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The Bible Society.

The E>ev H. J. Robjohns, of Sydney, ! agent of the British and Foreign pible: Society, who is at present in Ashburton, : in the course of making his annual tour of > the <?ojony in the interests of oie cause, | delivered' addresses here .on com- j mencing in the mornfng hy pi'ea^hjng to a i largecongregationinfcheWesleyan Church. The afternoon was made quite a foature of tiiy 4«y's work, and was devoted wholly £o the ch'Udreij., -T*^ Sunday Schools in the district met at the Oddfeik^-s' Hall, qncl were addressed at some length by Mr RobjoJiKE; whose discourse dealt with Tyndall the mt*visv, The early days of; TyndalJ wore spoken of, his college life, his life as a teacher, his failure to do anything ii} London, ' his removal to the Continent, wijers after considerable buffet-; ing about ho succeeded ;'■■ r*-"- 4- 1' • 1;-i Bibles, and sending them ■ ■■■■■■! ■ ■■! ' , In England tire bibles 'were extensively bought, but ilicy were bought up one by ■ one by the authorities £j}4 burned. Ofl thfj whole issue of Tyndall's bibles there were noaj.' pnly three left. The only sound coj:y *v,"y2r.'r:~ ""*"'' one in the j library of-i 1 ■ I !.;.-.-■ < i-.. &fc Bristol,, the other two wer.p dolapidated copies. Mr Robjohng dwelt on tlie indomitable perseverance of the man, whiflli aiong with his strong faith in God, enabled him to succeed in accomplisliingthe great work. feol'ncr reference to Tyndall's betrayal, : r .i,,,v,j V ,,,,; --„,7 fj na ] martyrdom, ■ . * ■■■ '■'.'. •■■! iv-"■■..'• "in jube evening Mr Rob Johns preached 'again''ah*'tne''Oad-! fellows' Hall, giving ah interesting ad- 1 dress on the origin and work of the Coipoi'teur. To-night at the annual i meeting, to bo iieid jn the Presbyterian I Church, Mr Rob Johns Avill give a sketch of the-Socieby's work during the past year. Addresses will also be delivered by Mr J. H. Twentymau anncl others,

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The Bible Society., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2400, 14 April 1890

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The Bible Society. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2400, 14 April 1890

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