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at the wedding - [[illegible - page cut]] have a "special invitation". In "Pilgrim's Progress" a man was seen gathering up the sticks and rubbish of the quagmire. An angel hovered over him, holding a crown ready to place on his head if he would only lift his face. After awhile the angel went away. (These (the above) are thoughts from Mr. Swadirer's sermons.) I am a gatherer of sticks and rubbish. and of course they do not do anything towards building the beautiful character that I would like - Oh no! they do the opposite. They fill in where there should be the strong and firm foundation of my grand ideal character. For it is right now that I am building the foundation of my character - one of the most important parts of the building. And [[strikethrough]] a character built upon such a foundation as this would be weak indeed - not able to withstand the storms of coming years - Better things are for me - will I accept them? or will I let the angel depart?
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