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SISTERS OF CHARITY,

CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT.

AND

THE COMMUNION OF LABOR.

BY

MRS. JAMESON.

BOSTON:

TICKNOR AND FIELDS.

MDCCC LVII.

(RECAP) 1492 497

CAMBRIDGE:

THURSTON AND TORRY, PRINTERS.

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE.

IF on this verse of mine

Those eyes shall ever shine,
Whereto sore-wounded men have looked for life,

Think not that for a rhyme,

Nor yet to fit the time,
I name thy name, true victress in this strife !

But let it serve to say

That, when we kneel to pray,
Prayers rise for thee thine ear shall never know ;

And that thy gallant deed,

For God, and for our need,
Is in all hearts, as deep as love can go.

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'Tis good that thy name springs

From two of Earth's fair things, – A stately city and a soft-voiced bird ;

'Tis well that in all homes,

When thy sweet story comes, And brave eyes fill — that pleasant sounds be heard.

Oh voice ! in night of fear,

As night's bird, soft to hear,
Oh great heart ! raised like city on a hill ;

Oh watcher ! 'worn and pale,

Good Florence Nightingale, Thanks, loving thanks, for thy large work and will !

England is glad of thee,

Christ for thy charity,
Take thee to joy when hand and heart are still !

EDWIN ARNOLD.

SISTERS OF CHARITY,

CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT,

ABROAD AND AT HOME.

" It is manifest that all the human material which Christian endeavors may be able to mould into order and usefulness, will be required for the growing exigencies of the state.” – Rev. Mr. CLAY. (Report on the Preston Jail, 1852.)

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