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them giving medicine to the sick. We can The missionaries pointed out to him the only select one or two interesting instances folly and uselessness of his self-imposed that may illustrate the effect of their penance, and exhorted him to turn to labours.
Christ. At Culna they preached at the shop of The last two days of the tour were spent a man who sells plates made of a particular at Suksagur. In the evening of one of kind of stone. While they were standing them a Mohammedan held an earnest conin suspense where to preach, this man versation with the missionaries on the invited them to his shop. Here they spoke “ great salvation.” He was seeking peace, of the fruits of holiness, and the contrast of He was told of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Christian character with that of the Prince of peace. He was very anxious heathen. A respectable-looking man now about his soul's salvation, and promised to opposed them, abusing both them and call on the brethren in Calcutta. On the their doctrine. It was borne with patience. last day they had many discussions with When he finished an appeal was made to the Mohammedans, and were able to meet the hearers whether this did not exemplify their cavils with success. They visited the the difference between the Hindu gods and police station, where the two chief officers the Gospel of Christ. The shop-keeper received each a copy of the New Testament, and many others disapproved of the pro and other tracte. A Hindu Babu said ceedings of their opponent, and more atten that the gods are quite able to give salvatively still listened to the word. At parting tion; why, then, should the brethren have the shop-keeper gave them a note as an forsaken their own religion? They then introduction to his brother at Mur showed him the monstrous character of ehedabad, who, he said, would no doubt the Hindu gods; they were monsters of receive them kindly, and hear gladly the iniquity : besides, none of the gods could Gospel from their lips.
have offered an atonement for sin, A dis. In many places the brethren met with cussion with another Mohammedan folpersons who had heard the Gospel before. lowed, in the midst of a multitude of In one instance they had an interesting people. After a distribution of tracts, the conversation with a Mogul, who said that he | brethren spoke a few words from shop to believed Jesus Christ to be a prophet sent shop, and then started to reach home in from God. He was much struck with the evening. the doctrine of Christ's vicarious satis. Thus diligently did our native brethren faction for the sins of men. He asked if endeavour to convey to their fellowhe would be obliged to lose his patrimonial countrymen the knowledge of salvation. inheritance on becoming a Christian. This, Instead of being rejected, as in former days he was told, ought not to stand in the would have been the case, they were everyway of his confessing Christ; but that the where welcomed. In all places, with rare tolerant English Government bad made exceptions, they found hospitality, kind every provision to secure the rights of its words, and a ready audience, as if the way subjects, and that a man's religion was no of the Lord was being prepared. The fruit bar to the enjoyment of all civil privileges. of such journeys is not immediate. The
At Murshedabad they met with a husbandman must wait for the fruits of Brahmin, who had from the age of twelve the earth : ploughing and sowing time years kept a vow of keeping his hands must precede the harvest, and the harvest folded. He never opens his hands ; so that does not come at the time of sowing. But others foed, wash, and clothe him. He the word of God is incorruptible seed. sleeps, he walks, he sits, always with his It cannot perish. So, in God's good time, hands folded. He is now forty-five years it shall accomplish all that glorious purpose of age, so that for thirty-three years he had for which he bas sent it. performed this act of self-mortification.
corded here. Mr. Somes's Bill for closing publicTAE Parliamentary history of the last month houses on Sunday has, however, been rejected by fyrnishes scarcely anything which needs to be re. ' a large majority; and there have been ono or two
discussions on Ecclesiastical matters which have, ings during the past month. The meetings appear attracted much attention. Foreign affairs are of to have been unusually interesting, though, so far the usual character.
