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THE

MEMORIAL

OF ONE

TO WHOM TO LIVE WAS CHRIST, AND TO DIE GAIN.

BY TAE

REV. HORATIUS BONAR,

KELSO.

“Now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly.”-HEB. xi. 16.

LONDON:
JAMES NISBET AND CO., 21 BERNERS STREET.

MDCCCLIII.

210. m.02.

Angels, thy old friends, there shall greet thee,
Glad at their own home now to meet thee;
All thy good works which went before,
And waited for thee at the door,
Shall own thee there; and, all in one,
Become a constellation
Of crowns with which the King, thy Spouse,
Shall bind up thy triumphant brows.

All thy old woes shall now smile on thee,
And thy pains sit light upon thee;
All thy sorrows there shall shine,
And thy sufferings be divine.
Tears shall take comfort, and turn gems,
And wrongs repent to diadems;
Ev'n thy deaths shall live, and new
Dress the soul that erst they slew.

CRASHAW

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TO

THOSE WHO,

THOUGH IN THE WORLD, ARE NOT OF THE WORLD,

THAT THEY MAY PASS THE TIME OF
THEIR SOJOURNING HERE

IN FEAR.

TO

THOSE WHO

ARE BOTH IN THE WORLD AND OF THE WORLD, THAT THEY MAY COME OUT AND BE SEPARATE,

AND SEEK THE THINGS THAT

ARE ABOVE.

PREFACE.

This Volume is not one which needs a preface. It unfolds itself without any introductory explanations.

Like the life which it records, it is not meant for show, or got up for effect. It will not startle by incident or scene, nor attract by sentimentalism or romance. It trusts to the reality, the intense reality, which comes out in all its pages, for the interest it may awaken.

If, indeed, the most original man be he who acts out what he thinks, and lives all that he believes, there may be something found here which may deserve to be called fresh and new. But, whatever may be thought of it in this aspect, there will be

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