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WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

CHAPTER I.

An advertisement - All Christian or individual names are significative — Value of names; good or evil fortune often attending on them—Crowns won and lost through the signification of names - Story of a Spanish princess — Twenty names of a Portuguese princess; their derivations and significations — Numerical value of names; Greek and Arabian calculations depending thereupon Names of power - Individual names inalienable property – Advantages which may be derived from our Christian names God the first name-giver Motives influencing choice of names in olden times - Destinies of names -Value of a name as a reminder — William the Helmet of Many, George the Sower, Esther the Star, Winifred the Peacewinner - The promise of the advertisement redeemed Individual names - Individual mottoes.

READER, whatever your name may be, I

think I can scarcely be wrong in supposing that, occasionally at least, you glance your eye down the second column of the Times'-sorrowful, wondering, or amused as the strangely contrasted advertisements successively bring before you dark glimpses into miserable homes,

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