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Fourth. A window on the south side to the memory of Mrs. Ellen Shepherd Brooks,1 erected by her sons, Peter Chardon and Shepherd Brooks. This window, by John LaFarge, of New York, is noted for its exquisite colors, and is a valuable artistic decoration to the church. The subject, ‘Rebekah at the Well,’ is after a painting by Horace Vernet. At the base of the window is the inscription: ‘In memory of our mother, Ellen Shepherd Brooks, 1884.’ In this window the mullions are removed, the glass occupying the entire space.

Fifth. The brass cross and vases on the altar and re-table from Mrs. Dudley C. Hall. The cross is inscribed: ‘A Thanksgiving Offering.’

The silver of the communion service is very handsome. The beautiful flagon, paten, chalice, and alms basin which are used in the larger services were given to the parish by Mrs. Dudley Hall in 1868. The cruets and the smaller chalice were given by Miss Edna J. Manning, formerly a member of the Altar Guild. The pix was the gift of Miss Virginia Lee. The cruets are of cut glass, with silver trimmings. The other vessels are of silver. Suspended from the roof of the chancel is a corona chandelier, a Christmas gift from the Sunday-school in 1877. It is of polished brass, with twenty-four burners, made by Cornelius & Sons, Philadelphia, and exhibited by them at the Centennial Exposition. The hanging of the altar, the dorsal, and antepen-dium for pulpit consist of drapery, with emblems in raised needlework. There are four sets of these embroideries beautifully wrought in as many colors. White, used in Easter, Ascension and Epiphany seasons, symbolizes the sun-bright light of truth, innocence, joy, etc. Red, used at Whitsunday and Saints' days, stands for ardent love and for fire. Green, used at Trinity season, is symbol of life, from living vegetation. Violet, used in

1 Mrs. Brooks was the daughter of R. D. Shepherd, of Virginia. She was born at New Orleans August 22, 1809, married Gorham Brooks, April 20, 1829, and died at West Medford, August 11, 1884.

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