as we have been able to examine the reports, we Our readers are already aware that the sentence fear that it will be found that the clear increase to pronounced upon Matamoros and his companions
the churches has been smaller than usual. If this in tribulation at Granada, and confirmed by the should be so, it will be a strong reason for direct Court of Appeal, has been oommuted to banish inquiry and humiliation before God. ment, and that the same "clemenoy" has been Our readers will be glad to hear of the progress extended to the prisoners at Malaga. It is pro of the Baptist Chapel Building Loan Fund for posed that they should proceed to Gibraltar, and Wales. A Committee meeting of the Fands go avoid the dangerous publicity that would attend held on the 9th of June, at Ebenezer Chapel their removal to this country. A correspondent of Merthyr Tydvil, the Rev. N. Thomas, Cardif “ Christian Work,” who carried to Madrid the in the chair. The Agent reported that, in addition petition addressed to Queen Isabella by the ladies to the amount promised up to the 30th of Marek of France, states that it was presented to the last, he had the pleasure to announce from filtr. Queen when surrounded only by members of the one churches the sum of £1,554 17s, 6d., mostly royal family, by a generous-minded prince, nobly from North Wales, making a total of £8,008 89. 104. devoted to the cause of religious liberty. The His visit to the counties of Denbigh, Flint, and Queen was greatly agitated when the petition was Merioneth had not only been most gratifying placed in her hand. At first she refused to read himself, but also successful to an extraordinary it; but, yielding to the entreaties of the Prince, degree. The Treasurer also reported that he hai she at length did so, declaring repeatedly that her already received between £400 and £500 of the conscience as a Catholic Queen oommanded her to first instalment: Mr. Benjamin Lewis, Nantyg let justice have its free course, and to refuse the having most liberally sent a cheque for the fic pardon sought. The King was at first silent, but amount promised by him, £50. At the meeting afterwards spoke to the same purpose; even in the was determined to hold the first general meeting admirable petition addressed to the Queen, he of the subscribers at the Tabernacle, Cardiff, 0 discovered tbe workings of the secret societies. Tuesday, August 18th, at eleven o'clock. • We cannot grant a pardon to Matamoros and his
Many of our readers will hear with regret of the accomplices,' said he, unless they return to the
death of Mr. W. R. Brame, the devoted founder o Church of Rome.' Urgently entreated to give &
the colony of Albertland, New Zealand, Mr. Brate favourable answer, the Queen retired to her cabinet,
died of consumption in April last. We believe ths declaring that she would place the petition in the
his death was hastened by having to contend. hands of the ministers. This was a polite refusal,
the difficulties sure to arise in the establishment after one more bluntly expressed." The subse
a new colony: he had not strength to sustain tile quent commutation was announced just prior to
responsibilities which rested upon him. His name the arrival at Madrid of the deputation sent from
will long be remembered as the founder and most various countries to intercede. It is remarked that
active promoter of an enterprise, which is destinec, amongst the gravest features of the case is the
we have no doubt, to be a great success and apathy of public opinion in Spain on this question
blessing. of liberty of conscience; but it must be remem. bered that there are many intelligent people who, in consequence of ecclesiastical intrigue and mig. representation, still firmly believe that Matamoros
DOMESTIC. and bis brethren are political offenders,
WALWORTH ROAD CHAPEL, LONDON.-On Wed During the last month, the Committee of the
nesday, June 3rd, the foundation-stone of the Lancashire Baptist Relief Fund have issued their
above chapel, now in course of erection for report. Those who have contributed to the Fund
church and congregation at present worshippu will be glad to hear, that it has reached the consi.
in Lion Street Chapel, New Kent Road, was derable sum of £6,792. This includes £1,400 from
The proceedings were commenced by Rev.d... the Baptist Union, and £298 from the General
Wigner announcing a hymn, and the Rev. 8. Cordy Baptist Committee. The Committee say in their
offering prayer; after which the Rev. 8. Coles rest report:-“It can hardly be necessary for the
1 Ohron. xxix. The Rev. W. Howieson made a sbor Committee to give expression to the feeling which
introductory statement. Mr. J. E. Tresidder pun must have been generally produced by the extraor duced the bottle which was to beinserted in thestone, dinary extent and promptitude of the benevolence
and described its contents. Sir S. M. Peto then CMY which has flowed towards the deep necessities of
forward, and amid the intense interest of the sp the occasion. Contributions have come to this par
tators successfully performed the work of burn ticular fund from sister churches, many of which
the stone, after which he resumed his post are themselves composed of the humblest classes,
upon the platform, and addressed the meetin situated in the remotest parts of England, Wales,
He wished them success in the building of Scotland, and Ireland. Our negro brethren in
chapel, and that no accident might happen dora! the West Indies, who were in former times so often
its erection, but that with God's blessing it me the objects of our own just sympathy, have reci.
