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Dinsdale, Matthew / Papers, 1836-1897
Call Number, Wis MSS DL, folder 3 ([unpublished])

A Specimen of Welsh Preaching [1854?] PDF (3.3 MB)

Welshman; "you make them jump? A Welshman
______ set fire to the world ______ you were lighting
your match." The whole company became very
much interested in this new turn of the subject,
adn unanumously requested the good man to give
them some specimen, of the the style and
manner of preaching in the Principality.
"A speciman," said he "I cannot give you a speciman
of John Evans were here, he could give you a
specimen. Oh! John Evans is a good preacher."
"Oh!" said the company, "give us something you
have heard from _____." But" said he, "I cannot
do justice to it: besides, do you understand the
Welsh language." They answered "no, not so as to follow
a discourse." "Then," rejoined he "it
is impossible
for you to understand if, if I were to give you
a specimen." "But," replied they, "can
not you
put it into English." "Oh!" said he "your
_______ language would spoil it!" The interest
of the company was increased, and nothing
would satisfy them, but a specimen; which
they promised to make every allowance for the
language. "Well," said the Welshman, "if you must
have a specimen, I must try, but I do not know
what to give you, I really do not know what to give
you. I do not recollect a piece of John Evans's
but Christmas Evans is a good preacher. I heard
him a little time ago, at an ________ of ministers.
He was preaching on the depravity of man, and
his recovery by the death of Christ, and he
went on thus, "Brethren if I were to present to you

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