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“August 17.... In the evening I was seized with an attack of verse and at bedtime wrote a rough draft of a Te Deum for the rescue of the ministers in Pekin.” “August 20.... Got my poem smooth at some expense of force, perhaps. I like the poem. I think that it has been given me.” This Te Deum was printed in the Christian Herald in September, 1900. “Sunday, September 2 .... I had, before service began, a clear thought that self is death, and deliverance from its narrow limitations the truest emancipation. In my heart I gave thanks to God for all measure in which I have attained, or tried to attain, this liberation. It seems to me that the one moment of this which we could perfectly attain, would be an immortal joy.”
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