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them shall be left any more.

And that it is their final 2. We should be engaged to give the more serious ingathering that is bere spoken of, is evident from its consideration to what is recorded of the people of Israel, being mentioned that God would not hide his face from and particularly to the great things that yet remain to them any more, and that, from that time they shall be be accomplished in behalf of the nation of Israel, tbat a holy people unto the Lord, appears from its being these are matters in which we of the Gentile nations foretold that God would then pour out upon them his have also the deepest interest. For salvation is of the Holy Spirit. And to show that it is not in Ezekiel Jews. The very selecting of this people from the alone that their final ingathering is spoken of, we may other nations, and all the signal dispensations of God's just notice one other portion of Scripture referring to providence towards them, had all a reference to tbe it, taken from Isaiah chap. xi. 9–16. This propbecy, appearing of Him in whom all nations of the earth are we may conclude, refers to the final ingathering of the to be blessed. It was from them that we derived the people of Israel, from its being mentioned that it was a knowledge of Christ and salvation, it is into their stock second time that God was to gather them, and that he that we are ingrafted. It is into their covenant that was to gather them from the four quarters of the earth, we have entered. It is their Messiah who is the sure and from its being mentioned, that from that time foundation of all our hopes. And it is not till they Judah and Ephraim would no longer envy and vex one shall be brought back to tbeir own land and re-estah. another, for they would be united in one kingdom. lished in the full enjoyment of God's favour, that the And we have already seen in one of the passages quoted Gospel will have its free course among the Gentile nations, from Ezekiel, that this was to take place at their final So that as the Gospel first proceeded from Jerusalem ingathering. We learn from this portion of Scripture, in the days of the apostles, and was by them coinmuni. too, as from various other portions, that the people of cated to us Gentiles, so it is when Jerusalem shall Israel will not only be saved out of the hands of their again become a praise upon the earth, that again the enemies but that they will be employed as instruments Gospel shall sound forth from it, until its sound shall for inflicting vengeance upon them. They shall lay reach to the ends of the earth. And therefore we their band upon Edom and Moab, and the children of should earnestly desire that God would be merciful to Ammon shall obey them. To us this last deliverance his ancient people, and would bless them, that so bis will have a resemblance to the deliverance which God way may be known on the earth, and his saving health wrought for them in bringing them up from the land of to all nations. Egypt; and as when they entered into Canaan the first 3. It may be remarked, that it is evident from Scriptime, it was after the Lord had cast out their enemies ture that the accomplishment of the great things which before them; so in their being put into possession of God has promised do for his ancient people, and the same Canaan for the last time, it will be after a far through them for all the nations of the earth, is not to more signal victory over all their enemies under Christ be effected without great changes taking place upon the the captain of the Lord's hosts, and the true Joshua. earth. The great deliverances which shall be accom. I have only to observe, farther, that we learn from plished will be preceded and accompanied with great this passage that this final ingathering of the nation of judgments upon his enemies. There shall be wars and Israel shall be attended with the universal spread of rumours of wars, and great perplexity among the nathe Gospel among the Gentile nations. And this is tions. Satan will not quit his hold of the kingdoms of also contirmed by many other passages of Scripture, of this world without a violent struggle to retain his domiwhich I only mention one. It will be found in Paul's nion. And in proportion as the time draws near when Epistle to the Romans, chap. xi. 12-15. Now, if he is to be completely vanquished, he will be in greater the fall of them (that is of the Jews) be the riches of wrath, knowing that he has but a short time. Be li the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of very active at this day working secretly but effectually the Gentiles; how much more their fulness ? For if in the children of disobedience, but by and by he will the casting away of them be the reconciling of the work more openly by the man of sin, to whom he is to world, what shall the receiving of them be, but (to the give his seat, and power, and great authority. And Gentile nations) life from the dead?" But the con- here is an additional reason for our giving earnest heed sideration of this subject will fall more directly under to the prophecies that respect the ingathering and the consideration, when we contemplate the seventh and changes to take place on the earth in connection with last period of the history of Israel, that respects their them, that so we may be prepared for what trials, and final establishment in their own land.

