alternately welled up in his heart, and, at the bare thoughtthat the divulgence of his secret would bring with it somecertain knowledge regarding his aged sire, " he wept aloud",totally overpowered by the acuteness of feelings long, longpent up. This first emotion indulged, he lost no time inordering the early dispatch of his relatives to their homewith the news of his high elevation, at the same time sendingsuch gifts as would conduce to his beloved parent's comfort,together with promises well suited to rejoice his heart. Andthus he addressed his brothers : "Haste ye and go up to myfather, and say unto him, thus saith thy son Joseph : Godhath made me lord of all Egypt, come down unto me, tarrynot, and thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and therewill I provide for thee. And ye shall tell my father of allmy glory, and of all that ye have seen, and shall make hasteand bring down my father hither".* After the accomplish-ment of this first duty, fraternal love obtained the ascendency,and " he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept.Moreover, he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them".The next step taken by Joseph who could not allow either hishigh station, or the duties incumbent thereon, to stay him inthe filial respect wherewith he delighted to honour his fatherwas to hasten to Goshen himself, so that he might, at theearliest possible moment, greet that revered sire, from whomhe had been parted no less than twenty-two years. Andwhat a meeting it was ! The loving son, completely over-come by emotion, " fell on Jacob's neck, and wept thereona good while". What happiness, what bliss, thus again toembrace one so loving and so beloved ! In melting tearsalone could the profound sentiment of filial love findadequate expression. But acts were speedily to follow.Pride of office and of rank had never found a resting-placein Joseph's heart ; but great was his filial pride in one soestimable, so good, and so venerable as Jacob, and whichhe openly testified by presenting him to the King imme-* Gen. xlv, 9.