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zecordingly, thus this light discovers a man to bimself, Mun's Disease, and the Gospel Remedy.--Man, in and lets himn see his owi natural filthiness, makes him his original state, was the object of the kind regards of loathe iuirself, and Ay from himself, -run out of him- the Supreme Being--he knew and loved his Creator seil. And the excellency he sees in God and his Son he was innocent, obedient, and happy. His state and Jezus Christ, by this new light, indames his heart with character were in perfect harmony, and calculated to their love, tilis him with estimation of the Lord sus, perpetuate each other. His intellectual and moral faad takes the world, and all things in it that he esteem- culties were in complete unison. He was good and he ed before, base and mean in his eyes. Then, from this was happy and his goodness and happiness were plainlight arise spiritual joy and comfort,” which are fre- ly fitted, by their re-action, to secure an indefinite proquently signified by this expression, as in that verse of gress in both. “ How is the gold become dim-how the Palaisi, (the latter clause expounds the former,) is the pure gold changed !" Man the sinner, is the ob“ Ligb: is sown for the righteous, and joy for the up- ject of the righteous displeasure of the Moral Governor rigte in Leart !" Psal. xcvii. 11. As this “ kingdoin of the world. He misconceives the true character of of God's dear Son," that is, this kingdom of light,” God, and hates himn--he violates his law, and renders haib ribteousness in ii, so it hath " peace and joy in himself miserable. Guilt, ignorance, error, depravity, the Holy Ghost." Rom. xiv. 17. It is a false preju- misery--these are the leading characteristics of inan in čice the world bath taken up against religion, that it is his present state. These circumstances bear the same a sour melancholy thing; there is no truly lightsome relation to each other that their opposites did in the and comfortable life but it. All others, have they what | primeval state. Ignorance, and error, and depravity they will, live in darkness ; and is not that truly sad | lead to guilt. Guilt perpetuates and increases ignoand comfortless? Would you think it a pleasant life, rance, error, and depravity; and all work together with though you bad fine clothes, and good diet, never to see a fearfully systematic regularity and certainty of result, the sun, but zuill to be kept in a dungeon with them ? in sinking man in a bottomless pit of degradation and Thes are they who live in worldly bonour and plenty,

wretchedness. The machinery of man's constitution rebut still without God; they are in continual darkness mains, in a great measure at least, unaltered, but it has with all their enjoyments.

got under a malignant intiuence—and works as steadily It is true, the ligte of believers is not here perfect, and powerfully in destroying, as under a happier intiuence and therefore neither is their joy perfect; it is some- it would have done in perfecting his moral nature. times overclouded; but the comfort is this, that it is an If these views are correct, it follows, of course, that everiasting light, it shall never go out in darkness, as it there must be system and order in any dispensation, or is said, in Job xviii, 5, “ the light of the wicked shall;" series of dispensations, which has for its object the resand it shall within a wuile be perfected; there is a toration of human nature,—there must be something, bright morning without a cloud that shall arise. The which, according to the laws of the divine moral gosunts have not only light to lead them in their journey, verament, shall lay a foundation for a change of man's but truel purer light at home, “an inheritance in light,” relations in reference to the supreme Being—there must Col. i. 12. The land where their inheritance lieth is be something, which, according to the laws of the hu. full of light, and their inheritance itself is light ; for the mai constitution, will effect a complete transformation Vicon of God for ever is that inheritance. That city of the character and these, whatever they may be, buah no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in may be expected to have a close connection. The it for the glory of the Lord doth lighten it, and the Bible is substantially a revelation of such a restorative karbis the light thereof.” Rev. xxi. 23. As we said, dispensation,—an account of the way in which ignorant, that uncreated Light is the happiness of the soul, the guilty, depraved, miserable man may, in a consistency beginnings of it are our happiness begun; they are with the perfections of the divine cbaracter, and the beans of it sent from above, to lead us to the fountain principles of his own constitution, be forgiven, and he ad fulness of it. “ With Thee,” says David, “is the made truly wise, and good, and happy for ever. In fountain of life, and in Thy light shall we see light.”

that revelation which contains a detail of those divine Pall. Kivi. 9.-LEIGHTOX.

