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The Bible

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The Bible is read of a Sunday in all the thirty thousand pulpits of our land. In all the temples of Christendom isits voice lifted up week by week. The san neversots on its gleaming page. It goea equally to the cottage of the plaio maD, and the palace of tlia king. It is woven into the literaturc of the schnlnr, and coloro the talk of the street. The bark of the raerchant cannot eail the eeas without it. No sbip of war goos to the conflict, but the Bible is there. It enters uien's closets, minglcs ia all tho grief and cheerfulncga of lifo, Tho aftianced mniden prays God in Scripture for slrennth in her new duties; men ari' married by Scripture. The Bible attends ihem in their eickness; when the fever of the world is on them, the aching hcad finds a eofter pillow if its leaves lie undcrncath. The mariner, esciiping from the shipwreck, ciutches tfaia first of his trcasurcs, and keeps it sacred to God. It goes wilh the peddler in hiscrowded pack, cheers him ut eventide when he sits down dusty and fatigued, and it brighteus the freshness oí his uiorning faco. It blesses us when we are born, givesnames to half Christendom, rejoic es with us, has sympathy with our tnourning, tempers our grief to fincr issues It is the Letter part of our sermons. It lifts man above himself ; our best of uttered prayers aro in its storicd speech, wherewith our fathers and the patriarchs prayed. The timid man,about awukeniug from tfaia dreamcf life, looks through the glass of Scripture, and his eye grows bright ; he does not fear to stand alone, to troad the way, unknown and distant, to take tho Death Angel by the hand, and bid farewcll to wite, and babes, and home. Men rest on this their dearest hop es. -


Old News
Michigan Argus