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2. Matt. xvii.-14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man kpeeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my sòn ; for, he is lunatic, and sore vexed, for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall 1 be with you? how long shall I suffer you? Briug him hither to me: 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he departed out of him : and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not cast him out ? 20 And Jesus said unto. them, Because of your unbelief : for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of muştard-seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove bence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible un

to you.

3. Matt. xvij.--23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. 24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him which owed him ten thousand talents. 25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sòld, and his wife. and children, and all that he hàd, and payment to be made. 26 The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with mé, and I will pay

thee all. 27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. 28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, which owed him a hundred pence; and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pày me that thou owest. 29 And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and besought hiin, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay the alla 30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fel

low-servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done., 32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, 1 forgave thee all that debt, because thou desirest me: 33 Shouldst not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee?

4. MATT: XX.--25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

26 But it shall not be so among you : but whosoever will be great among yoŭ, let him be your minister ; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant : 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. 29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the way-side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, they cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. 31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace : but they cried the more, saying, Have mèrcy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall dò unto you? 33 They say unto him, Lõrd, that our èyes may be opened. 34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes : and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

5. Matt. xxi.-23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authòrity doest thou these things ? and who gave thee this authoriity ? 24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye me,

I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 The

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baptism of John, whence was it? from héaven, or of mèn? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From hěaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then beliève him? 26 But if we shall say,

Of měn; we fear the people : for all hold John as a prophet. 27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons ; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in my vineyard. 29 He answered and said, I will not ; but afterward he repented, and wènt. 30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered, I go, sír: and went not. 31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

6. Matt. XXV.–31 When the son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit

upon the throne of his glory : 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations : and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Còme, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me mèat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink : I was a stranger, and ye took me in : 36 Naked, and

ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, whèn saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and

gave drink? 38 Whèn saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in ? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or whèn saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily, 1 say

thee

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unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my bréthren, ye have done it unto mè. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels : 42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat : I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not : sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord whèn saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily, I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of thése, ye did it not to 'mè. 46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

7. Acts xi.-5 Peter therefore was kept in prison : but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. 6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains; and the keepers before the door kept the prison. 7 And behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison; and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And bis chains fell off from his hands. 8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sàndals; and so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

9 And he went out, and followed him, and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel ; but thought he saw a vision. 10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city ; which opened to them of his own accord : and they went out, and passed on through one street: and forthwith the angel departed from him. 11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord bath sent his àngel, and

hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews. 12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together, praying. 13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda. 14 And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Pèter stood before the gate. 15 And they said unto her, Thou art màd. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his àngel. 16 But Peter continued knocking. And when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished. 17 But he beckoning unto them with the band to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lòrd had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

8. The siege of Calais. Edward III. after the battle of Cressy, laid siege to Calais. He had fortified his camp in so impregnable a manner, that all the efforts of France proved ineffectual to raise the siege, or throw succours into the city. The command devolving upon Eustace St. Pierre, a man of mean birth, but of exalted virtue, he offered to capitulate with Edward, provided he permitted them to depart with life and liberty. Edward, to avoid the imputation of cruelty, consented to spare the bulk of the plebeians, provided they delivered up to him six of their principal citizens with halters about their necks, as victims of due atonement for that spirit of rebellion with which they had inflamed the vnlgar. When his messenger, Sir Walter Mauny, delivered the terms, consternation and pale dismay were impressed on every countenance. To a long and dead silence, deep sighs and groans succeeded; till Eustace St. Pierre, getting up to a little eminence, thus addressed the assembly ;---“ My friends, we are brought

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