dispensations, which have the restoration of nian for

their object, we are led to anticipate, and we do not Efects of Faith.-If I look into the Gospel glass, anticipate in vain, certain grand principles which bind my fucking is a figure of my faith; for unless I look I together what, ať first view, may appear unconnected can bei:ter see Christ nor myself. When I look, what

statements, and give a character of consistent regularity do I see? Christ crucified, and God in Christ reconcil

to the whole.--Rev. John Brown. ing tbe world unto himself. My eyes, my soul, are fascrated with wonder ard solemn delight. My heart

Edification.— I read in a learned Physician, how our res, my eyes overflow; my head is as water while I provident mother, Nature, foreseeing men (her wanton book on Him whom I have pierced. The burden of children), would be tampering with the edge-tools of guilt gently unlooses and rolls into his quiet sepulchre, minerals, hid them far from them in the bowels of the and the peace of God calms all the tumult of my breast earth, whereas she exposed plants and herbs more ob.

vious to their eye, as fitter for their use. But some Tus a reason, I am so engaged in the contemplation of ile bezvenly vision, that i bave no leisure to consider | bold empericks, neglecting the latter (as too common), my self; but at length I catch a glimpse of my own

have adventured on those hidden minerals, oftimés ecuatenance and image. I recognise the same features, (through want of skill), to the hurt of many, and haz

ard of more. but low wonderfully are they changed; what a spirit is lizbted up in tbese faded eyes! Peace is enthroned rical and practical matter (needful for Christians to

God, in the New Testament, hath placed all histoon the brow so lately wrinkled by care_celestial splen- know and believe), in the beginning of the Gospel. dours play upon my temples—all my gaping wounds are

All such truths lie above ground, plainly visible, in the kealed, and not a scar is left behind. My tattered filthy

literal sense. tags are exchanged for a robe made white in the blood

The prophetical and difficult part comes of the larnb. Immortal vigour braces every nerve, I

in the close. But though the Testament was written tread in air, and Abba, Father, bursts spontaneously the end thereof. How many trouble themselves about

in Greek, too many read it like Hebrew, beginning at from my loving heart.-Melville HORNE.

the Revelation, who might be better busied in plain The prayer of all should be, “ Lord Jesus, as thou | Divinity! Safer prescribing to others, and practising kast goi death, and him that hath the power of death, in themselves positive piety, leaving such mystical miuzder thy feet, even so, Lord, put them under ours.”- nerals to men of more judgment to prepare them. LOXAISE.

Tuomas FULLER,

THE BLIND GIRL TO HER MOTHER.

SACRED POETRY.

THE DEATH OF THE RIGHTEOUS. How fair and how lovely it is to behold

The sun in its splendour approaching the west! Its race is near run, and, refulgent as gold,

It glides through the ether, as hastening to rest. It sinks—but in sinking 'tis only to rise,

Its splendour and glory afresh to display ; It sets_but in other and far distant skies,

It rises and reigns in the brightness of day. Yet far more resplendent than this is the scene

Of the good man approaching the confines of time, All loving, all peaceful, all calm and serene,

He passes away with a brightness sublime. He dies—but no pencil can ever display

The splendour and glory that burst on his sight, As, guided by angels, he speeds on his way, Through the portals of praise to the temple of light.

J. HARRIS.

MISSIONS.

Light for the dreary vales

Of ice-bound Labrador!
Where the frost-king breathes on the slippery sails,

And the mariner wakes no more ;
Lift high the lamp that never fails,

To that dark and sterile shore. Light for the forest child !

An outcast though he be,
From the haunts where the sun of his childhood smiled,

And the country of the free ;
Pour the hope of Heaven o'er his desert wild,

For what home on earth has he?
Light for the hills of Greece!

Light for that trampled clime,
Where the rage of the spoiler refused to cease

Ere it wrecked the boast of time ;
If the Moslem hath dealt the gift of peace,

Can ye grudge your boon sublime ?
Light on the Hindoo shed !

On the maddening idol-train,
The flame of the suttee is dire and red,

And the fakir faints with pain,
And the dying moan on their cheerless bed,

By the Ganges laved in vain.
Light for the Persian sky!

The sophy's wisdom fades,
And the pearls of Ormus are poor to buy

Armour when Death invades;
Hark! hark !—'tis the sainted Martyn's sigh

From Ararat's mournful shades..
Light for the Burman vales !

