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    Matilda Anne Mackarness
Excerpt from book: and shuddering as she looked and thought how dreary it was. She heard every now and then, as the door opened, the merry shouts of the children below, but she seemed to have no wish to join them: to look out on that cold, dreary scene seemed more consistent with her feelings. A tap at her door at length disturbed her: the permission to come in was followed by the entrance of her aunt. "My dear child, why are you alone here? They are all so merry and busy down stairs, putting up the Christmas decorations : why do you not help them with your taste ?" " I will, if you like, dearest aunt/3 said Helen, gently. " I should like it, dear girl: I think you are too fond of brooding alone: it is not good for young folks to be so much in dream-land. Of what does my Helen think so much ?" said her aunt, putting her arm round the young girl's waist, and drawing her towards her. " Of nothing very pleasant, dear." " Indeed, my child! Why, at your sunny age nothing but pleasant thoughts should ever come to you. What have you to worry you ?" '' I cannot explain to any one, aunt." " Well, I will not force your confidence: but only just remind you, dear, that God has givenyou many great blessings, and that He loves His creatures to be grateful: that He would have the language of their hearts to be—' This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it:' the loneliest being on earth has still his hope of heaven, and that should drive away all gloom—all mourning. Sorrows must come in turn to us all, we need not make our own: and at this time of year, especially, all selfish grief should resolutely be put aside, and our best efforts be directed to showing our sense of the great mercy and love which purchased for us a heaven, where all sorrow will be driven away."...  
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