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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.

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EADER, whatever your name may be, I

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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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