temptations, and judgments may be coming upon the In considering the practical improvement that should earth. Without fixing any data precisely, it may be be made of that portion of their history that has now stated that it is generally agreed upon by those who have been brought under review, it may be remarked, in the most carefully studied the prophecies, and who are wise first place, that we are called upon to a careful study of in discerning the signs of the times, that great changes the prophecies of Scripture, those particularly that re- are to be looked for, and that matters are bastening on fer to the future destinies of the nation of Israel. to a crisis. It will be our wisdom, then, to take warnThey are very numerous. They constitute a part of ing in time, and to be in a waiting posture. Let us those Scriptures which were written for our admonition have our loins girt about and our lamps burning. Le upon whom the ends of the world are come. And us be attentive to the warning voice of God's Word, and although we had no immediate connection with the the warning voice of his providence. Let us be found nation of Israel, yet a nation for whom God hath done in our stronghold, cleaving closely to Christ by fail. so much, and to whom he hath promised that he is yet to Let us live above the world, looking beyond all the do much more than has yet been done, and of whom clouds and darkness of this changing scene to the dawn more is spoken in Scripture than of all the other nations of a brighter day. Let us hold fast the profession of out of the earth, should call forth in us a deep interest. faith without wavering unto the end. For he that en. And we may well conclude, that by attending carefully dureth to the end shall be saved. to God's special dispensations of providence towards them, and especially by attending to the great things that are yet to be accomplished in their behalf, we shall

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CONTENTS. 1.-Account of the Communion at Kilsyth, September 22, 1839. 5.--Discourse. By the Rev. James Julius Wood, A.M., Page 697 By the Rev. William Burns,

6.-Sacred Poetry, “Stanzas on Prayer." By D. Vedder, .. .. 701 2.- Sacred Poetry. “ 'The Sabbath." By L. H. Sigourney,... 692 7.-Happy Death of a Christian Israelite,

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ACCOUNT OF THE COMMUNION AT KILSYTH, SEPTEMBER 22, 1839.

BY THE REV. WILLIAM BURNS,

Minister of the Parish,

season.

HAVING already, in our two last monthly Supple- A great concourse of people, including not a ments, given an account of the origin and recent | few genuine friends of the Lord Jesus, assembled progress of the Revival, we now gladly avail to our communion. It is thought that not fewer ourselves of the publication of Mr Burns' state-than from twelve to fifteen thousand were in and ment, to present our readers with an account of the tent the number is estimated at about ten or

about the town of Kilsyth upon the Lord's day; at the first celebration of the Lord's Supper after the twelve thousand. The day was uncommonly favourawakening.

able; and indeed during the whole interesting seaAbout three weeks after the recent revival of son external circumstances were most propitious; religion commenced, it was considered most desir- and having been made the matter of special prayer, able and obligatory to have another communion | the answer should be marked and remembered.

The Session met for special prayer for On the fast-day, (Thursday,) public worship direction as to the matter, and afterwards as to began at the usual hour, the minister commencing the time most suitable.

with praise and prayer, and reading Psalms cxxvi. The number of new communicants amounts to and cxxx. The Rev. C. J. Brown of Edinburgh nearly ninety. A few who spoke on the subject preached from Rom. vii. 9, “I was alive without seem to bave had scruples, and did not come for the law once; but when the commandment came, ward. With the exception of a very few, the ac- sin revived, and I died.” The Rev. Dr Malan of count given of their views and spiritual condition Geneva preached in the afternoon from John has been very pleasing and satisfying. They vary, xiv. 27, “ Peace I leave with you, my peace I in regard to age, from twelve to three score and give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I ten ; a good many are from fifteen to eighteen unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neiyears of age. The work of examining has been ther let it be afraid.” Mr Macnaughtan' of Paisof a different character from that of former years, ley preached in the evening from Isa. xlii. 3, “A wherein “we have seen evil.” No doubt the sys- bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking tematic knowledge of not a few of them is defi- flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgcient, and much pains must be taken by them- ment unto truth.” He preached also at Banton ; selves and by us in this matter. I have urged on the and Mr Cunningham of Edinburgh from the words young converts, especially, a very careful study of in Rom. v. 8, “God commendeth bis love towards the Shorter Catechism; and the earnest, close, and us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died prayerful study of the Scriptures. We solicit the for us.” Friday evening, the Rev. Mr Middleton of prayers of Christian friends and ministers, that we Strathmiglo preached from Jer. viii. 22, “ Is there may have the great joy of seeing our children no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?" walking in the truth, and established with grace. Saturday, Mr W. C. Burns preached in the tent,

