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‘ [263] I never was in one before, and if any one had told me that the time would come, in my old age, when I should myself go upon the stage, I should have taken it as a personal insult. But the times change, and we change with them, and so I am here tonight, ready to occupy even this position for the glory of God and the good of souls.’ It is scarcely necessary to add that the work went graciously and gloriously on, and that this theatre, at least, proved ‘a school of virtue,’ and a means of grace to many who attended on ‘the acting’ of this grand old preacher of the Gospel.

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