For the islands of the sea !
For the coast where the slave-ship fills its sails

With sighs of agony,
And her kidnapped babes the mother wails

'Neath the lone banana tree ! Light for the ancient race

Exiled from Zion's rest!
Homeless they roam from place to place,

Benighted and oppressed ;
They shudder at Sinai's fearful base ;

Guide them to Calvary's breast.
Light for the darkened earth!

Ye blessed, its beams who shed,
Shrink not, till the day-spring hath its birth,

Till, wherever the footstep of man doth tread
Salvation's banner, spread broadly forth,
Shall gild the dream of the cradle-bed,

And clear the tomb .

From its lingering gloom, For the aged to rest his wearied head, SIGOURNEY,

Mother, they say the stars are bright,

And the broad Heavens are blue-
I dream of them by day and night,

And think them all like you.
I cannot touch the distant skies,

The stars ne'er speak to me-
Yet their sweet images arise,

And blend with thoughts of thee.
I know not why, but oft I dream,

Of the far land of bliss ;
And when I hear thy voice, I deem,

That Heaven is like to this.
When my sad heart to thine is pressed,

My follies are forgiven,
Sweet pleasure warms my beating breast,

And this I say is Heaven.
O, Mother, will the God above

Forgive my faults like thee?
Will He bestow such care and love

On a blind thing like me ?
Dear Mother, leave me not alone!

Go with me, when I die-
Lead thy blind daughter to the throne,
And stay in yonder sky.

Anonymous. . Jerusalem. We have viewed Jerusalem from differ. ent stations, have walked around it, and within it, and have stood on the mount of Olives, with Josephus' description of it in our bands, trying to discover the hills and valleys as laid down by him, near 1800 years ago; and after all our research, we compare Jerusalem to a beautiful person, whom we have not seen for many years, and who has passed through a great variety of changes and misfortunes, which have caused the rose on her cheeks to fade, her flesh to consume away, and her skin to become dry and withered, and have covered her face with the wrinkles of age ; but who still retains some general features, by which we recognise her as the person who used to be the delight of the circle in which she moved. Such is the present appearance of this Holy City, which was once “ the perfection of beauty, the joy of the whole earth.”_PLINY FISK.

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grave, “ For I know that my Redeemer liveth, Minister of Hawick.

and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the CONSTITUTED as this world is, the true believer earth, and though after my skin worms destroy annot remain here, and at the same time be com- this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God : whom pletely happy. He may have undergone a most I shall see for myself, and not for another, though dezvled change of mind, through the regenerating my reins be consumed within me.” Words these influence of God's Holy Spirit ;-he may have which are followed up by the language of the escaped in a great measure from corruptions, by noblest apostle, under a clearer and a more glowhich

, at a former period, he was held in a state rious dispensation. “ Oh wretched man that I of the most galling bondage ;—and, through the am! who shall deliver me from the body of this power of a vigorous faith, he may have gained death :” “For I am persuaded, that neither death, znany signal victories over the world, and the nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, desh, and the devil;—and by these means, the nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, highest principles of Christianity may have been nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to brought to a state of great maturity within him ; separate me from the love of God which is in Christ bat still

, it is quite clear, that no succession of Jesus our Lord.” In fact, there can be no relief victories which it is possible for him to gain, and for the Christian but a complete change of scene, no degree of advancement which it is possible as well as a complete change of nature. He must for him to reach, can exempt him altogether from not only be regenerated in the spirit of his mind, the manifold evils which are incident to this pre- but he must be taken away from the evil of the sent state of existence. Even though his faith present world. Therefore, there is a breaking should be as strong and as stedfast as it has ever down of the mortal tabernacle,—a separation of been in the case of the noblest Christian, there the spiritual from the material,—a disruption of will

, nevertheless, be much in his own experience the soul from the body, that the one may return to convince bim, that this is not his rest; that his straightway unto God who gave it, and the other heaven is not to be found on this side of the grave; be purified in the grave for the glories of a new that the consummation of his peace is to be re

and endless life. served for the perfection of a loftier and a holier Behold, then, the righteous man and the merciworld. Indeed, it is one of the great laws of ful conflicting with the troubles of this mortal Christianity

