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CHOOSING A TEXT.

Tbe late Roy Dr E , of Glasgow, was met m Argte street one day by a very diminutive (m stature) brother of the tame denomination, who balled from tbe Highlands, and who was about to enter tbo matrimonial state. Accosting the Dr he said -' I'm going to be married, Dr E — ', and I would like you to go down to O and pre«cb me In ' (meaning kirk him). ' Ye're gann to be married V isaid the doctor. ' Who I* the happy woman V •Oh! Miss Grade P ,' replied the embryo benediot. 'All rlcht then, I'll preach ye in,' said Dr E . So all •nangements were made. When the time arrived thj Glasgow divine found hla way to the manse of O— — — , where be met with a very hearty reoeptlon, the yonng oouple having just arrived from spending their honeymoon. The following morning (Sunday), when In the vestry, the newly-made benediot thus addressed the dootor : — 'Now, dootor, I hope you'll make no allusion to my marrhge In your sermon. I think Mrs B. wonld feel It,' ' Nover fear th»t, my little man,' said the doctor, 'ye're that wee ye're hardly worth while ttkln' notice o'.' Thus assured they parted—the one to his pew, the other to the pulpit. All went well till the time for the sermon came, wheD, to the amazement of tbe minister and the amusement of the Iftvge congregation ; the dootor gave out for his test these words: — 'Unto me, who am leifl thau the least of all valnts, was this Grace given,'

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1999, 28 November 1888

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CHOOSING A TEXT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1999, 28 November 1888

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