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Bandon; the Rev. F. P. Le Maitre, Mrs. Le Maitre, Mrs. Perrott, and Miss Field, of Cork; the Rev. Joseph W. M‘Kay, and Mrs. M‘Kay, of Culeraine ; the Rev. William Reilly, of Dublin ; and Mr. M‘Donald, of London ; for letters of Mr. Field, or other contributions, kindly furnished by them.
It is not insinuated by the exhibition only of his excellencies, that Mr. Field—although an eminent saint of the Most High-was exempt from those infirmities inseparable from humanity in its best state. He may have been, for example, sometimes too credulous concerning the unproved statements of persons professing to have received distinct blessings from God; but even this failing leaned to virtue's side : it discovered an exuberance of the charity which thinketh no evil. How much preferable such disposition, to the universal suspicion and scepticism of those who, instead of believing and hoping “all things," (1 Cor. xiii. 7,) are ever tardy to believe or hope anything good of any one! Withal, Mr. Field's example was bright, and, in many greatly important respects, worthy of close imitation by the universal church of Christ.
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