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LONDON:
JAMES BURNS, 17, PORTMAN STREET,

PORTMAN SQUARE.

MDCCCXLVI.

1279

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Many, who have learnt some of the blessings of the “Sacred Feast of Lent,” and these too, deepening upon them with each year's experience of its value, have found it much harder to use to their soul's health our Easter joys. It is far easier to fast religiously, than to feast. Lent is an image of our whole pilgrim-life, wherein we, by God's grace, sow good seed, and go our way weeping ; Easter is the picture of the time when they who are saved shall come again with joy, and bring their sheaves with them. Its thanksgivings are the faint prelude of the everlasting praises of the redeemed, and the endless Hallelujahs to Him, who has overcome death for and in them. And we, such as we are, are mostly fitter for strictness and discipline, than for unmixed joy and thanksgiving. And so, since this life is, as a whole, the time in which we shall

mourn,” the life to come,' that wherein we shall be “comforted;" since our Lord pronounces those “ blessed who weep now, for they shall laugh" for exceeding joy in heaven; “ blessed they who hunger now,” for they shall be filled" then, even with Him Who is “ Angels' Food,” the Fulness Which “ filleth

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