The Northern Monthly

The Northern Monthly

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... look into her countenance an under-current of deep humility and profound gratitude. She is nourishing aud cherishing the child as a gift from God, wondering at the miracle of her possessing it, and pondering over those things which she had laid up in her heart. The best of mothers must sometimes have some such seasons. The mother of our Lord must often have thought of the past and the future as she took our Lord in her arms, and, as she did so she would often have been soothed with the recollection of the song she had sung before he was born. She appears to us as if she were now remembering it, and we have therefore prefaced our paper with the words. The boy is enjoying the wellknown privilege of an only child. He is sitting on his mother's knee as upon a throne. He sits there as if no one had a right to it but himself. He is as silent as his mother, and as lost in thought. He looks older than he is, gazing upon you with that seriousness which is often found in a child's face. It is only when you notice his feet that you can guess his nge. He has still the habit of playing with his toes as he did when he was a babe. His size, beauty, and quiet consciousness of power, foreshadow his increase in wisdom and stature, and his growth in favour with God and man. The elder.boy, who has come up to the chair and is standing by tho Virgin, reminds you of the attraction which is felt by older children towards a mother when she is nursing the youngest. Were it not for his folded hands, the cross, and the gilded glory about his head, you might mistake his interest for that which is often displayed in many homes. There is a picture in Madrid, supposed to have been painted by Raphael, where the Virgin and Child are represented exactly as they appear here, though...show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766229
  • 9781236766229