be the means of the salvation of some of the work procated our sentiments and now ministered to our
men engaged. The meeting was afterwards wants. From India also, and from more distant
dressed by the Rev. P.J. Turquand, and by 12 Burmah, men gathered recently out of the selfishness and cruelties of heathenism, and enkindled by
Rev. C. H. Spurgeon, who congratulated the love of Christ, have entreated us to accept
pastor and the people upon the noble eramp their bounty. Gifts springing from such sources,
they had set in the matter of prudence, forest, and administered, as we believe it may be affirmed
perseverance, and unanimity. He believed God they have been, with impartiality and delicacy,
blessing would rest upon their efforts. At have called out in the hearts of the receivers &
cloge of Mr. Spurgeon's speech the benedich.. genuine gratitude, and have, by the Divine bless
was pronounced, and the company dispersed ing, contributed to sanctify the numerous personal
congregate in the chapel and school-room 0. sufferings and household griefs of this time of un
present place of worship, where tes was provi paralleled trial.”
At half-past six the meeting was commenced. Most of the Associations have held their meet. ! addressed the meeting in a congratulatory
after singing and prayer, J.C. Marshman, 389.
Rev. c. in P people upon vrudence, foreca pastor andet in the mattimity. He beats. At the
power, bueffort is ben 150 roma in all pare Archi
after which the papers already referred to were, (pastor) gave a statement of the circumstanoes read by Mr. Tresidder. Addresses were delivered which led to the undertaking, and Sir Morton Peto by Revs. S. Green, J. Aldis, C. Stanford, J. Cor laid the stone with the usual formalities. The hon. deroy, Esq., and W. H. Watson, Esq. The total baronet then delivered a most appropriate and collections for the day amounted to above £100. telling address, in which he vindicated the right of BAPTIST COLLEGE, HAVERFORDWEST.-The an
Nonconformists to erect places of worship of their
own, and to extend their principles. The Rev. H. naal meetings of the above institution were held
Cresswell then offered a few remarks, when the on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26th and 27th.
doxology was sung, and the assembly separated, On the first day the viva voce examinations in theology and the languages were conducted by the
The contributions in connection with the laying of
the foundation amounted to about £90. The fol. Rev. W. Morgan, D.D., of Holyhead, Angleses,
lowing ministers took part in the services :-B. C. and the Rev. Hugh Owen, of Milford. On the
Etheridge, Ramsgate; O. W. Skemp, Eythorne; second day the annual meeting of the committee
Cresswell and Ward, Canterbury; and A. Ibberson, was held at the college, Dr. Davies, the president, in the chair. The financial state of the society
Devon. In the evening, the Rev. W. Brock, of
London, preached a masterly sermon in the Music was presented by the esteemed treasurer, W.
Hall, from Zech. iv. 6, “Not by might, nor by Rees, Esq., from which it appeared that although
power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." the churches and the friends of the institution.
A great effort is being made to open the chapel both in England and Wales, had contributed to the funds with undiminished liberality, yet not
free of debt. Above 4 150 remains to be obtained,
and it is hoped that Christians in all parts of the more than six students could be admitted in addi.
land will respond to the claims which the Archition to the number now receiving their support
episcopal city makes on their liberality, so that the from the fand. Nearly the whole of the applicants for admission, thirty-four in number, had been
denomination may have a chapel worthy of the examined, chiefly by written questions, and the
place. results were laid before the meeting. A large
WANDSWORTH. SURREY. - The new Bantist majority of the candidates had acquitted them
chapel, East Hill, Wandsworth, was opened on gelves very creditably in this preliminary examina Lord's day, May 31st, when three services were tion, but six of them specially commended them.
held, the preachers being the Revg. R. E. Forgaith. gelves to the approval of the committee. These of Orange Street Chapel; J. W. Genders, pastor were consequently elected, and they will enter
of the church; and F. Tucker, B.A.., of Camden upon their studies at the beginning of the session Road Chapel. On Monday a tea.meeting was held which opens on Wednesday, July 1st. Encouraging
in the Assembly Rooms where the church and reports were read at the meeting from the Revs. J.
congregation for four years and a half have met to Jones (“Mathetes”), Rhymney; D. M. Evans,
worship), after which a public meeting was held in Llanelly ; W. B. Bliss, Pembroke Dock; and J.