, that just in proportion to his pro- state—harassed, and tempted, and dispirited—toilgress in the path of holiness, will be the clearness ing amidst the storm, and crouching beneath the of his perception in regard to the evil and hate- agonies of death, and let your prayers and your fulness of sin. Thus, the man who is the most sympathies be his. But behold him with his eyes distinguished Christian, who has risen to the highest closed, lying in his loneliness on the bed of death, and the holiest walks of the Christian life, and sleeping in Jesus ; and rejoice ye with

exceeding reached to the remotest distance from the vanities joy. For the man truly hath gone to his rest. and the pollutions of the world, and breathed His day of trial, and of conflict, and of suffering, most freely of the spirit of heaven, is just the man, is past for ever.

Even the frail and mortal who, of all others, is the most sensitively alive to body—the occasion of so much anxiety—the inits intolerable abominations. And were he to be strument of so much sin, is ransomed from all its durned to live for ever in the present world, and at troubles ; and though sad be the transition through the same time, to be perpetually advancing in the which it is destined to pass, that nevertheless is Taces of the Holy Spirit, it would be to him a the cause of no annoyance to the spirit itself. The state of the most galling and insupportable bondage. spirit hath left it to its rest, “in the sure and cerHence

, we hear of an ancient saint exclaiming, amid tain hope of a glorious resurrection from the dead.” the darkness of an ancient dispensation,—“I would | And the spirit itself, freed from the gross impediments of its material tenement, hath returned unto ed him with his hand. And in the lapse of a few God, and is walking onwards, and within the vail, hours, the fashion of his countenance was changed and without interruption, and everlastingly, in its --the light of his keen eye quenched-the thoughts own uprightness.

of his bright intellect had perished—his family, his How magnificent the prospect to every true be- brethren, his flock, were all left behind—his labours liever ! To think of the independence of the im- in the cause of the Reformation were interrupted mortal and imperishable spirit-its capacity for -his station in the Church of Christ was abanthought and for enjoyment, even when the taber- doned—the place of his own sanctuary left desonacle in which it once lived, and acted, and late—and, mighty and matchless as he was, behold breathed, is wasting away and perishing in the him now, stretched out upon his bed, amid the dust—the vital energy of a spirit that needs no stillness and the helplessness of death. refreshment and no repose any more for ever! How Oh, Death! thou art a mighty conquerorvivid the light which it throws over the gloom Thou destroyest the hopes of man

_Thou reand the desolations of the grave! And how glo- spectest not the persons of any— Thou preyest rious the transition from the body resting in the upon the strongest and the healthiest of the sons grave, as if it were purifying itself from its corrup- of men-And beneath thy sceptre, the most adtions, and reposing in peacefulness after all the mired and the best beloved are arrested, cut down, toils of its mortal conflict-the transition from the and withered. But the dust alone of the mortal body, to the untired and untiring spirit, escaped and the material tabernacle is thine.

The spirit from its fetters, ransomed from its pollutions, is beyond thy power—the spirit is free—the spirit walking onwards for ever in its uprightness ! returneth unto God!

In penning these thoughts, we cannot refrain Oh, Christianity! at the grave where the mighty from adverting to a very solemn and most affect- are fallen, thy glory is most glorious of all — Thou ing dispensation of divine Providence, to which revivest the hope which death seemed to have deour attention has been lately called, and which stroyed— Thou pourest the balm of consolation ought to make a very deep impression on the mind into the heart which death seemed to have broken of every one. We refer to the death-the sudden - Thou watchest over the dust which death death of one of the brightest and the most illus- seemed to have claimed as his own_ Thou walktrious ornaments of the Church of Christ one of est in thy majesty over the silent and the solithe most eminent and distinguished men of God, tary domain of the grave, marking and numbering a man, certainly, of whom it may be truly said, the dead that are in the Lord, shedding the rathat he hath entered into peace, that he is now diance of a soft and tranquillizing light over all resting on his bed, that he is walking in his up- that land, though else it were but the land of darkrightness.

