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Courtship in a Church.

Courtship in church is not a very uncommon thing, but we doubt whether a young man ever made love to the idol of his heart in such a prosaic way as did a young American a short Uuie ago in the most fashionable church in Boston. Sitting in his own pew there happened to coins in the adjoining one a young lady, for whom he conce’ved a sudden it id violent passion. He was desirous of entering into a courtship on the spot, and the exigency of the case suggested the following plan : —He politely handed his fair neighbor a Bible open, with a pin stuck in the following text :—Second epistle of John, verse fifth : “ And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had in the beginning, that we love one another.” She returned it, pointing to the second chapter of Ruth, verse tenth: “ Then she fell on her face and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace m thine eyes, seeing that I am a stranger ?” fie returned the book, point! ’g to the thirteenth verse of the third epistle of John : “Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink, but I trust to come unto you and speak face to fnefi” From the above interview a marriage took place.

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Courtship in a Church., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 39, 25 December 1879

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Courtship in a Church. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 39, 25 December 1879

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