the new chapel. J. Stiff, Esq., presided. The Williams. B.A., Narberth, who had kindly con
Revs. P. H. Davison, of Wandsworth; W. Ball, ducted the written examinations. The meetings of Wandsworth; and C. J. Evans, of Putney, as were well attended, and continued interest in the neighbouring ministers, expressed their sympathy progress of the institution was evinced by all the with the pastor and their hearty good wishes for friends who had assembled on this interesting
the future prosperity of the church, Joseph occasion,
Payne, Esq., delivered an earnest and humorous
address. The Rev. C. H. Spurgeon made some BATTIST COLLEGE, PONTYPOOL.-The annual
practical remarks on what would be essential to meetings of this institution were held on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 19th and 20th of May. The
success in this newly-opened place of worship. On
Tuesday two sermons were preached by the Rey. examination of the students took place at the college on the Tuesday morning. The Rev. J.
C. H. Spurgeon, and one on Thursday by the Rev.
W. Brock, of Bloomsbury Chapel, after which the Rees Morgan, of Llanelly, was the examiner in
ordinance of baptism theology; the Rev. C. Short, M.A., of Swansea, in
was administered. The
amount realized by the opening services is over classics, and the Rev. Daniel Morgan, of Blaenavon,
£200 : to which Mr. Spurgeon and the church at in Hebrew. After dinner Mr. W. C. Taylor,
the Tabernacle have generously added £100, student, read an essay in English. The Welsh
making a total of £300. The entire cost is about service in Crane Street Chapel in the evening was commenced by the Rev. E. Evans, of Dowlais,
£3,000, including £500 paid for the site, which is when Mr. Stephen Howells, senior student, read
freehold. One-half the amount has been received. the Welsh essay, and the Rev. E. Williams, of COLNEY HATCH, MIDDLESEX.-On Wednesday Aberystwith, preached from Matt. xxiv, 45-47. evening, May 20th, a tea and publio meeting was The Euglish public service, at eleven o'clock on held at the Railway Hotel, Colney Hatch, to adopt Wednesday, was introduced by the Rev. Jobn measures for the erection of a chapel in this in. Lewis, of Tredegar, when the Rev. E, Probert, of creasingly populous locality. The Hon. and Rev. Bristol, preached from 1 Tim. iii. 16. The Rev. J. B. W. Noel presided. A large and respectable W. Lance, of Newport, concluded. The public company assembled. Mr. Terry gave some details meeting for business commenced immediately after relative to the movement at Colney Hatch, and the public service, Henry Phillips, Esq., in the showing the need there was for a Baptist chapel chair. After reading the minutes and the report there. The Rev. J. Tapper, of Wood Green, and of the committee for the past year, the financial J. Puget, Esq., of Totteridge, followed with some state and prospects of the society were freely dis suitable remarks. Mr. Noel being obliged to leave, cussed, which resulted in a resolution to admit Mr. Puget was called to the chair, and expressed seven applicants at the close of the present vaca his firm conviction that their suburban village retion. The meetings were all well attended, and a quired just what was contemplated, and hoped lively interest evinced in the welfare and the prog. that the means to accomplish so desirable an object perity of the society.
would be soon raised. Messrs. E. W. Thomas, F. CANTERBURY. -On Tuesday, June 16th, the
James, J. Fitt, and S. Browne afterwards addressed foundation-stone of the new Baptist chapel in this the meeting, and Mr. Hawes, the secretary, then city was laid by Sir S. M. Peto, Bart., M.P., in announced that some donations had been received the presence of a large concourse of persons. within the last few days, and that it was the wish After singing and prayer, the Rev. C. Rirtland of the friends to make the amount up to £100
W. Brace of
$10st edifice, od to accone names who exercicinally
before the meeting closed. Several sums were | by various friends to the cause, so that the gross given, including a second donation of £10 from receipts might be applied to its funds. At seven Mr. Puget, and with promises from others, the o'clock a public meeting was held, and was ad. gum asked for was made up. It was announced dressed by Dr. Cranage, of Wellington; Mr. that £150 would be required for the chapel, to seat Vernon; Mr. Bauyl, of St. John's Hill Bapabout 300 persons.
