of the Channel. He was not the only The miller coming up to him, slapped him on the person so employed at that time by the rival powers, shoulder and sat down close to him, and in the to whom it was of the greatest importance to obtain frank, hearty tone he often assumed, said, “How information of each other's preparations. fares it with you, Jacob? Why, lad, you look some- “You see, my friend, that I invite you to engage in what out of sorts."

the service of your country. We want a few fresh, “Do I, Mr. Gaffin? It's more than I wish to do, steady hands, and if you know any lads who would then," answered Jacob, who had no desire to enter like to accompany you, your recommendation will be into conversation with the miller.

in their favour.' “Perhaps I know the reason why you are not as At no time could Gaffin have made such a proposihappy as you would wish to be," said Gaffin, fixing tion with a better prospect of success. Still the his eyes on the young man's face. “There is a honest fellow was far from trusting his tempter. He pretty girl in the case, whom you thought you would knew well enough that, whatever Gaffin might say to fike to make your wife."

the contrary, the Lively was engaged in smuggling, “Every man's thoughts are his own, Mr. Gaffin," though she certainly had escaped capture in a wonderanswered Jacob," and I do not see how you can ful way, which was perhaps now partly accounted for. know mine more than I can know yours.”

His father had always set his face against conMiles Gaffin laughed, not pleasantly. “The old traband traders, and had warned his sons never to can read the thoughts of the young better than you have anything to do with them. But there was may think. Now, lad, I tell you that you are fol- another motivo influencing him still more; May was lowing a will-o'-the-wisp if you ever think to make in danger of being insulted by the son of the very the girl your father saved from the wreck your wife. man who was trying to persuade him to leave home. She would laugh you to scorn if you breathed such a She might scorn him, but he would stop near her notion in her ear, and tell you to go and hide your- to watch over her safety. Neither would he ever self, or be off to foreign lands, so that she might leave his father and mother without their sancnever set eyes on you again. Don't I say what is tion. true, lad ?"

Gaffin, not aware of the thoughts which were In spite of his resolution a groan escaped Jacob's passing through his mind, watched him for some breast.

minutes without speaking. “I thought so," continued his tormentor. “Now, “Well, my lad, what do you say to my offer ? " Jacob, I have known you from a boy, and I will be he at length asked. frank with you. You fancy that I want my son to " That I am not going to leave my old father and succeed where you are certain to fail ; but I have no mother, whatever you or any other man may say to such notion in my head, though there is a difference, me, Mr. Gaffin," answered Jacob, putting his arm you will allow, between him and you. I don't, how through the handle of his basket, and rising; "good ever, guide the young man's proceedings, or pretend evening to you.” to dictate to him; he is old enough and clever He walked on. enough to act for himself, and I want it to be under- Gaffin, after sitting for a moment, somewhat taken stood that I have nothing to do with his movements. aback, followed him. You will mention that, if you have the opportunity. “Come, think of my offer, lad ; I wish


well. And now, my honest Jacob, if you are disposed for a I have no reason to do otherwise," he said, in his trip to sea just let me know, and I will give you a most insinuating tone. chance which will suit your taste, I have a notion, “It's no use your wasting words on me, Mr. and fill your pockets with gold. I know I can trust Gaffin; if you are going to the south’ard you had you, so I can say to you what I would not to others. better go, I am homeward bound.” Are you inclined for a trip on board the Lively? That was not a civil remark, my lad; but I will There is a berth for you if you are. Whatever way overlook it, and perhaps you will think better of the you may think she is employed, I can tell you that matter." she carries a commission as good as any of the king's "I can't think better of a bad matter, Mr. Gaffin," cruisers; though I do not pretend to say that in answered Jacob, firmly, hurrying on. peace time she does not engage in a little free trade The smuggler folded his arms, and stood watching occasionally, yet that is not the business which I am the young man as he trudged sturdily over the employed on."

sands. Miles had laid his hand on Jacob's arm so as to "I will win him over yet, though his father may prevent him rising, which he showed an intention of be too obstinate to move,” he muttered to himself doing.

as he made his way up the cliff to the mill. "Do you wish to be convinced, lad ? Look here, Jacob carried his basket of shells to Downside, I know you can read,” and Gaffin drew from his and deposited them with Susan ; for the ladies were pocket a paper signed by Mr. Pitt, desiring any at tea, and they did not hear of his coming. Susan naval officers or others who might fall in with Miles spoke of the visit Mr. Harry Castleton had just Gaffin, the bearer, not to interfere with him, he paid. being engaged in the secret service of his Majesty's “Such a nice gentleman,” she observed; "the government.

ladies kept him hero all the afternoon, helping Miss

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May to work at the grotto; and I have a notion that for generations. The superstitious zeal of the Em


. he was very well pleased to be so employed. I press Helena prompted her to visit the sacred places, should not be surprised if he is back here again and the site of Calvary had been fixed by the alleged before long,” she added.

