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by a- faTtfhffi'l ! f ^ w ; alid < ch e £ re < S -by iw nitilfchUiU-e'of anpnwhtg Voices . BW wail ; till a' £ < * tlei atf nm Ms' parsed away , and t ^ ircome atfd 'look tntwv the * field 1 occtip 1 cdt ) y tfote&g' £ wd' 1 abbtfk * ei ' s . Th-en you will fVrtd i ' t pi ' oved'fhat tvumbe ' rs ' afe not always sttng ^ li ; wfofin ^ atshered toge - the ? fey the &eb ) t ! -bond'' > of private Influence , they are ' scaiseered wDiew thafc ' nnimeiice-is \^ itfidtawti ! . ' The timid ntan
has left no jpermaiieei Snrace behind "hum " $ fee lias inspired no ' cotirage , provldedl no s < e < ruricy fe-f the future , and the grass has ^ rown "over 'the road $ hat leads to Ibis tettijtfe . ' Biifr the man wlho has not feared to tell tlie -whole ftruth , is remembered'ft iid appealed to by succeed ing
generations ; fa ' i $ fiatne pronounced in . his FflfetiiBe with reproach ,, becomes a fanfrillar term of encouragement ; his thoughts / MS ' -spirit , long survive him , g&tfReT together new and more powerful advocates ' , and are associated with the reeorcQfe of imperishable truth . 6 i
Fisialiy , tlhe great evil of this disposifcloft i S that ; it constrains the natural action of the mind , and produces a weak vacillation of character which paralyzes es'ery virtuous energy , The grand secret of luiman power , my friends , is singleness of purpose : before it perils , opposition ., and difficulty melt away , and open
out a certain pathway to success . But , alas ^ brethren ) , our Christianity has not taken from us the spirit of fear , and ^ iven us In its place the spirit of power , and of love , and of a sound mind . We still put doty to the vote . We shrink from "being singular , even in excellence , forgetting how many things are customs 5 n heaven which are eccentricities on
eartho We tix our eye , now on the lemptin-g treasures below , them on the lialf-ve'Hed glories ; above : we open our rars _ , mow £ a the welcome loncs of hunmn praise , tlhen to t )\ -v accents of (^ od ' s : t ]> pro > vh ) g voice : and in the vain attrruptt 4 to reconcile opposing cluims , we sacrifice our inteiest h \ bntih worlds . It
i * melancholy to think what a waste of luinnuN activity has been occasioned by this weakness - y now many purposes which , ' if concentrated 3 might fiave left ileep traces ivf g'ood , have been applied 'Ji opposite directions ; how many wellnieaiditi tf hhmi have laid a iK'numbiu ^
Udhd of timidity on their own good deeds , and passed through life without leaving < ot \ c pennanent irmprcssion off t-holr cliarjictrr on society . It is no't u of iui ani [) le sphere , it is not poverty af means , ir , is not mediocrity oi Silent ., tliat makes most men so incflll'i < l fit in the world : it is want u [ single-
w ^ s « of 'aiiri . ' 2 wj »" i '« tfee « af jl ilkcep- -a- l j&& $ 6 Jy ey ^ e fi JieS . op tfae '^ pmt < & ' adk-. of' « kidic ^ ef'i le « th ' ern ¦ ' > &eaff ^ tfftigli ^ &tiw&wfe , ' nei ^ ir stfceppi < t 3 g dsld ^ e m > !^ 9 « suli > ; < tihe ^ e ^ Hrfifl orack-&f 'hurtfan ® pteti&ti f l ^ f ^ ifoe ifl ^ liftefd ^ ( S > ¦ ^ perjfcatofcs i sdV « - ' tMt ^ eav ^« ly ' > H ^ tfd of withe'sses "'< cfeat ' 8 taoali''tg « aijii g & 6 m ai > ov-e ' i ¦ let tb&m' g ® ¦ ifovtfil 'inm ¦ ife ^ - ' s ^ ti ^ -
gleg of life ai'tfied ¦ witk- ' tlie aS ^ M-aafe 3 Fear not , for I am # lifi jpdti 1 | fl - ¦ &&& ea ^ Si man wail be equal' to ' a- '' th ^ itislanadl j ^ afil wsll giv < 3 way before h 1 ift"f ' -2 ie- "Witt btMtkv renovating- pfincrpi'e g of moral - health % he will draw forth frosni a raultlhsije of other minds a miglhtyiiiass'ftf kihtired and once latent energy ; and having
iiniparted to others ennobled conceptions of the purposes of life s will enter tiha-mifolded gates of immortality , breathing already its spirit of sublimity and joy . Brethren , how long shall we hs \ lt between two opinions ? ' "—Pp . 21—24 .
Art . II . — A Letter to the ReiK Giw \ n Strut hers , of Aftderston , on his refusal to meet Mr . Harris at a JFu neral : ivitk additional Remarks ^ addressed ia line inhabitants of Gkas-Af . oxc * By George Harris . Glass ^ jjow : Hedderwick . 12 ino , pp . 12 . 1850 .
The following is Mr- Harris ' s s £ ftfctfinu'iit of the oecasiou of this letter and ' of its publication : sd A member of my congregation , of indnstrioas habits t \ Et'd of unblemished character , after a loi »^ illness , during which I o lit en visited hib ) , and had occasion to see and to adiriirfe
the calm and Christian lesignahou With which he"bore bis sufferings , was called away \\\ tlie hope of a better wor 3 d , tliroo ^ h the death and resun-ee £ ion of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ . Hin widow , who is or way , 1 titidersfcandL a
nnoinber ot yoor con ^ regtition , or , at any rate , jiroiVysing similar mt'li ^ uDus ophrions with 3 / onrself , invited y (^ n to attend and lake part in tfie foneral . Oil the letter being left at your house , ' you asked the man who carried it ., if Mr . Harris hud visited Mr . Gillies during his sickness ?
The reply was , beveral times : \ 00 tiien irHjuired , if M '' t . Hiarri ^' woiiSd be at tHie funeral ? Tlifc aus # er was in the afFirmative . You then feaVd ' , b 1 ' cantiiot attend , I cannot' say "Airiie ' ii ' to ' lii ^' fiHiyers . * ' The mati siigge ' jr tdd'that ' as a great oiany individuals had b ' ecrj iriV-Hed hVtlik ^ funeral , you wfrftl'd prdbably be \ ti it'Uif L fcrenti rooim , and pdrhhp ^ In ti different house frotiB that in wBiicli Mr . Hnrn'fe would he placed . After hesUmtin ^ ' a short Hmo , you declared you could not
Cnfrtcni- Notices . ^ Tfebofogte&l : 785
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1830, page 785, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2590/page/57/