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[289] had its dawning on that day. The old lady who made the invidious remark above quoted rode seven miles on horseback that afternoon to hear him preach again. He was urged to remain and assist in the revival, and did so for several days, winning many souls to Christ by his persuasive eloquence and fervor.

During the session of 1850-51, of the University of Virginia, Dr. Hoge was one of a number of prominent ministers, who, by invitation, delivered a series of lectures before the students on the Evidences of Christianity (which was published in a handsome volume, with portrait, in 1853), and so signally logical and convincing was that of Dr. Hoge, that it resulted in the conversion of many students. Among them may be named Rev. Richard McIlwaine, D. D., President of Hampden-Sidney College, and the late Professor William J. Martin, of Davidson College, North Carolina. Thus for the magnification of the glory of God, was Dr. Hoge an early instrument in sowing the seed.

Reference has been made to a fellow graduate from Hampden-Sidney College, of Dr. Hoge, the late Rev. W. T. Richardson, D. D., who preceded Rev. James Power Smith, D. D., as editor and owner of that influential church organ, the Central Presbyterian. In the conduct of this valued household visitant, Dr. Hoge ever took the deepest interest, and many of its ablest editorials during the ownership of the late Rev. William Brown, D. D., were written by Dr. Hoge. Thus, also, he contributed materially to the cause of education, and the furtherance of the work of The Master.

Our heart-impelled but hasty tribute to commanding excellences of purest ray, is almost done. No medium of The Maker, we feel, has ever in devoted and useful life merited more lasting remembrance than has Dr. Hoge. Now, there remains but the reiteration, of a sublime trait.

He was thoroughly self-abnegative.

It is supererogatory with us of his home and the scenes of his devoted labors, to repeat this.

Although he had received for many years an appreciative salary, he died without estate and without a home of his own to shelter his honored head. The remuneration of his life work, was all expended in the Master's Cause, and in the alleviation of the wants of the needy and suffering—in Sweet Charity.

Of strongest devotion to local habitat, he had occupied the same domicile for two-score years, paying for it latterly, a rental, which its

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