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[200] dress like her. Riches are entering into strife with grace, and fashion is pushing sanctity to the wall.

In other days plurality was a rage. You heard of nothing else. Ladies affected to be smitten by the spell, and boasted of bringing in new Hagars to their lords. To have a plural household was a sign of perfect faith and walking in the highest light. To be a member of the Church, and yet refrain from sealing wife on wife, was a discredit to the priesthood; and an elder so remiss in duty was unable to get on. That rage in favour of plurality is past. Some leaders have renounced the practice, others have denounced the dogma, of polygamy. Elder Jennings is living with a single wife; Stenhouse, Elder no longer, is living with a single wife.

“Why should not plural families increase?” asks Taylor, in a tone which begs the whole question of fact and theory, “ this increase is the will of heaven. We have to live our faith out openly before the world, and all good Saints are striving to obey the will of God.”

“Yet, Elder, I observe that some of my old acquaintance seem falling into Gentile ways. There's Jennings. When I first knew him he had two ”

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