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““ [289] walk and not faint.” At church the first hymn contained this line:--

Her fathers' God before her moved

which quite impressed me, for my father's piety and the excellence of other departed relatives have always of late years been a support and pledge to me of my own good behavior.”

“The thief's heart, the wanton's brow, may accompany high talent and geniality of temperament; but thanks be to God they need not.”

“. .. Wished I could make a fine poetic picture of Paul preaching at Mars Hill. On the one side, the glittering statues and brilliant mythology — on the other, the simplicity of the Christian life and doctrine. But to-day no pictures came.”

“Got Anagnos to help me read two odes of Anacreon. This was a great pleasure.”

“Much business — no Greek lesson. I was feeble in mind and body, and brooded over the loss of the lesson in a silly manner. Habit is to me not second, but first nature, and I easily become mechanical and fixed in my routine. ... I confess that to lay down Greek now would be to die, like Moses, in sight of the promised land. All my life I have longed for this language. .. .”

“All of these days are mixed of satisfaction and dissatisfaction. I am pretty well content with my work, not as well with myself. I feel the need of earnest prayer and divine help....”

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