tist Chapel; Mr. Smith, of Pontesbury; Mr. BRIXHAM, Devon.-On Saturday, May 30th, an Evans, of Spailbeach; and Mr. Davies, town mis. interesting meeting was held in connection with sionary. The Baptist church and congregation in this town, MUNDESLEY, NORFOLK.-Mr. G. H. Trapp, from It will be remembered that about two years since the Metropolitan Tabernacle College, having acthe Rev. W. W. Laskey succeeded the Rev, M. cepted a unanimous invitation to the pastorate of Saunders in the pastorate of the Baptist church, the church assembled at the Mission Chapel at Since that time Mr. Laskey has assiduously Mundesley, entered on his labours, Lord's day, laboured in word and doctrine amongst them; May 17th. On Wednesday, June 3rd, a tea-meetund by his uniformly kind and genial disposition iog was held at which 240 persons were present), as a friend and neighbour, and by untiring zeal to welcome the new pastor. After tea a public and devotion as a pastor, he has secured universal meeting was held in the grounds adjoining the esteem and affection. The meeting was held for chapel, the building proving too small for the inthe purpose of presenting him with a beautifully creased numbers. Earnest addresses were deli. finished harmonium worth £14, as an expression of vered by the Revs. J. F. Smythe, of Worstead; C. gratitude and love towards their friend and pastor. Goffe, of North Walsham; B. May, of Buxton ; After a friendly cup of tea, of wbich & goodly and T. Harley, of Aylsham. number partook, the school-room was made ready
EYTHORNE, KENT.-On Wednesday, May 27th, for the inore general meeting. Mr. John Smith,
the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon came here, and preached the senior deacon, read an address which had
two most powerful sermons to congregations such been prepared for the occasion, and begged Mr.
as the Eythorne chapel, commodious as it is, never Laskey's acceptance of the harmonium as a slight
contained before, it being literally crammed to tribute of the united gratitude and affection of
excess. About 1,300 tickets were disposed of prior the church, congregation, and Sunday-school.
to the day, and, between the services, 850 persons Mr. Laskey replied in touching and appropriate
partook of tea. The collections, together with the language.
profits of the tea, amounted to about £45, one-ball DUNOON. -The newly-erected place of worship of which sum has been handed over to Mr. Spur. in connection with the Baptist denomination at geon for his college, and the other half has been this fashionable watering-place, was opened on presented as a testimonial to the pastor, the Rer. Lord's day, June 7th, when Dr. Paterson, of Hope C. W. Skemp, as suggested by Mr. Spurgeon. Street Church, Glasgow, preached on both occa
MINISTERAL CHANGES. - The Rev. Standen sions to a large assembly. The cbapel, which it a
Pearce, late of Vernon Chapel, London, having neat edifice, and handsomely finished in the inte
accepted a unanimous and cordial invitation from rior, is seated to accommodata about 230. The
the Baptist Church, Crewkerne, Somerset, com. building is vested in the names of trustee', more
menced bis labours in his former sphere of labour or less interested in Dunoon, who exercise the
on Lord's day, June 218t.-The Rev. J. A. Spur. management for its appropriate use, as originally
geon, of Southampton, has accepted an invitation intended. A public soirée of brethren and friends,
to become the minister of a new chapel, just in connection with the opening of the building as
erected by Sir Morton Peto, in the Cornwall Road, a place of worship, was held on Monday evening,
Notting Hill, London. The chapel will be opened June 8th. The chair was taken by William Coats,
this day, the 1st of July, and Mr. Spurgeon will Feq., of Paisley, and on the platform were Dr.
commence his ministry immediately. - Mr. J. H. James Paterson, Messrs. Shearer, Glover, Med
Jones bas resigned his charge over the Baptist hurst, and Topping, Glasgow; Flett, Paisley; and
Church at Oundle, Northamptonshire.-The Rev. Mansfield, Rothesay ; Thomas Coats, Esq., of Fer
Thomas Yates, of Wirksworth, has acceded to a guslie, and Messrs. M'Alpine and Gibb, Paisley.
