Excerpt from Three Discourses Preached Before the Congregational Society in Watertown: Two, Upon Leaving the Old Meeting-House; And One, at the Dedication of the New
The ancestral remembrances of the Jews were of a kind peculiarly solemn. They were, intthe strictest sense, religious remembrances; for it was religion that formed the central point of interest in the whole his tory of the nation. The leadings of God's special providence might be traced, in lines not to be mis taken, along the track of the past. When the people were addressed, whether for encouragement or re buke, the appeal was often made to the character and doings of their ancestors. It was thus that the martyr Stephen, in the bold words he uttered before he was stoned to death, called the attention of his enraged countrymen to the early days of their nation's story, and said in this connexion, Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness.
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