Monthly Archives: May 2012

Which was the greater fool? . . . . And come to Christ!

In a sermon preached by Bishop Hall, upon his eightieth birthday, he relates the following story.  ‘There was a certain Lord who kept a Fool* in his house, as many a great man did in those days for their pleasure; … Continue reading

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A Sheep in Court, Part 2

. . . . But the poor animal, not knowing the “voice of a stranger,” would not go to him.  In the meantime, the other claimant, who was in an adjoining room, growing impatient, and probably suspecting the nature of … Continue reading

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A Sheep in Court, Part 1

A man in India was accused a few months since for stealing a sheep.  He was brought before the judge, and the supposed owner of the sheep was also present.  Both of these men claimed the sheep, and had witnesses … Continue reading

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Shall We See Good, and not Evil?

The famous Oriental philosopher, Lokman, while a slave, being presented by his master with a bitter melon, immediately ate it all.  “How was it possible,” said his master, “for you to eat so distasteful a fruit?”  “I have received so … Continue reading

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The Death of Bishop Butler

The Death of Bishop Butler      When Bishop Butler came to die, he was agitated by apprehensions which he could not suppress, and confessed his fears to his chaplain.  “My lord,” said the chaplain, “you have not forgotten that Jesus … Continue reading

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The Lark and the Hawk

The Lark and the Hawk           How nimbly doth that little lark mount up singing towards the heavens in a right line, whereas the hawk which is stronger of body and swifter of wing, towers up by many gradual compasses … Continue reading

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