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REMINISCENCES

OF

CHALMERS, SIMEON, WILBERFORCE, &c.

BY

JOSEPH JOHN GURNEY.

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CHALMERIANA.

PART I,

EDINBURGH, 9TH MONTH, 1314, 1830. We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Thomas Chalmers, (author of “Evidences of Christianity, Civic Economy of Large Towns, Astronomical and Commercial Sermons, &c., &c.," and now Professor of Divinity at Edinburgh,) at Samuel Hoare's, soon after the last Yearly Meeting; and I now purpose to record some few particulars of our communications with him there and in this city,--not excluding some other persons in whom we have been interested, and with whom we have enjoyed some profitable mental and intellectual intercourse, since my confinement here with an inflamed leg, at the house of our truly benevolent friends, Alexander and Ann Cruickshank.

On the first day of our meeting at S. Hoare's we walked together for an hour before dinner in the garden, and soon found that we were led, by a feeling of con

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