Article image
Article image

Ay, Where ! —The touching sentiment, “ Our first in Heaven,” appeared after an obituary notice in a Philadelphia paper the other day, and the father of the child came into the office hopping mad. It was the third death in the family, and he desired to know of the clerk where he supposed the other two had gone. Perseverance can sometimes equal genius in its results. “ There are only two creatures,” says the Eastern proverbs, “that can surmount the pyramids—the •eagle and the sliail.” Small Preachers. — The story is told by Dr. Storrs about a little clergyman whose bald head was just visible to the congregation when he got into the pulpit, preaching from the text, “ Thou shalt see greater things than these,” is more than matched by the old story from Boston of the late Dr. Parkman, when he preached his first sermon in the high, old-fashoned tub-pulpit of Brattle-street Church.' Yery little of him was to be seen except the top of his head and arms, which he waved about as he read, ‘ ‘ Lo, it is I; be not afraid.”

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AG18800415.2.22

Bibliographic details

Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 87, 15 April 1880

Word Count
181

Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 87, 15 April 1880

Working