Letter to Dean Ramsay
In 1866 the Dean had delivered two
lectures upon "Preachers and Preaching," but which were afterwards published in
a volume called Pulpil Table-Talk. That is the subject of the following letter
from a great master of the art Dr. GUTHRIE to DEAN RAMSAY.
Inchgrundle, Tarfside, by Brechin,
31st August 1868.
My dear Mr. Dean
Your Pulpit Table-Talk has been sent here to gratify,
delight, and edify me. A most entertaining book; and full of wise and admirable
sentiments. All ministers and preachers should read and digest it. Age seems to
have no more dulling effect on you than it had on Sir David Brewster, who
retained, after he had turned the threescore and ten, all the greenery.
foliage, and flowers of youth - presenting at once the freshness of Spring, and
the flowers of Summer, and the precious fruits of Autumn. May your bow long
abide in strength! and the evening of your days be calm and peaceful, bright
with the sure and certain hope of that better world, where, I hope, we shall
meet to be for ever with the Lord!
With the greatest respect and
Memoir of Dean Ramsay, in "Reminiscences of Scottish Life and
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