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HORATIUS BONAR, D.D.

Simul omnes unum templum ; et singuli singula templa

sumus.'-Augustine, Ep. 187.

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CLEMENT (OF ROME).

BORN (ABOUT) 30—DIED 102.

1. Let us lay aside all vain and empty cares, and let us rise up to the glorious and venerable rule of our calling. Let us look stedfastly to the blood of Christ, and see how precious His blood is in the sight of God.

2. They gave Rahab a sign that she should hang out of her house a scarlet rope, shewing thereby that by the blood of our Lord there should be redemption to all who believe and hope in God.

3. Let us hold fast to those who follow peace, and not to such as only pretend to desire it.

4. Consider the trees. Take the vine for an example. First it sheds its leaves; then it buds; after that it spreads its leaves ; then it flowers; then come the sour grapes ; and after them follows the ripe fruit. Of a truth, yet a little while, and His will shall suddenly be accomplished; the Holy Scripture itself bearing witness that He shall quickly come, and not tarry; and that the Lord shall suddenly come to His temple, even the Holy One whom ye look for.

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