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STRANGERS AND PILGRIMS

LONDON:

ROBSON AND SONS, PRINTERS, PANCRAS ROAD, N.W.

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LONDON
JOHN MAXWELL AND CO.
4 SHOE LANE, FLEET STREET

1873
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STRANGERS AND PILGRIMS

Book the first.

CHAPTER XII.

A man can have but one life and one death,
One heaven, one hell. Let me fulfil my fate.
Grant me my heaven now! Let me know you mine,
Prove you mine, write my name upon your brow,
Hold
you

and have you, and then die away,
If God please, with completion in my soul!

MR. FORDE's letters brought a more definite response than he had looked for. One of the chief members of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel wrote, strongly urging him to lend himself to that vast work. It was just such men as he who were wanted, and the need for such was great. A new mission to a land of more than Cimmerian darkness was on foot; the harvest was ready; had long been waiting for the sickle, but fitting labourers were few. The letter was

VOL. II.

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