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American Missionary

Volume 43, No. 4, April, 1889

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,196 / 64 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.3
LoC Categories: AP, BR
Downloads: 1,657
Added to site: 2005.06.22
mnybks.net#: 10557
Genres: Religion, Periodical
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M NEW ENGLAND.

I recently spoke in a manufacturing town in New England. In the forenoon service, a man, evidently an operative in one of the mills, sat in a front pew with a whole row of little children beside him, his wife at the end of the line with a baby in her lap. In the evening, the same man and family, minus the mother and baby, occupied the same pew. After the service, this man came to me, and with deep emotion said: "I am only a working man; you saw my large family of little children; every penny I can earn counts, but I feel that I must divide the living of my children with these poor people you have told us of to-day. We can get on with poorer food to give them the gospel."

This was said in the accent that told that this Christian nobleman came from old covenant-making and covenant-keeping Scotland! Not a very "dangerous foreigner!" Money given from such extreme sacrifice is sacred. Would this spirit were universal!

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