The number of communicants would doubtless to a large assembly, from Rom. x. 4, “ Christ is have been greater had we deferred the communion the end of the law for righteousness, to every one for a few weeks, as the Banton revival is not so far that believeth.” In the evening Mr Somerville advanced as to have furnished a large addition. *

would be truly interesting to have, in the course of a few months, The friends of the good cause are requested to remember that a communion season there for the first time. Subscriptions in aid very interesting new parish, and to assist us with the means of hav- of Banton will be reccived by myself, and by Mr Robert Moody, ing our very useful missionary ordained as soon as possible. It writer, Glasgow. No. 44. NOVEMBER 2, 1839.-11d.]

[SECOND SERIES. VOL I.

of Anderston preached to a crowded audience, tent.* Dr Dewar preached from John xvi. 8: from John xvi., on the work of the Spirit. This “ And when he (the Spirit of truth) is come, he was a remarkable night of prayer, secret and so- will reprove the world of sin, and of rightenuscial; probably there was not an hour or watch of ness, and of judgment." Mr W. C. Burns the night altogether silent. The beds were not preached from Ezek. xxxvi. 26 : “A new beart much occupied ; many, like the Psalmist, pre- also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put vented the dawning of the morning. The morn- within you; and I will take away the stony heart ing bell rung at nine o'clock, and worship began out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of at fully twenty minutes to ten, both in church tlesh.” The hour of five struck ere all was over, and at the tent. The action sermon was from and very few withdrew previously. The sensation John vi. 35, “ I am the bread of life; he that was deep and solemn. In the evening Mr Brown cometh to me shall never hunger, and he that be- preached in the church from “ What do ye more lieveth on me shall never thirst.” Mr Brown of than others ?" Similar exercises were engaged Edinburgh fenced the tables. Mr Rose of Glas- in also on the Monday night as on Sabbath night, gow preached in the tent, and fenced the tables, which the ungodly jeer at, the formal wonder at

The first table, as usual, contained about one and censure, and which many good Christians hundred; but to prevent confusion and undue would at first pronounce rather carrying it too far. protraction of the services, arising from so un- But the fact is, that this is a spring-tide, a very usual a number of communicants, the second was uncommon season, in which a rigid adherence to composed of those already seated in the body of the rules of ordinary times must not be applied. the church ; after this the third was composed of We have been drawing up a large draught, and those in the usual bounds, with a few seats addi- the nets cannot be kept and laid by so orderly and tional, and the remainder were served in the usual silently as usual. tables, so that the great accession was not felt as This precious season of communion is now any obstruction to order or comfort. The minis- over and gone, but the remembrance is sweet. ters were at full liberty to address the communi- | Having been preceded, accompanied, and followed cants without the constant urgency of studied by a very unusual copiousness of prayer, the brevity. There were eight services

, as follows ;— showers in answer have been very copious and The Minister, Ist; Mr Martin of Bathgate, 2d ; refreshing. We are daily hearing of good done Mr Dempster of Denny, 3d; Mr Brown, 4th; to strangers, who camne, Zaccheus-like, to see Mr Somerville, 5th; Mr Rose, 6th ; Mr Duncan, what it was, who have been pierced in heart

, and Kirkintilloch, 7th; and Dr Dewar, 8th.

