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The Life of Oliver Cromwell.

Among the other Christmas books for sale in this city is the life of that holy martyr and beatified saint, Oliver Cromwell. A most devout and edifying book for the reading of Christian children! We are surprised that this choice volume is not accompanied by the Life of Abraham Lincoln and the Life of the late lamented John Brown, whose soul is now marching on in the track of Cromwell. Three kindred spirits, Old Noll pre-eminent of the three in those qualities which distinguish them from the rest of the human race, they ought to be united in the memory of their admirers, as they are likely to be in that shining immutability which awaits such characters in another state.

In all soberness, have the Yankees taken Richmond, that the life of that hideous Puritan, Oliver Cromwell, is to be thrust into our faces at this season of the year? In the name of all that is pure and merry in these holidays, keep the sour visage of the Puritan fled out of our way till Christmas is ever.

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