Excerpt from Revival Sermons
My feeling toward my father, and ever Since I can remember, has been such, that I have at times feared the Apostle would have condemned it as an inordinate affection, and yet there is this excuse for me, that every member Of his household, our ser vants even, sinned in the same way, if not to the same degree. Certain it is, that the disease Of which my mother died, was my father's death, for she never held up her head after that befell and hastened to rejoin him within a very few months. Wherever he was known, and according to his degree of acquaintanceship, he was beloved. Because with all, as with his own family, it Was distinctly a Christian affection which he inspired, and there fore an affection the deepest and most durable of all. When I prepared his Life and Labors, for the press I endeavored to guard myself, and him, from any excess of love and, perhaps, the large Circulation to which that volume has attained, in the Old World and the New, as well as the absence of any critic1sm in the matter, is proof that the self-control was sufficient. In my Story of Carter Quarterman my father, under the transparent disguise of Dr. Quarterman, is portrayed with a freer hand, yet even there I have regarded Truth as more sacred than the one I loved only a little more, at last, than how many thousand!
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