have gone away new men. Our own people of Mr Rose preached in the evening from Isaiah, Christian spirit have been greatly enlivened and xlii. 3. All was over by nine, without interval. In strengthened, and some very hopeful cases of apthe tent, after Mr Rose, Mr W. C. Burns, Mr parently real beginnings of new life have been Middleton, Mr Somerville, and Dr Dewar preach- brought to our knowledge. I feel grateful to the ed, Mr W. C. Burns preached again, by moon- God of grace and God of order in the Churches, light, to a great assembly, from Isa. liv. 10. “ The that there has been such a concurrence of what is mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed ; | true, venerable, pure, just, lovely, and of good but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither report, and that little indeed bas escaped from shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith any of us which can justly cause regret. We the Lord that hath mercy on thee.” All was most are anxious (we trust we have a good conscience) orderly and decorous, and in many cases there were that nothing should be done against, but ever symptoms of deep emotion. We have heard of thing for, the truth, that God in all things may several well authenticated cases of persons who be glorified through Jesus Christ. The solemn came with levity of mind and went away deeply appearance of the communion tables, and the deimpressed; and of one or two who could not get lightful manner in which they were exhorted,away, but remained over Monday. Besides the the presence of not a few unusually young disvast crowd at the tent, Messrs Martin, Demp- ciples at the tables,—the seriousness of aspect is ster, Brown, and Harper (of Bannockburn), sever- all, and the softening and melting look of others, ally addressed groups of people near the church, made upon every rightly disposed witness a ver waiting for entrance to the tables.* After public delightful impression. service, a great number of the godly strangers, ant increase! and of our younger members, and of persons con- For ninety years, doubtless, there has not been cerned about salvation, remained. The younger in this parish such a season of prayer and hol

" ministers present continued in exhortation, prayer, communings and conferences, nor at any perien and psalms successively, for a considerable time, such a number of precious sermons delivered : in a most solemn affectionate manner, feeling

Many ministers were present that day. Besides those already unusual enlargement in their own spirits, with mentioned, we noticed Mr Laurie of Gargunnock, Mr Leitch. much of the felt gracious presence of God.

ling, Mr Hetherington of Torphichen, Mr Cochran, Cumberna

Mr J. Willis, Mr Bonar, Mr Morison of Larbert, and Mr J. On Monday, at a quarter past eleven, probably the Sabbath Mr Forman of Kirkintilloch and Nr Cochran !

Paisley. Mr Lee of Campsie was present upon Saturday, and from two to three thousand assembled around the excellent elders also were present assisting us, as Mr R. B***

Fairley, Dr Russell, Edinburgh, Mr R. Noody, Mr H. Knos, Wir

John Robertson, Mr llay Burns, Mr Penney, Glasgow, dis * The communion proceeded in the ordinary way in the Relief son, Port-Glasgow, Mr M'Donald, Cochney, Bailie Shaw, Rutbet. Church, with the assistance of Mr Frew, from St Ninians.

glen, and Bailic M.Kenzie, Inveruoss.

!

the spiritual awakening and the genuine conver- several cases of whole houses being really consions at this time are not few, and it is hoped verted. Mrs H. has been converted in a very will come forth to victory. But the annals of wonderful way. She had been a very passionate eternity only will divulge the whole! The enemy, regardless character, who, with her husband and the devil, has been also among us, and is doubtless family, spent the Sabbath-day in drinking, and busy now,—more so than at the time of this other tainted enormities; two pious women, undispensation. We are not ignorant of his devices. | known to each other, had called upon her, telling

Yet, upon the whole, there is much cause in- her that they could get no rest till they came to deed to give God the glory for what He hath warn her of her sin and danger. The poor woman wrought. That He hath been the chief worker is thought with herself, if these two are so concerned most undoubted; for “the Son of God was ma- about me that they cannot get rest, what should nifested to destroy the works of the devil,” and be my concernment about myself? She attended his works have been much damaged and brought a prayer-meeting, came home at midnight, and down among 118. The public-houses, the coal-roused her family to tell them of her change of pits, * the harvest reaping-fields, the weaving mind. There seems a very remarkable work of loom-steads, the recesses of our glens, and the grace with the husband, and other branches of the sequestered haughs around, all may be called to family. witness, that there is a mighty change in this A. B., collier, aged fisty, a month ago, was upon place for the better.

