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sorrow and regret, as well as ardent prayers for restoration.

“ Being seated in the midst of his Session, in the vestry, one Sabbath evening, a stranger came up, and made inquiry respecting some particular point in the character of a member of his congregation. To the extent of the inquiry Dr. Waugh gave a true and most satisfactory answer; but carefully refrained from passing any judgment on his general character. On the inquirer retiring, a member of the Session-an excellent mancautioned him in these terms: You know, sir, our Doctor never speaks ill o' ony man ; indeed, I verily believe that if Satan himsel were to ask bim for a night's lodging on a cauld oight, he wouldna refuse him.' Dr. Waugh cast a mildlyrebuking look at the speaker, and said, 'Ah! my man; I much fear that you and I have often given him a night's lodging, without his speering * our leave.'

“ While reproof and admonition were given with firmness and fidelity, pity, sympathy, and love formed no small part of this ungracious, but imperative, because commanded, duty; and this happy union of justice and mercy often produced most beneficial effects. Those thoughtless persons, who, after giving themselves to Christ and the church by profession, fall into snares and temptations, are little sensible of the concern and grief such conduct occasions to faithful pastors, who watch for their souls as those that must give an account.

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“ No ministerial service that he had been accustomed to perform, as moderator in the Session, was ever neglected or hurried through, on account of exhaustion produced by previous duties. The long list of church members was invariably read over at the meeting of Session previous to each sacrament; and this useful and important duty he himself performed. So great an interest did he take in each individual, that few were unknown to him, as to character, family, and situation in life; and from his own keen observation whilst in the pulpit, he could in most cases speak of the degree of attention given to the public ordinances.

“ Anxiously as he laboured for the immortal interests of his people, their temporal ease and comfort were by no means neglected by him. The poor had often reason to bless him; and in consequence of the liberality of the congregation, he had many opportunities of indulging the kind sympathies of his nature. The sick and dying were his peculiar care; and as he outlived all those who had formed his congregation at the commencement of his ministry (with only one or two exceptions), this duty constituted a most important part of his labours. How large must be the number of those he has joined before the throne, whose dying breathings and aspirations he assisted when they were entering the valley and shadow of death!

“ In considering the temporal good he bestowed, it is proper to mention the numerous situations which the influence he possessed enabled him to procure for young men connected with the congregation; and though some of these are removed by death, there are many remaining to bear witness to his kindness.

“ The very laudable custom in the Secession churches, of annual ministerial family visitation, which has been found so beneficial in creating and cherishing mutual interest and friendship betwixt pastor and people, was, till the latter period of his life, constantly and zealously attended to. A considerable portion of his congregation being composed of the working classes, the evening was the only period that afforded convenient opportunities for this devotional exercise. When the extent of ground is considered, over which are scattered the families of a Scotch congregation in London, it will cause no surprise that the performance of this duty should at last become, through age and increasing debility, very limited; but the sacrifice was made with no small unwillingness and regret. The service, as he performed it, consisted in asking the children various questions from the Catechism; and in a familiar and affectionate address to the family on some important part of our holy faith, with practical deductions; the whole concluding with ardent supplications to the Throne of Grace for blessings suited to the situation of each individual.

Another duty which he considered of importance, was performed during the greater part of his ministry,—that of public catechetical instruction. An evening in each week during the summer months was devoted to this purpose.

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abled him to procure for young men connected with the congregation; and though some of these are removed by death, there are many remaining to bear witness to his kindness.

“ The very laudable custom in the Secession churches, of annual ministerial family visitation, which has been found so beneficial in creating and cherishing mutual interest and friendship betwixt pastor and people, was, till the latter period of his life, constantly and zealously attended to. A considerable portion of his congregation being composed of the working classes, the evening was the only period that afforded convenient opportunities for this devotional exercise. When the extent of ground is considered, over which are scattered the families of a Scotch congregation in London, it will cause no surprise that the performance of this duty should at last become, through age and increasing debility, very limited ; but the sacrifice was made with no small unwillingness and regret. The service, as he performed it, consisted in asking the children various questions from the Catechism; and in a familiar and affectionate address to the family on some important part of our holy faith, with practical deductions; the whole concluding with ardent supplications to the Throne of Grace for blessings suited to the situation of each individual.

" Another duty which he considered of importance, was performed during the greater part of his ministry,—that of public catechetical instruction. An evening in each week during the summer months was devoted to this purpose.

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