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PRACTICAL AND DEVOTIONAL
-Thy Lore Is Better than Wine" ...
i'-; V.j Marriages
The Ixcairaloess of Sin. By the Rev.
Theodore U Cuyler
The Wedge with a Crack In it
"Because of the Savour of thy Good
The Traveller's Paalm
Self-Dedication to God. By the Rev.
Charles J. Brown, D.D., Edinburgh
** He giveth His Beloved Sleep"
The Golden and the Gilded
XABEATIVES, ANECDOTES, fee.
Hoen in Eastern Hospitals By sn
No. r 11
Ko. II 110
On Both Sides of the Ses: A Story of
the Commonwealth and the Restore,
rion—A Seqnel to "The Draytona
and the Davenanta." By the Author
of the " Chronicles of the Schtfnberg-
Cotta FsmUy " 18, 65, 129, 215, 282,
321, 385, 457, 597, 646, 705
Whs* are Ton going to do To-morrow f 48
The Old Norse 48
Sketches of Church History—
I. The Urea of the Apostles ... 80
II. Trails and Stories of the Infant
III. Chequered Scenes 23"
IV. Stars in the Firmament ... 277
V. A Cloud of Witnesses 373
VI. The Peace-maker, and the Mar-
VIL Tho Man of Genius 536
What I have Learned among the Tombs 176
The Blind Eyes Opened 179
The Story of a Huguenot GAlley-SIavc
My Alpine Friend 214
Let Him that Heareth say, Come ... 218
Birthday Musings 251
Arthur Ersklne's Experiences—A Tale
of the Sixteenth Century, 257, 314,
435, 487, 546, 615, 692, 743
A Starr)- Night 356
* Lord, let It alone tills year also, till
I shall dig about it" 363
Work In the Wynds 867
'ITie Missing Receipt ,., 402
Leaves from an Hospital Visitor's Note-
Book 4!I, 497, 698
Another Starry Night 442
How the Grain of Mustard-Seed sprung
Memory and the Final Judgment ... 563
Autumn Trees 594
A Soldier's Conversion 626
The Child whose Name Is the Mighty
The Still Watersof the Valley. By tho
Author of the "Chronicles of the
SchSnberg-Cotta Family ■ 97
"At Evening-Time it shall be Light" 120
The betrayal of the Yucatan Islanders
The Church of Pentecost From tho
THE TEEASUEY PULPIT.
"Every Scribe Instructed." By the
The Memory of the. Lost. By the Rev.
Ordination Charge. By the Rev. A. L.
Heaven the Scene of Christ's Priest-
The Two Antagonistic Principles; or,
The Preaching of Another Gospel Ac-
Rationalism and Ritualism—How they
kit I to meet the Sinner's Case
M. Guizot's Testimony to the Christian
Goulbourn on Personal Religion
The River Divided. By A. L. 0. E. ...
DANIEL ROWLANDS AND HIS HUES;
OR, ENGLAND A HUNDRED YEARS AGO.
BY THE REV. J. C. RYLE.
[NE of the greatest spiritual champions of the last century, whom I wish to introduce to my readers in this paper, is one who is very little known. The man I mean is the llev. Daniel Rowlands of Iinngeitho in Cardiganshire. Thousands"of my countrymen, I suspect, have some little acquaintance with Whitefield, Wesley, and Romaine, who never even heard the name of the great apostle of Wales.
That such should be the case need not surprise us. Rowlands was a Welsh clergyman, and seldom preached in the English language. He resided in a very remote part of the principality, and Wdly ever came to London. His ministry was almost entirely among the middle and lower classes in about five counties in Wales. These circumstances alone are enough to account for the fact that so few people know anything about him. Whatever the causes may be, there are not many Englishmen who understand Welsh, or can even pronounce the names of the parishes where Rowlands used to preach. In the face of these circumstances, we have no.right to be surprised if
his reputation has been confined to the land of his nativity.
In addition to all this, we must remember that no biographical account of Rowlands was ever drawn up by his contemporaries. Materials for such an account were got together by one of his sons, and forwarded to Lady Huntingdoa Her death, unfortunately, immediately afterwards, prevented these materials being used, and what became of them after her death has never been ascertained. The only memoirs of Rowlands are two lives, written by clergymen who are still living. They are both excellent and useful in their way, but of course they labour under the disadvantage of having been drawn .up long after the mighty subject of them had passed away.* These two volumes, and some very valuable information which I have succeeded in obtaining from a kind
* The memoirs of Rowlands to which I refer are two small voluniea by the Rev. John Owen, Rector of Thrusslngton, and the Rot. E. Morgan, Vicar of Syston, both lu the county of Leicester. The private information which I have received has been supplied by a relative of the great Welsh apostle, though not in lineal descent, the Rev. William Rowlands of Fishguard, South Wales. Some few facts, it may be interesting to my readers to know, come from an old man of eighty-live, who, when a boy, heard Rowlands preach.