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His Health enfeebled by Over-Labor. - Call to the Bowery Church in New
York. – Declines. — Previous Calls declined. — Încreased Apprehension in
A Joyful Occasion to himself and to his Old Flock. – Interesting Associations.
- Installing Council, and the Manner in which he acquitted himself. – Dr.
CLOSE OF DR. W.'S MINISTRY, AND SUBSEQUENT WORK.
DR. W. IN HIS FAMILY. - PERSONAL APPEARANCE.
CLOSING PERIOD. - LAST SICKNESS. – DEATH AND BURIAL.
Paralytic Stroke. Recovers. - Inner Life strengthened. -- Employment
Closct, and Holy Meditation. – Poem. – Last Official Work, – Time for his
He alone is the worthy subject of biography who has that in him, or has achieved that, which is fitted to instruct and stimulate those coming after him. It may be somE ONE leading characteristic, grandly developed in noble deeds. It may be that exquisite mould and fine vivacity of mind, that soaring, flashing, piercing energy, constituting genius, warm with love to the Saviour. It may be that stronger and more steellike power, keen, dissecting, logical, inquisitive, searching, far-seeing, comprehensive, designating talents of highest order, consecrated to the interests of redemption. It may be a mental structure of less imperial force and brilliancy, merely indicating the sui generis or one of the peculiarities of humanity, girded by God to do his work. It may be only the ordinary range and texture of mind enkindled by some unwonted principle of activity, which, through its multiplied relations and workings, renders its possessor an inspiring example. It may be purely the product of nature ; it may be the gift of grace, or some specialty of grace, modified by nature; and the achievements wrcught are the varied outcome of both conjoined. But what