the road side on the way from church in great agony The wicked scoff, nay, some we hear around of mind when I passed homewards. I at first us, or passing by, have brought upon themselves thought he had been in drink: but it turned out the great guilt of speaking evil of this work. that he had, ' Hannah-like, been pouring out his We

pray for them. “ They know not what they heart before the Lord, having got a sight of his do!” Some decent professors and moral people sinfulness; he went to his Bible and prayed; got are opposed to this whole work, and say, "If it heartening, as he expressed it, from the thought continue, it may do good,” but they do nothing to that had come to bim, “ Shall I be a castaway ?** make it continue, and others throw cold water Enabled to lay hold on Christ as the Ransomer, upon it. It is strange, that when sermons seem and as having paid the debt, he said, “ Come lift, to make no impression, these persons should feel come death, I will depend on his merits and merno anxiety about the permanency of the good cies:” resolving to be with Christ henceforward. On expected, but when there is really appearance of receiving his token, he said, " I used to run from good impressions, their doubt should be expressed you, but am now happy to meet. I served Satan about the duration of the good promised. Shall fifty years: I am now the Lord's.” His two comwe be satisfied that we preach, and are heard, and panions, J. S. and T. A., gave very satisfactory no one showing any concern, but just sitting, and accounts of their change of heart, and are also it may be, sleeping out the hours, and returning communicants. The accounts of other cases more home as they came? Surely, surely even a de- detached and interesting must be deferred. gree, pea, great deal of enthusiasm, is better than I add a very few words in the way of inference:death-like insensibility.

1. Prayer united, as well as secret, for the beSuch godly fear has come upon the people, that stowal of the Spirit's influence, is most important, scarcely a single instance of intoxication, or any and will sooner or later be heard. approach to it, has been observed in the whole 2. Extra means should be used to bring those multitude assembled, whereas formerly the pre- without the pale of any church to hear the Gospel. valence of this, and the quarrels it engendered, The preaching the former summer in the churchbrought dishonour on tent-preaching, and in fact yard once and again, and the frequent addresses extinguished it.

of late in the market and field, have most cerSpecial instances of good done are naturally tainly brought the word near to many who might called for. Many memorable cases can be pro- have remained to their dying day without hearing

Selection is difficult. A woman from it. Assuredly these means must be used, otherAirdrie was observed by a few around her to wise our newly provided churches will remain be much impressed while Mr W. C. Burns unoccupied, and in a great degree useless. preached. She at length left the field and re- 3. There is a close connection betwixt mis

prayer. After a little she was followed sionary work and revivals. Our newly organised by some praying people, who conversed with Missionary Society, in January this year, has her

. She seems to have undergone a complete been marked by several people as an era. No change, and went away in a composed frame. church can be in a lively state when nothing is A young gentleman from Glasgow, with whom done for the heathen. I and Mr Brown conversed, who had come with 4. The social nature of man is an important some indefinite notion of good, or of being pleased, element in his constitution, and exerts a powerwent home a new man in Christ Jesus. I know ful influence on the state of the church and of the * A coal master here bears witness, that the colliers who were

world. There are those who view the weavers' formerly drunk ten days in the inonth, are now sober, and that, in: shops as objects of unmingled aversion, as hotstead of swearing, they have prayer-meetings below ground, and

beds of anarchy; but when a good influence is saints, and be kings and priests to God? Pious colliers and miners,

made to bear upon the minds of the operatives,

duced.

tired for

are orderly. And why should colliers not be numbered among

what a treasure

the facilities for good are proportional to those | had already obtained the object of my prayer. I did for evil; the reviving interest spreads much not investigate-I felt. I did not analyse and decomquicker than in a rural district. Let every minis- pose, my food—I fed on it. I had a God who had ter of the Gospel, and every Christian patriot who was indispensable to me, because he afforded me

taught me to pray, and who heard my prayer; a God keep this steadily in view, and ply the workshops help. O that I could again return to the artless, innowith every good and generous influence. Never cent, blessed simplicity of my early days.” As he ad. let us cease in good times and bad, to essay to vanced in years he attended college, and prosecuted bis do good, in the morning sowing seed, and in the studies under the directions of the famous Professors,

Breitinger and Bodmer. Here, the developement of Laevening withholding not our hand : thus are we to sow beside all waters. God give the increase! foresee the celebrity which their pupil was destined to

vater's mental faculties was such as to make his teachers

attain. Although the irritability which characterised THE SABBATH.

