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Martha And Mary

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Commend us to ourgood hrethren of he clergy for anecdotes of pith aod deliCMcy. At the houne of the late Dr. Archer, in Lndon, there was a gatherng of friends, und anioug thcm Dr. lam, author of ''Mammon," s-,d Dr. Phillips, author of 'The Marys," ' TInVlarihas," etc. In the courso of the conversation the queBtion was mooted, whieh was the most amiaüle ot thu two nistp is of Ueihany, Mary or MartbaV Dr. Archer replied : "I profer Martha for the unselfishneps of her churactor, in being more ready to provide for the cornlort of her Lord than :o gratily hereelf." "Pray," rwjoined Dr. Harris, addressng Dr. Phillips, "what is your view ? V hich of the two do you think would bave made the best wife ?" "Wi'll, really," replied the good man, 'Tm at a loss; though I dare say, were I ïii'kin the clioicu for myself, 1 should prifer Mary." Dr. Archer, turning to Dr. Harria, s-iid Binartly, "Pray, Dr. Hams, which of the two should you prcfer ?" Tne author uf ''Mammon" was only for a moment disconeerted, and replied in a style tliat set the table in a roar : "Oh, I think I should choose Martha before dinner, and Mary after it."


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