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A SHORT LIFE OF CARDINAL NEWMAN

Crown 8vo, cloth, 68.,

MR. SPIVEY'S CLERK.

A NOVEL.

OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.

"Mr. Spivey's Clerk' is a pretty story well told. It has the merit, rare in English novels, of being in thoroughly good prɔportion, with no superfluous characters, and no redundant scenes. The hero is a delightful person. The villain of the story is well done also, and his introduction upon the scene is extremely clever and original.”—Guardian.

"The story is told remarkably well. Mr. Spivey himself is a most vivid and humorous sketch. The style is easy and pleasing, and the plot never insufficient."-Speaker. "A graceful, smoothly flowing tale, wherein the events are well related, natural, quiet, and unforced."-Spectator.

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"A powerful story, and full of 'go.' It has a Dickensy flavour, and there are a few touches in it that the great master might have reeled off with his own hand."-Home Chimes.

66 Picturesque and pathetic."-Athenæum.

"A novel of considerable power. Mr. Fletcher's style is decidedly good, and shows that the author possesses a distinct literary faculty."-Literary World.

"Mr. Fletcher is likely to win a prominent place amongst the story-writers of the day. He is content to be old-fashioned enough to write a story of London life without any thrilling plot, or any blood-curdling incidents to commend it to the prevailing taste of the day. And yet it is a story which, onc begun, will be read with increasing interest to its most pathetie and most unorthodox close. The individuality of the various characters is so strongly marked and so pleasantly sketched, and the narrative of their doings is told in such an easy and attractive style, as to make the group thoroughly lifelike.-Leeds Mercury.

LONDON:

WARD & DOWNEY, 12, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

A SHORT LIFE

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OF

CARDINAL NEWMAN

BY

J. S. FLETCHER

AUTHOR OF

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"ANIMA CHRISTI," "MR. SPIVey's clerk, THE WINDING way," etc.

They that bring many to righteousness shall shine like the stars
for ever and ever."

London:

WARD AND DOWNEY,

Dan 12:3

12, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN,】 W.C.

1890.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

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THE following pages form an attempt to present in brief and convenient shape the more salient points of Cardinal Newman's career. Wherever it has been possible, the Cardinal has been left to tell the story for himself, in the shape of extracts from his "Apologia." The Rev. T. Mozley's "Reminiscences have also been laid under contribution. For the particulars of Father Dominic, the Passionist, I have to thank the Rev. Pius Devine, of the Congregation of the Passion, while my warmest thanks are due to numerous friends, more especially to the Rev. A. J. Christie, S.J., who have supplied me with recollections of the days when they were associated with John Henry Newman at Oxford and Littlemore.

SEPTEMBER, 1890.

J. S. F.

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