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THE NEW YORK
ASTOR, LENOX AND
Copyright, 1912 BY RALPH BIRDSALL
XIII. UNSOUGHT RESPONSIBILITIES 156
XIV. THE VENTURE OF HOPE
XV. THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMILITY . 179
XVII. THE FALLIBILITY OF CONSCIENCE 201
XVIII. WHAT HAS BECOME OF HELL.. 218
Sermons in Summer
THE ROMANCE OF MODERN LIFE.
There sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep; and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.-ACTS XX, 9.
HERE is given a brief but vivid glimpse of a service of the primitive Church. Little of the pomp and ceremony of later ecclesiastical life appears. It is not amid the dim aisles of some imposing cathedral that the Christians of Troas gather to celebrate the Sacred Mysteries and to hear the word of God from the lips of S. Paul, greatest of missionary apostles. The hoary ruins of the city of Troas show how much its architectural magnificence was built upon other than Christian foundations. Fragments of colossal masonry that belonged to baths and theatres still loom from the site of Troas over the Ægean sea, and the waves of the ocean for a thousand