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and the embryo divines or SC
and Ireland would look up, while
both would feel literally spellbound
by some of his magic sentences. The
pens of the students would uncon.
sciously fall on their note-books, and
after one of Chalmers' avalanches of
thought there would be a moment's
pause, a still, breathless silence in
the class-room, then an audible ut-
terance almost unconscious, but al-
ways earnest and unaffected, of ap-

probation. On one occasion there Dr. Ohalmers.

was a burst of applause from every

student in the hall and is the galBY ROBERT IRVINE, D. D.

lery. Dr. Chalmers made a pause,

then went on reading, not speaking, Chalmers wag principal of the as follows: "Joost what I expected, university, and professor of theology gentlemen; and in talking with my and divinity proper. He was also revered friend Neander, of applause royal chaplain for Scotland, and sub- in the lecture-room, we both agreed ject to the order of the Queen to that it was welcome and very agreepreach at any time or place that the able; but we also agreed that in royal will might determine. He was future, when cordialiy accorded, we the Jupiter Tonans of Scotland at should request most respectfully that that time, and the Magnus Apollo of it should come from the heads rather the evangelical party for over a than the heels of our students.” It quarter of a century. He at once is needless to say that this elicited molded and led the best minds of renewed and loud applause.-Frank Scotland. The country was ripe for Leslie's Sunday Magazine. such a movement as the disruption of 1843, and that condition of public sentiment in the nation and in the church of John Knox was the direct result of Chalmers' teacbiog, alike in the rostrum and the pulpit. When he preached he preached like an angel from heaven When he lectured to his students he always

OF THE spoke as a man who was groping his way into the hearts, as well as the

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN heads, of his hearers. His views had so thoroughly permeated the whole country that the Honorable Fox Maule (afterward Lord Panmure) in the House of Commons, warned the nobles of England against & measure which might result in the disruption of the National Church of Scotland, using these words: “I tell England, and I tell the civilized world, that if this Parliament shall hazard a disruption in our national

CIRCUMSPIGE Kirk, nine-tenths of the intelligence and piety will go out of the church, simply because it is the movement of Thomas Chalmers ;” and Lord Panmure's prediction was verified by

HEIRS OF the disruption of 1843.

.W.E. CALDWELL In the rostrum, as in the pulpit, Chalmers read closely. His manner was rather awkward, his dialect very broad Fifeshire, and his voice by no means sweet or well-toned, yet not harsh nor disagreeable. His eye was mellow, yet the very symbol of parnestness, purity and sincerity. When he became intensely interestd in his topic or theme, his eye was he most expressive and overpowerng organ of his whole head. It ooked as though his brain was on ire, and his soul--bis whole soulglow. As he swung back and forvard in the rostrum, and the big boughts rolled out of his great soul, he one hundred and thirty-four tudents who eat at his feet, and fifty rointesteur students in the galbonelle om times electrified. Old

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