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quiet Sundays of childhood and the menacing or pleading voice of the preacher; the aspirations of youth and its lofty resolves; and the solemn farewells of death. These images may come thronging back, more vivid than any evoked by the organ-notes of Milton. And even those for whom per­sonally the "Gospel Hymns" may mean little or nothing, will do well to remember that it was Pater, a very high priest of culture, who said that "nothing which has ever interested living men and women can wholly lose its vitality —no language they have spoken, nor oracle beside which they have hushed their voices, no dream which has once been entertained by actual human minds, nothing about which they have ever been passionate or expended time and zeal."