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salvatfon , in p&lience and self-oblivion , we may glory fhat such a sanctuary abides on earth for the spirit of holiness to dwell in . Such a family are God ' s peculiar people , and if their obedience to his commands will not avail to exclude the angel of chastisement from their abode , a milder presence will
soon follow to repair the devastation , and to whisper the gracious benediction , " Peace be to this house . " Peace will remain with , them , will rest upon them when they go out and when they come in ; when they lie down and when they rise up ; in the dwelling and in the field ; in the house of God , and in the intercourses of the world .
But to the single-hearted and the confiding only does God send his messengers of peace . They who hope to purchase the applause of the world by their resignation , they who govern themselves by the world's rule , they who regard not God while they speak of his dispensations , who harden themselves under his discipline and defy his visitations , they who cower before him in an abject spirit , and " tremble wrongly or too much , " till fear spreads an impenetrable veil before their eyes , may at length sigh in vain for inflictions
as mud as those they have already sustained , and may with anguish remember the warning , that " not all who cry Lord ! Lord ! shall enter the kingdom of heaven , " or the awful inquiry , " Without faith , how can a man be saved ? " Their heavenly Parent would have gathered them unto him , as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings ; and they would not . Shall they then wonder that the refuge which they refused is at length denied them , and that they are left in sorrow to mourn their just and inevitable exclusion ? V .
( Continued from page 418 . ) First Visit to the Valley ofJLucerna , continued . This narrative is in substance a journal kept daring my residence at La Tour , in the Valley of Lucerna . In transcribing it for the Monthly
Repository some additional facts and illustrations have been inserted m their proper places . In cases where exact accuracy seemed to be of importance , I have preferred giving the names , and , as far as I could recollect , the words of my Htformant * . Should this narrative chance to meet the eye of the excellent Moderator of the Vaudois Church * or of any others of my friends among the Pastors , they will not , I am persuaded , think I have taken too great a liberty in publishing information , communicated in conversations . In so doing I
have only imitated the example of their warm friend and admirer Mr . Gilly , and of several other travellers who have visited them and published their accounts of lade years , and I could in no other way have so satisfactorily shewn , that the Protestants of the Valleys . of Piedmont have not barely a claim to relief under their present difficulties and privations , on the narrow ground of their sunnased accordance in doctrine and discinline with a particular of their supposed accordance in doctrine and discipline with a particular
sect , but thaty as the zealous advocates of Christian liberty in . its full extent , and aa firm maintainers and patient sufferers in behalf of those grand fundamental p rinciples on which the church of Christ was originally founded , and which ought to raise the Christian above all the littleness of party , they are deserving of the sympathy , the approbation , and the imitation of Protestant Europe ,
The Waldenm . 563
JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE OF TEN WEEKS AMONG THE WALDENSES , IN THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER , NOVEMBER , AND DECEMBER , BY G . KENRICK .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1827, page 563, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1799/page/11/