THE REV. THOMAS CONNELLAN, - The Gospel Magazine

THE REV. THOMAS CONNELLAN, - The Gospel Magazine

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nestling at the feet of the sugarloaf hills; these eyes have beheld many

sights and scenes since they last looked upon thee, but nothing comparable

to thy varied loveliness!

One evening, after riding in from a visit to my dearly loved people,

I found a letter from the bishop in my room. Although my quarters

were separated from his only by a half-inch board, and some lath and

plaster, he was always pleased to signify his sovereign pleasure by

letter. I took it for granted that I was going to be sent forty or fifty

miles away, and opened the epistle, I confess, with a trembling hand.

It was not a lettre de cachet, for a wonder; it was merely a very civil

request that I should preach the Holy Thursday Sermon in the

cathedral. The subject of this annual oration was Transubstantiation.

It was expected that the Protestants w

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