unanimous invitation to become the pastor of the The meeting, which was a very happy one through
General Baptist Church at Kegworth and Dise. out, terminated a little before ten o'clock
worth, and entered upon his labours the third KINGSTON-ON-THAMES.-On Wednesday, June 3rd, Lord's day in June.-Nr. A. Nichols has resigned the last meetings were held in the Old Baptist the pastoral charge of the church at Sunnyside, charel in this place, previous to the rebuilding. Lancashire, and terminated his labours as pastor The pews were all removed, and the chapel taste on the last Lord's day in June, after sixteen years fully decorated. At five o'clock, upwards of 200 service. As Mr. Nichols has no intention at prepereons sat down to tea; the tea being given by sent of leaving Sunnyside, he will be at liberty to the ladies towards the building fund. After tea supply the neighbouring churches who may re. the chair was taken by H. Bid good, Esq., of Sur quest his services.-The Rev. J. C. Wells has rebiton, and suitable and excellent addresses were signed the pastorate of the church in Earl Street, delivered by the Revs. L. H, Byrnes, A. Macken London Road, and is therefore open to supply nal, H. Bayley, and J. Carvel Williams, Esq., of vacant churches. Address, 29, Ernest Street, Surbiton; and J. East, Esq. The new chapel and Grange Road, Bermondsey.-The Rev. S. Kemp. school-rooms will cost about £2,300. During the Brockley, has accepted a twelvemonth's call from rebuilding the Rev. H. Bayley is preaching in the the second Baptist church. Glemsford.-The Rer. Regimental Drill Hall, kindly lent by Major J. Walcot will resign his connection with the Bap Cochrane.
tist church, Falmouth, about the middle of Sep COLEHAM, SHREWSBURY.-On Sunday and Mon tember.--The Rev. W. Jenkins, of Troedyrbiw, day, May 31st and June 1st, anniversary services has accepted a cordial and unanimous invitation to were held in connection with the settlement of the the pastorate of the church at Libanus, Treher. Rev. C. F. Vernon as pastor of this church. The bert, and intends commencing his labours on the Rev. Hugh Joneg preached two sermoas on the second Sunday in August. -The Rev. S. Cox, of Sabbath to large and attentive congregations.
London, commenced his labours as pastor of the On Monday afternoon about 300 persons sat down Baptist church, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, ou to tea, most of the provisions for which were giren Sunday, June 28th,
sBuilt upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himgelf being the
CHRIST OUR EXAMPLE IN SUFFERING.
BY THE REV. J. H. HINTON, M.A. “ The cup which my Father giveth me, shall I not drink it?"-John xviii, 11. What an interesting and wonderful thought it is that Christ should be our example! There are some divines, indeed, who teach us that Christ is our example, and nothing more ; that he both lived only in order to teach us how to live, and died to show us how willing we ought to be to die for righteousness. But I am not going to preach to you this Gospel; it is not one which I can either trust for myself or commend to you. And, assuredly, it is not the doctrine of Holy Scripture. It is surely more than this that the prophet means when he tells us that the Lord “made his soul an offering for sin ” (Isa. liii. 10); and the apostle when he says that Christ “bare our sins in his own body on the tree” (1 Pet. ii. 24). Nor is it less than the shedding of his blood as a sacrifice of expiation for sin that can give a solid peace to the guilty and awakened conscience.
It is, nevertheless, a fact, and, as I have said, an interesting and wonderful fact, that Christ is our example. It is wonderful that he can be so; for, when i we think of him as a Divine person, it seems hard to conceive how he, being God, can have acted under the influences which determine the conduct of men. Yet we have to think of him as not Divine only, but as human also; his wonder. ful person being constituted of the two natures in intimate combination, so that he was both God and man, and as truly and perfectly the latter as the former. As man, therefore, he properly and necessarily acted under human motives and acted out human feelings, so that his conduct may justly be regarded as a pattern for ours.
And it is a highly interesting thought that it should be so. Here is an example presented to us, as an example should be, without defect or imperfection; and yet one which is not, in its perfection, so absolutely elevated above us as to be beyond our imitation : it is perfect rectitude and consummate beauty, yet both in the exercise of faculties like our own, and in circumstances like our own. It is God clothing himself with humanity in order to show us how he would live if he were man.
And it is remarkable how strikingly the life of Christ was adapted to be generally, I may say universally, exemplary to us. An ordinary life is commonly of one kind, passed in similar scenes and having little variety; but the life of Christ partook of many aspects of human condition, and exhibited widely diverse phases of human character. He was at once poor and rich ; "a man of sorrows," and of celestial gladness; of humble origin, yet heir to a throne; persecuted to the death, yet the applauded hero of a royal procession. Who among men may not find a model here?