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CHAPTER V.

MOTHER-IN-LAW

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW.

RUTH. Naomi. Rural habits. A whole family. A broken

family. Going to Moab. Orpah. Contrast. Naomi's ex-

postulation. Arrival at Bethlehem. Charities of life. Boaz.

Courtship. Strange custom. Loosing of the shoe. Develop-

ment of character. Tender relations. Step parents. Reli-

gious decision.

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CHAPTER VI.

THE PRAYING MOTHER.

HANNAH. Shiloh. Sorrowful woman. Cause of joy. A

praying mother. Richard Knill. Bishop Hall. John Q.

THE

YOUNG WOMAN'S FRIEND.

CHAPTER I.

WOMAN'S MISSION.

EVE.

She wept - to leave the sunny flowers

That gemmed the sylvan scene,
And danced, like fairy revellers,

Upon the glittering green,
Which almost offered rivalry
Unto the bright and glorious sky.

She wept - that all the shining host

That gazed upon her then
Should never light her steps unto,

That sinless bower again ;
But hence her heritage should be,
To toss on life's wild, billowy sea.

SHE SHALL BE CALLED WOMAN. GEN. 2:23. This earth which we inhabit has rising from its surface some towering mountain peaks, now ranged in order, like the rocky ridges of the west, and now standing alone, like Etna or Vesuvius. For ages these mountains have stood look

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