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“He was borne.....supported by cushions.....in an armed Clair, and

seated in the midst of the Congregation, which he had purposely assembled in his great hall.

“ Surely the spirit of an angel animated this good old man.....His eyes were become dish with infirmity.... and the expression of his counte

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towards us with his benediction..... a sudden ray of religion brightened his almost extinguished eyes, - - - - - - - - and they beamed with a renovated glance of their accustomed fire....In this effort, the last spark went out.....He sank back in his chair....and closed his virtuous life. “The affecting pathos of that parting blessing, still vibrates on my heart.”

As he uttered these last words......

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my host was so overcome by his feelings....... that his voice failed......and tears ran down his cheeks as he silently and fervently looked up to heaven. My guide partook his emotion..... and I then made a solemn vow, to devote myself to the study of so pure and happy a belief. My good host now arose.....shewed us to our apartments.....and wished us good night. I was much fatigued;.....but my mind was too much occupied to suffer me to sleep.....Nor would I let my guide. “How is it possible”.....I asked.... “ that good men,...such as I see those “ of your order.......can be so wil“ fully mistaken by mankind ''

“ answers itself.....Simply.....because “we are good.....It fared ill with our

“ heavenly Master......Can we expect “ a better fate than his "

this observation on my part....entered
into the explanation of Christianity
with a warmth of manner, and
strength of understanding that asto-
1 ished me.....As I listened with eager
attention.....he redoubled his efforts to
enlighten my mind;...........and, the
more he saw me 'impressed by his
discourse....the more zealous he be-
came for my complete conversion.
In this manner, the dawn stole
into our chamber.......... without our
having closed an eye the whole
night.
We arose.....and taking an affection-
ate leave of our worthy host......pur-
sued our journey.....We were soon out
of the forest, when my guide left me,
with decided a conviction that our ac-
quaintance was not accidental......and

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with impressions which were eyery moment gaining increased ascendency over me. f r - - The truth is, I had little inclination to part from this amiable family....... Still my father's business at Myletum was so urgent, I could not-indulge a choice..........I should, however, tell you......as my host embraced me at parting.....he assured me we should meet again much sooner than I imagined.......He was displeased at my offering him a compensation for our entertainment......But, at my earnest entreaty, accepted a trifle to be placed in the stock-purse they kept for the relief of indigent brethren, which the wealthy and humane never suffered to be empty...... “For this purpose"..... “added he,...“I will accept thy offer“ing, for my heart is already disposed “ to receive-thee as a brother.” When I was left alone, all that the Stranger had said to the recurred to my memory....I listened, as it were, to his prophetic voice.....dwelt on his words * * * * * * * and longed with unequalled ardor to remove all obstacles to my perfect initiation.....I thought of nothing but disentangling myself from my family connections, and obeying my vocation. Did not the Stranger see my election imprinted on my forehead! I was still in the dark about this mysterious Person, who had,....... at our first meeting......read in my countenance, thoughts.....past...present..... and to come......I made some enquiries of my guide.....but all the information I could obtain, was......That he was President of several Asiatic institutions - - - - - a Prophet of wonderful intellec

tual powers.....and highly illuminated

from above......More, he said, he was not allowed to unfold, till I was fully admitted to the unreserved confidence of the holy church.

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