The pastor of one of' the Loudon churchea is notorious for hia ncrvousness. On a rewat crening, having given out a hyiun, ht' ibrgot to uiuke an announeemcut unlil the organ was pealing its loudest. "Oh! stop! stop! stop!" he cricd, to the great surprise of the oongregation. The organist pulled up vcry short. Then, witb perspiration on bis brow, the pvMD turned to the congregation and began : " 1 (uring the siogiDg of this collection the hymn will be devoted to the pui pose of-" Then he saw ltis mistakc. It was too late to luciid it. llu lnoked around in horror and pau.-ed, (orgot what he was going to say, made R tremeodoiu atteiupt to recover his nieiuory, and, failing, cried, wilb piteous plaintivenoss : "The purpoc of- what- what- I told you this morning." The wbole cungregation burHt intoa loud laugh, which no eft'ort cou'd restrain, and the reiuainder of the servioe was nothing better than a " merry noise."