discovery of the three crosses which were found in a Jacob did not stop to hear more, but emptying his pit, and their authenticity attested by the miracles basket of shells, hurried home. What he had heard which were worked. Constantine now resolved to did not contribute to raise his spirits. He at once discover the scpulchre and to erect a church, the told his father of his meeting with Miles Gaffin. splendour and beauty of which should surpass all

“ If you care for me or for your own happiness, others. Eusebius tells that the pagaus had piled a don't have anything to say to him," said Adam, mound of earth over the cave, had paved the surface, earnestly; "he bears none of us any love, and, and placed upon it a temple to Venus. The Emperor depend on't, he means mischief.".

caused these to be removed, when, as soon as tho original surface of the ground, beneath its covering of earth, appeared, immediately and contrary to all expectation, the venerable and hallowed monument

of our Saviour's resurrection was discovered." The THE SITE OF THE CRUCIFIXION.* cave was adorned with marbles, a colonnade was

erected round it, and a basilica was built in honour THE HE Church of the Holy Sepulchre stands in a

of the Anastasis, or resurrection. crowded part of the city, at some distance

Two questions at once suggest themselves. Did to the north-west of the Temple. It is a compara- Constantine discover the true site ? Does the present tively modern structure, no portion being probably church stand upon the same spot with his basilica ? older than the period of the Crusades. Those who To these questions the most contradictory answers are concerned to maintain the authenticity of the

are given. By some it is maintained that the Emsite, assert that fragments of a much earlier edifice peror was guided in his search by accurate informamay be found; but the best architectural authorities tion, that a continuous tradition connects his edifice agree that this is not the case. It is entered through with the present church, and that, consequently, ire a courtyard, in which a market is now held for the have the very place of the entombment and resurrecsale of trinkets, rosaries, pictures, and curiosities. tion fixed beyond reasonable doubt. Others holding Just inside the principal entrance a Turkish guard that the true site was discovered by Constantine, yet is stationed to keep order and repress disturbances assert that during the intervals in which Christians amongst the hostile sects and nationalities who

were banished from Jerusalem by Persian and Movisit it.


the original edifice was In passing round the church, attention is distracted destroyed, the locality forgotten, and that a new and incredulity excited by the aggregation under church has sprung up around which legends have one roof of all kinds of shrines and holy places. clustered in the lapse of ages which have no historical Here are shown not only the sites of the crucifixion basis. Others, again, assert that Constantine was and the resurrection, but the toinbs of Adam, Mel the dupe either of superstition or of imposture, and chisedek, Joseph of Arimathea, and Nicodemus ; the that there was absolutely no evidence that the sepulplace where our Lord was crowned with thorns, and chre was where he sought for it. where he appeared to Mary Magdalene; the pillar

Into the protracted and angry discussions which to which he was bound during the scourging; the have raged upon these questions I do not propose to slab upon which his body was laid for the anointing; enter here. But after a careful examination of the the spot where he first appeared to his mother after site, and of the arguments urged by the various disthe resurrection; the centre of the earth; the place putants, I come to the conclusion that the place of whence the earth was taken from which Adam was the crucifixion and the entombment must be sought made, with many other marvels. Even those who elsewhere, and not on the spot which tradition come with simple faith to "see the place where the points out. Though the indications of Scripture Lord lay,” depart indignant at the frauds and lying may be insufficient to show us where it was, they legends palmed off upon them. This feeling is are yet quite adequate to tell us where it was not. increased by the tinsel and frippery which abound

1. It was outside the city, yet near to it (John xix. everywhere. The very Chapel of the Resurrection 20; Hebrews xiii. 12). is made offensive by puerile ornamentation and 2. It was a place where interments were pertawdry finery. Yet in spite of all it is strangely mitted, and as a matter of fact did take place (Matt. affecting to see the agony of earnestness, the pas- xxvii. '59, 60; Mark xv. 46, 47; Luke xxiii. 53 ; sionate fervour of devotion, displayed by pilgrims, John xix. 41, 42). many of whom have travelled on foot from incredible

3. There was a garden in "the place” (John ances to pray at the sacred shrine.

xix. 40–42). We now proceed to inquire what is the evidence

4. It was by the side of a road leading up from upon which the authenticity of the site rests. We the country (Matt xxvii. 39; Mark xv. 21, 29; may dismiss, without a moment's hesitation, the Luke xxiii. 26). legends which cluster around the main central tra

5. It was a spot capable of being seen by a condition ; but have we reasonable ground for believing siderable number of persons from a distance (Matt. that our Lord was crucified and buried upon this xxvii. 55; Mark xv. 40; Luke xxiii. 49). spot ?

6. It was within sight and hearing of a spot In the reign of Constantine the city had been laid where the priests could stand without danger of utterly waste, its very name had ceased to be used, defilement (Matt. xxvii. 41; Mark xv. 31; John and Christians and Jews had been banished from it

xviii. 28).

7. It was not far from the barracks of the Roman * From a forthcoming volune on the Holy Land, lov the author of "swiss,' " Italian," anal "Spanish

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