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Sketches of Eloquent Preachers.

Sketches of Eloquent Preachers.

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BY REV. J. B. WATEKBURY, D. D.



"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ."



'PUBLISHED BY THE

AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY,

150 NASSAU-STREET, NEW YORK.

Enteeed according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by
the Amebican Tbact Society, in the Clerk's Office of the District
Conrt of the Southern District of the State of New York.
BY REV. J. B. WATEKBURY, D. D.



"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ."



'PUBLISHED BY THE

AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY,

150 NASSAU-STREET, NEW YORK.

Enteeed according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by
the Amebican Tbact Society, in the Clerk's Office of the District
Conrt of the Southern District of the State of New York.

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SKETCHES OF ELOQUET PEEACHERS. BY REV. J. B. WATEKBURY, D. D. "ow then we are ambassadors for Christ." 'PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICA TRACT SOCIETY, 150 ASSAU-STREET, EW YORK. Enteeed according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by the Amebican Tbact Society, in the Clerk's Office of the District Conrt of the Southern District of the State of ew York. COTETS. DR. JOH 1L MASO, 5 DR. ARCHIBALD ALEXADER, 14 REV. JOH SUMMERFTELD, 33 REV. SYLVESTER LARED, 33 DR AKAHEL ETTLETO, * 43 DR LYMA BEECHER, & DR HERY B. BASCOM.— ~ — . 04 DR EDWARD PAYSO, «... 73 DR EDWARD DORR GRIFFI, $3 DR ROBERT HALL, . 90 DR THOMAS CHALMERS, 101
 
REV. HERY MELVILL, 113 RfiV. ROWLAD HILL, -- - 113 REV. LEGH RICHMOD, 137 DR TIMOTHY DWIGHT, 133 REV. JOATHA EDWARDS, 161 REV. GEORGE WHTTEFIELD, 163 REV. RICHARD BAXTER, 173 REV. JOH BUYA, 183 REV. JAMES SAURI, 105 JOH BAPTIST MASSILO, 304 MARTI LUTHER, -. 314 THE APOSTLE PAUL, 339 Digitized by Google Digitized by Google SKETCHES
 
OP ELOQUET PREACHERS. DR. JOH M. MASO. Taken altogether, no American preacher has combined more impressive qualities. His aspect was on a scale of grandeur correspond- ing to thf majesty of mind within. We always feel a sort of pleasing approbation where the symmetry of form and features tallies with a dignified interior. It was emphatically so in the case of Dr. Mason. Tall, robust, straight, with a head modelled after neither Grecian nor Roman standard, yet symmetrical, com- bining the dignity of the one and the grace of the other ; with an eye that shot fire, especially when under the excitement of earnest preach- ing, yet tender and tearful when the pathetic chord was touched ; with a forehead broad and high, running up each side, and slightly parted 331578 Digitized by VjOOQ IC 6 ELOQUET PREACHERS. in the middle by a graceful pendant of hair ; a mouth and chin expressive of firmness and de- cision, Dr. Mason stood before you the prince of pulpit orators. His voice, for compass and flexibility, was scarcely exceeded, one would think, by that of the renowned Demosthenes. It would fill, without effort, the largest build- ing. Its lower utterances were musical, pos- sessing the qualities of a rich baritone. His ordinary or conversational tone was so clear and distinct, that every word reached the most distant hearer ; and when he rose under the

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