ness, as of Darkness itself; and crying with the Is there a man in Scotland, whose spirit does voice of a conqueror, mightier than the King of not thrill with emotion at the mention of the name Terrors, “ Thy dead men shall live, together with of M.Crie—the Historian of the Reformers of my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye Italy and of Spain—the Historian of the Martyrs that dwell in the dust: for thy dew is as the dew of Scotland—the Historian of the immortal Knox of herbs, and the earth shall cast forth her dead.” —a man who, in his day and generation, has done “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; the mightiest service to the cause of the Reforma- | I will redeem them from death: Oh death! I will tion-to the cause of the Church of Christ ? be thy plagues ! Oh grave! I will be thy destruc

His memory deserves to be held in sweet and fra- tion!”—“ Blessed then are the dead which die in grant remembrance in the spirit of every patriot—of the Lord, from henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit

, that every member of the Church--of every man of God. they may rest from their labours, and their works That man of high and masculine intellect, who do follow them.” Until the day of Christ they had been drinking deeply into the spirit of the shall “ rest in their beds, each one walking in his martyrs, and ennobling his mind with the philo- uprightness.” And then “ in a moment, in the sophy of history, and commanding universal ad- twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, shall the miration by the mastery of his genius, the inde- dead be raised, and this corruptible shall put on inpendence of his principles, and the strength, and corruption, and this mortal shall put on immortality, the sterling worth, and the high honour of his cha- and then shall be brought to pass the saying that racter—that man, on whose lips, so late as the is written, · Death is swallowed up in victory.' Lord's day previous to his decease, his own

devoted flock were hanging with the liveliest in

A PASTOR'S SKETCHES." terest, as he was discoursing to them of the great

No. L realities of an eternal world, and who, two days after, was walking abroad amid the light of day. I had not been many days admitted to my charge as

(Memoir of John J*******, a Christian Peasant.) that man, with all his greatness, and with all his minister of a parish not far from Edinburgh, when the accomplishments, is now gone from us, like a sha- name of John J was read out in Church as “ in dow that declineth. God looked upon him in the great distress, and desiring to be remembered in prayer." strength of his manhood, in the maturity of his

The reason for withholding the name in all articles of this nacharacter, in the glory of his renown. He passed ture must be obvious ; and we are sure that our readers

will not per• by him as he was walking by the way. He touch

use such authentic sketches with less interest, because they are pro Bented in an anonymous form.-Ev.

Receiving this as an intimation that a visit from his pa- | But when I canna sleep, I can think; and it is never ash tninister would not be unwelcome, I went next day but some word is given me to comfort me." to his coitage, and found him laid in an enclosed bed, From my first interview with this humble Christian, where, on first entering from the clear light of day, he I felt strongly drawn to him; and as his advanced age was but dimly visible. The first sound of his voice was and shattered frame precluded all hope that I should enough to awaken an interest in him. He spoke in a know him long, I left him with the purpose of soon resoft and placid tone, and his words were in the language peating my visit. of Canaan. As my eye gradually adapted itself to the After a brief interval, accordingly, I went back to his öght of the cottage, I perceived by and by an old man, cottage, and found that the violence of his disease had verging upon fourscore years. His tremulous frame passed away. He was now seated by the fire, in his showed that the hand of God had smitten him with wooden chair, a fir table at his side, and his Bible, his palsy, while his countenance reflected the expression of constant companion and counsellor, laid upon it. His an in warů serenity and benevolence. Having been pa- conversation on this and other occasions, has escaped ralytic for three long years, he met every repeated stroke my memory. I remember well, however, it was always of his disease as the messenger of death, and at the time such as to evince, that his devotion was not like I saw hun, be conceived that his departure was at hand. that of some who may be met with confined to a sick Yet the prospect excited in him no disquietude or dis- or dying bed, but the fixed habit of his renewed nature. may, and his blessed composure, as soon became appa- Though he was not given to speak of himself, but rezi, was not the elect of stupor or insensibility, but of would have dwelt continually on the Scriptures, their that precious faith in Christ, who hath overcome death, gracious Author, and his great dependence on them for and who alone can deliver men from the fear of death. occupation to his mind, and encouragement to his hope, Having learned, during our conversation, that he had I became acquainted by degrees with his simple history. passed many sleepiess days and nights, I asked him how He was born in the parish where he lived and died. In he occupied his thoughts the while ? " In meditating on bis eleventh year he was left an orphan, and was reLiis Word,” was his reply. “On what part of Scripture ceived into the house and service of an uncle, who aphave you more recently been meditating ?"_" On the pears to have been a man of piety, and attentive to the sixth and seventh of John's Gospela part of Scripture Christian education of his children and household. From wuch I have often found very comfortable.” These this early period, John received no more schooling. He chapters he had perfectly committed to memory, as well continued in his uncle's house till his seventeenth year, as many other favourite passages, and when unable to when he left it for another service, which, as the countead, was wont to recal them, to nourish and refresh try phrase goes, “promised to do more for him.” In his soul. After repeating a few of those verses with a this humble capacity he spent his life, and, like a man of propriety and simple pathos, which marked beyond unambitious and contented mind, made very few changes be possibility of mistake his relish of the Truth, he in the course of it, his terms of service being ten, or added, " That is a comfortable Scripture. I have thirteen, or seventeen years. Indeed he said to me, ufien been instructed and comforted by it in the night that he never was in the place in which he was not comsacons."

