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is it to have, in an agricultural Parish like this, the best of Churchwardens, who know the power of example; and excellent masters, who know that they have a Master in heaven. Usually it will be found true, "LIKE MASTER LIKE MAN."


I will only add :-The Prophet Jonah was awakened by a PAGAN, who "came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not "." Then, as we would shun evil example, and teach our people to follow what is good, ourselves leading the way, let us make the most of deliberate profaneness, and faithfully impress upon each one committed to our trust,-as, to a certain extent, is the case with every servant

2 Jonah i. 6.


and his master,-this text of St. Paul, adapted to his purpose from the Evangelical Prophet Isaiah, "Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light 3." God forgive my many and great imperfections, my unprofitableness, my inefficient labours amongst my poor and destitute people!

3 Ephes. v. 14.

July 15th, 1850.

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