The gradual conversion of Europe, a paper

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Page 11 - Church's progress was the leaven hid in the measures of meal ! What a weary period it must have seemed to the faithful of the early days, when the early Church worked her way, in the literal sense of the word, underground, under camp and palace, under Senate and Forum, as unknown and yet \vell-kno\vn,as dying and behold it lived.
Page 13 - Pharaoh," as wolf howled and eagle screamed round the host of Penda. Everywhere we mark the new grandeur, depth, and fervour of tone which the German race was to give to the religion of the East. But...
Page 11 - In our eagerness for immediate visible results, it is well to remember that the price of haste is brief duration ; that anything which ripens before its time withers before its time ; and that in all the works of God there is a conspicuous absence of all hurry. . . . The word indeed ran very swiftly, but it was the word of Him whose earthly life had been spent in an obscure village of Galilee, never hurrying, never precipitating, biding His time, waiting patiently till His hour was come. How true...

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