Lavater from a child, prevented his ever diving deep

into philological studies, he soon evinced an extraorThe world is full of toil,

dinary facility in expressing and communicating his It bids the traveller roam,

thoughts and feelings with eloquence; and having, It binds the labourer to the soil

when very young, determined to enter the Church, he The student to his home.

bestowed great pains upon the cultivation of this talent. The beasts of burden sigh,

When a youth of twenty-one, he proved himself of age O'erloaded and opprest

by a remarkable act of resolution and courage. Felix The Sabbath lifts its banner high,

Grebel, the high sheriff of Zurich, a man whose infiu. And gives the weary rest.

ential connections screened him from the reproaches The world is full of care,

and complaints of the people, had grossly abused his The haggard brow is wrought

authority as a magistrate, and was notoriously guilty of In furrows as of fixed despair,

acts of extortion and oppression; the sufferers being And check'd the heavenward thought, poor people, dared not accuse the son-in-law of the But with indignant grace,

Burgomaster. Lavater's sense of justice revolted against The Sabbath's chastening tone

this state of things, and, in 1762, he and his friend, Drives money-changers from the place

Henry Füseli," called Grebel openly to account, beWhich God doth call his own.

fore the tribunal his own Government. Nothing

but the general benevolence of his disposition, his love The world is full of grief,

of justice, and the patriotic zeal which actuated LavaSorrows o'er sorrows roll,

ter to the last day of his life, could bave driven bim to And the far hope that brings relief

a step which threatened his family and himself with Doth sometimes pierce the soul.

very serious consequences. His father expressed great The Sabbath's peaceful bound

fears at so bold an undertaking; but his friend, good Bears mercy's holy seal

Dr Würz, clapped him on the shoulder, and said :A Balm of Gilead for the wound

“ Rejoice, friend, rejoice in such a son, who remouThat man is weak to heal.

strates when no other person dares to speak. That The world is full of sin,

Justice for which he displays so ardent a zeal, shall A dangerous flood it rolls,

cover him with its wings!" Justice did indeed preThe unwary to its breast to win,

vail in this instance,-the Government forcing Grebel And whelm unstable souls.

to indemnify every individual who had suffered from The Sabbath's beacon tells

his extortions. In the year 1763, Lavater and Füseli Of reefs and wrecks below,

travelled together to Berlin, where they became acAnd warns, though gay the billows swell, quainted with the most learned men of their time; and Beneath are death and woe.

from thence to Barth, in Swedish Pomerania, to visit

President Spalding, under whom Lavater wished to There is a world where none

prepare himself for his future sacred office; baving al. With fruitless labour sigh,

ways considered this excellent man as one of the most Where care awakes no lingering groan, enlightened and acute thinkers of the age, and one of And grief no agony:

the brightest examples of a true servant of Christ. Where sin, with fatal arts,

Although Spalding's calmness and clearness could never Hath never forged her chains,

be imparted to pupil's ardent and restless mind, But deep enthroned in angel hearts,

Lavater, nevertheless, owed much of his latter fame to One endless Sabbath reigns.

his stay in Pomerania; and he ever looked back with L. H. SIGOURNEY. heartfelt gratitude to this period of his life. The inti

mate and extensive knowledge of German literature BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH.

which Lavater acquired on this journey soon manifested JOHN GASPARD LAVATER.

itself, when he returned to his native city, where he

devoted the hours which he could spare from ministerTRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN,

ing to the spiritual wants of those around him, to the

study of the Bible, literary pursuits, and attempts in AMONGST the distinguished names which adorn the poetry. Klopstock's and Bodmer's muse had kindled history of civilization of the eighteenth century, the his poetic talent; and, in its first effusion, it assumed name of John Gaspard Lavater shines with peculiar bril- that serious, religious tone, for which it was ever liancy. Lavater was born at Zurich in the year 1741. afterwards so remarkable. His excellent " Swiss Naturally of a tender and pensive disposition, his mind Songs,” published in the year 1767; and his " Prowas early turned to beavenly things; and even when a spects into eternity," founded his fame. As the latter boy at school, the reading of the Scriptures and prayer work has been supposed to contain some of the peculiar constituted his chief happiness and delight. In the ac- religious opinions entertained by Lavater, we shall bero count which he himself gives of his earlier years, he give some extracts of a letter which he wrote on the says,–“ Prayer was always indispensably necessary to my heart. When I could pray, it seemed to me that I peculiar powers and genius.

* Henry Fliseli, so well known in this country as a painter of

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