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THE FEAST AND THE DIVORCE.

Ancient trade and luxury—The king's gardens-Persian

pomp—Xerxes' table—Dr. Russell's Aleppo-Occa-
sion of Ahasuerus' feast- The feast itself-Its splen-
dor and length-Women in the East—The king's
call for the queen—The queen's disobedience~King's
anger–The royal divorce-Scriptural rule-Law of
domestic happiness, is love_"Stoop to conquer”-
Guard against all excesses-Herod's rash oath-Hu-
man vanity-What our gardens should be.............

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ROYAL HONORING.

Haman early this morning at Court-Mordecai's neglect

turns out well—Haman's disappointment--Horses in
royal processions crowned-Foreshadowings-Ha-
man's wife--Pride and envy make us wretched-We

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reap as we sow-Danger of unwise and unfaithful
counsellors—Bollingbroke's rule— Wives carry the
stars of their husband's fortunes in their bosoms-
Haman's misfortune in not having a Christian HOME
L" The Soldier's Dream”—“Home, sweet home !"-

Woman's influence

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