fortable. And why should his experience in this respect The secret of its bappy influence upon his heart was be so widely different from that of thousands and tens of 9900 explained, “ For," said he, “I make a point, in thousands in the present day, who are "given to change," Testing or remembering Scripture, to take every word who find nothing right, and none who use them well, go as fron the mouth of Christ; this fills up the gap be- where they will, and who flit from one service to antiheen the dead letter and the living Author, so that it other, in the vain hope of “bettering themselves ?” rumes with greater power and preciousness to the heart." The cause was not in his condition, but in his disposii tis observation struck me as indicative of great sima tion. He possessed a humble mind. He had learned, puoty and strength of faith in his own mind, and as in whatever state he was, “ therewith to be content.' perplying a most useful hint to every one for the more " It is no every thing that puts John about,” said one of presive and profitable reading of the Word of God. his neighbours. Another, in somewhat peculiar, but I do not donbt, but that every man who is taught of expressive phrase, said of him, “ He is a contented piece God, and reads the Bible in the exercise of a true faith, of flesh.” This disposition might, to some degree, be the

wcat, like this good old man, more or less closely to gift of nature, but in the beautiful and blissful extent in Pineat divine truth with its divine Author. But it which it reigned in his bosom, it was the result of 2ns: be feared, also, that many set themselves to read Christian principle, the fruit of his filial confidence, and Tevening and morning portion in the closet or the of his heavenly hope. 2017, without being careful to bring God near while From various little circumstances which he mention

read, or bearing solemnly in mind that it is God ed to me, I have reason to believe that his mind had a speaks to them. As many as complain that the been brought under the influence of Christianity in iptare has little power over their conduct, and little early life. Ile told me, indeed, “ he did not remember frricusness to their hearts, will find, if they inquire, that the time when he was without the fear of God.” How bor experience is to be referred to this cause; and the far it was allowed its just practical influence upon him Lan who will adopt the method of this simple peasant, through life, I am not able to determine. I remember ed" make a point” of hearing the voice of Christ in one or two little incidents of his early life, which he reevery command, and invitation, and promise of the writ- peated to me, and which, if they exhibit the deficient tea Word, will tind himself bound by its commands, en- power of right and conscientious principle, serve at Ernaged by its invitations, and comforted and refreshed the same time to evince the presence and operation of by its exceeding great and precious promises. It was grace in his soul. On one occasion, he broke through wo doubt owing to this truly Christian exercise of mind, a garden hedge to steal gooseberries, but ere he had comtos, as this man told me, and often repeated to the pleted his transgression, conscience resumed its power, use of God's love and faithfulness, “ he was never and he drew back his hand already stretched out to the et without something to comfort him.” He found tempting bush. His own words were,“ restraining » full and unfailing consolation in meditating on God's grace held my hand, and I went back the way I came ord, that those sleepless nights, which are so often the without touching a berry.” Men who estimate sin by set of complaining among the old and infirm, were its visible effects rather than by the sanctity of the law

un seasons of positive enjoyment. “ I enjoy want it violates, or the majesty of the Lawgiver on whose auz sieep,” said he to me on one occasion, " for when thority it tramples, may be apt to ascribe the feelings I coter," my thoughts wander, and are 'unprofitable. of this good man for his deliverance from this sin to a

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