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endowment. Ye have need of patience in bearing the blasphemies of Mahomedan Muftis and the contradiction of Pagan idolaters, that peradventure God may give them repentance to the acknowledgment of the truth. Condescend to men and to minds of low estate. Cultivate the tempers which form the character of a teacher of babes, one who can simplify Divine truths, and bear with the backwardness and perverseness of the carnal mind in the things of God. Endeavour to reconcile yourselves to poor fare and incommodious habitations : Jesus Christ had not where to lay his head; holy apostles had often no certain dwelling-place; men of whom the world was not worthy wandered about in sheep-skins and goatskins, destitute, afflicted, tormented, in deserts and in mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. Cultivate the most cordial union among yourselves, guarding against those foul passions of jealousy, envy, the lust of power, by which your union would be weakened, God's Spirit grieved, and the heathen hardened in their opposition to the Gospel. Abound in spiritual courage : the battle is the Lord's. Mightier is He who is on your side than all that can rise up against you. You are engaged in a cause which eventually must be successful. The Lord, we trust, will stand with you and strengthen you, that by you the preaching may be fully known, and that the Gentiles may hear, and yourselves be delivered out of the lion's mouth. The Captain of salvation, we hope, will march at your head, break up the way before you, and, in his majesty, ride prosperously, because of truth and meekness and righteousness, while you are employed in teaching Ethiopia to stretch out her suppliant hands to the Conqueror. Beware of dividing the glory of the conquest with him : he is jealous of his glory, and will not give it to the graven images of human eloquence and ministerial labours. Be willing, therefore, to retire to the back-ground, that Jesus may stand forth the sole unrivalled object of the esteem and love of all his saints.
“We shall not cease to pray for you, and to maintain the closest fellowship with you which the interposing ocean will permit. We send you out under the sympathy, guidance, and protection of the Son of God, in whom we repose unabating confidence. Wherever you go, our hearts go with you. The chain that binds us may be lengthened by your removal from us, but weakened we trust it shall not be. Now, the Lord make your way prosperous ! and to Him who is able to keep you from falling we affectionately commit you and the invaluable treasure of the unsearchable riches of Christ which you carry to the Gentiles.”
The following passages are extracted from another paper of the same description. Both this and the preceding are without date:
“ Beloved BRETHREN, "We address you once more in the name of your Father in heaven and of ours. Our bowels yearn towards you. Our desires, our fears, our hopes, our anxieties, will accompany you. Your prosperity and success will employ a large measure
of our prayers to God for many years to come. Ye are our children; and, in parting with you, our hearts embrace you with tenderest affection : we kneel, and present you to our heavenly Father, and implore his enriching blessing upon you.
“Give good heed to your personal conduct. In your falls are involved, it may be, the falls of thousands. Should intelligence arrive in this country of your strife, your impurity, your sloth, your deadness, it will sadden and afflict our hearts,-the hearts of all who love our righteous cause. It will greatly injure the heathen, by discouraging the sending out of other missions. It will grieve the Holy Spirit, and provoke him to give you over to your own bearts' lusts. It will thicken the cloud of Divine indignation against your own souls into the blackness of darkness. These are awful words, “If any man defile the temple of God, him will God destroy !' But we hope better things of you, and things which accompany salvation.
“ When far from your native land, live the more near to God; make him your dwellingplace; walk before him, and be perfect. The gracious presence of God will make the most solitary glade a Bethel; and endear the fountain, the stream, and the shore, more to your souls than the most happy temperature of climate, or fertility of soil. Many of you, we hope, will be able to point to the mountain, or the wide-spreading tree, on your death-bed, and say, with dying Jacob, • God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz, and blessed me.'
: “ Now, God Almighty bless you. The eternal God be your refuge, and underneath you the everlasting arms! Finally, brethren, farewell ! May you fare well on the rich provision of the new covenant! May you fare well when our care cannot reach you! May you fare well in the enjoyment of much fellowship with God; in beholding the travail of the soul of your Redeemer among the heathen; and in all the comforts of the Holy Ghost! Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.”
A brief connected view of Dr. Waugh's character and services in connexion with the London Missionary Society, having been drawn up, at our request, by one of his most esteemed friends and fellow-labourers in that cause, we have now the satisfaction of continuing this branch of the memoir in the words of an able writer who is intimately acquainted with his subject. He proceeds as follows:: “ For twenty-eight years Dr. Waugh sat, by the unanimous appointment of his brethren, as chairman of the examining committee of the London Missionary Society, during which period he exhibited a rare combination of prudence, gentleness, acute discrimination, conscientious attention to business, and devoted attachment to the missionary cause. To the whole of his clerical coadjutors, his mild and unassuming but dignified deportment, rendered him an object of equal · esteem and veneration. Without a single particle of that sycophancy which seeks, on any terms,
to ingratiate itself into the good wishes of an influential circle, he received tokens of unbiassed friendship and confidence from all with whom it was his duty to act. By the suavity of his manners, he imparted general feelings of satisfaction to all; while his personal friends were invariably conscious of some delicate mark of special regard. In attending to his immediate province as chairman, he was ever careful to maintain order and decorum, in the way best calculated to leave an impression of his entire impartiality. Whatever were the leanings of friendship in a bosom peculiarly susceptible of all its most cherished feelings, no one could ever complain that he did not receive from Dr. Waugh the precise measure of respect which his age, station, acquirements, and general character, seemed to demand.
“ To his younger brethren in the direction he always acted with the condescension of a father ; while with those of nearly the same standing with himself he was wont to indulge in a freedom and facetiousness of conversation, to whichn one could listen without catching a measure of his kind and generous spirit.
“ When differences of opinion arose upon any particular question, his constant aim was to check every symptom of personality and of unholy asperity; while, by the wisdom of his counsels, and the mildness of his reproofs, he often succeeded in restoring unanimity of opinion, and harmony of feeling. Peace, by all means, save the sacrifice
of truth and purity, was the maxim upon which • he himself acted, and which he frequently urged