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ECCLESIASTICAL PRINCIPLES, DOCTRINE,
AS TAUGHT IN THE
WILL I A M CROWELL.
For one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren :- And are built upon the founda-
PROFESSOR OF SACRED RHETORIO AND PASTORAL DUTIES IN TA3 NEWTON
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1847, by
Among the recollections most sweet and mournful to the writer, are the little incidents of his last meeting with the lamented Knowles. It was the closing day of our last Winter Term at the Newton Theological Institution. A six weeks' vacation, to be followed by a brief Summer Term, was all that remained to us, before our final separation for the toils of the Christian Ministry. The exercises of the hour ended, we lingered a moment around our beloved teacher. He had spoken to us of a particular branch of Pastoral Duty. Conversation having turned on the topic of the lecture, he who now writes, remarked, that a treatise on our church order and discipline, for the use of young ministers and church members, was much needed. Other members of the class confirmed the opinion, inquiring where such a guide could be found; when he modestly said, -as we hoped he would, - that he had such a work in preparation, which might be expected in a few months. Gratified with this intelligence we separated, with his warmest wishes for our welfare till we should meet again. But alas ! - - We did meet, when early summer had decked that hallowed spot with beauty, a sad and stricken class, to pour our tears on his freshly covered grave.