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A Precious Manuscript.— The English journal, Society, states that “ One of the latest discoveries made, is a manuscript of St. Peter ! The London Bible Society is said to have offered L 20,000 for it, and P is in possession of the heirs of a man named Bore, who has recently died in Jerusalem, at the patriarchal age of j 109. It is believed that his heirs will not part with it, but may allow reproduction and translation.” A writer comments on I the incident as follows :—“ There is always a strange interest attaching to any manuscript written by a vanished hand. I should much like to see this relic of St. Peter, but still more like to see the handwriting of St. Paul, especially that sentence which was read with such sympathy by his proselytes, in which he laments the ‘ trembling hands ’ which prevented him from writing the whole of his letter himself. The pictui’e of the aged apostle, weary and almost worn out with his active life, finding his hands at last failing him, is to me infinitely pathetic. There is the touch of nature ‘ about it that goes straight to the heart of the reader. ”

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 118, 26 June 1880

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 118, 26 June 1880