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THE ,CABT BOPB INIQUITY.
Construction of a Rope—No one can Stand Aloof—Honest Gam-
THE WOMA2? OF PLEASUBB.
Solid Satisfaction—An Error Corrected—Albert Barnes—Plant
Intense Excitement—The Stranger's Reception—A Wild Laugh
Ancient Tyre—A Majestic City—Its Magnificence-Its Present Po-
■AFEGUAHDS FOB YOUNG MBH.
David and Absalom—A Bad Boy—A Broken-hearted Father—" Is
Voices of Nature—This Life is a Scene of Toil and Struggle—In-
A Dead City—Midnight Witchery—Melrose Abbey—Alhambra—
T. DB WITT TALMAGE, D. D.
Thomas DeWitt Talraage was born in 1832, in Bound Brook, Somerset County, N. J. His father was a farmer of much vigor and consistency of character; his mother a woman of noted energy, hopefulness and equanimity. Both parents were in marked respects characteristic Differences of disposition and methods blended in them into a harmonious, consecrated, benignant and cheery life. The father won all the confidence and the best oi the honors a hard-sensed truly American community had to yield. The mother was that counseling and quietly provident force which made her a helpmeet indeed and her home the center and sanctuary of the sweetest influences that have fallen on the path of a large number ot children, of whom four sons are all ministers of the V7ord. From a period ante-dating the Revolution, the ancestors of our subject were members of che Reformed Dutch Church, in which Dr Talmage's father was the leading lay office bearer through a life extended beyond fourscore years. The youngest of the children, it seemed doubtful at first whether DeWitt would follow his broth era into the ministry. His earliest preference was the law, the studies of which he pursued for a year after hi*