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Presbyterian College, Carmarthen.…

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PRESENTATION TO PROFESSOR…

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PRESENTATION TO PROFESSOR MOORE. A farewell meeting to Professor Moore was held at the Presbyterian College on Tuesday evening week, when the Professor and all the students woro present. The chair was ably occupied by Professor Jones. Principal Evans spoke in high terms of Professor Moore as a teacher, and said that he was glad that the students availod themselves of the opportunity of making a suitable presentation to Professor Moore in the form of a beautifully-framed address. Although the address referred in exceedingly eulogistic terms to Professor Mooro, yet it did not contain a simple word which he did not fully deserve, The Chairman said that he found it very difficult to say anything; he was greatly overcome by his feelings. One could not possibly over-estimate the loss of being deprived of such a kind-hearted colleague. Professor Moore bad been his co-Avorker for ten years, and there never had been during the Avliolo period the least frietiom upon auy occasion between them. They had always harmoniously co-operated in all tho various affairs of the College. The only fault he could find in addition to his departure was that lie took away from amongst them one of the most respected ladies of the tonvu- Mrs Moore (who was present on this occasion, and who is the sister of the Principal). Professor Moore was a painstaking teacher, a brilliant scholar, and a noble-hearted friend. Mr Evan Evans -said that he was extremely sorry for the occasion which had caused the meeting to be called But there was also a bright side to the meeting, when they remembered the fact that Professor Moore was going to take part in the more activo work of the Ministry. Professor Moore had always proved himself to be a true friend of the students, and had spared himself neither time nor trouble in order to qualify them as students to be successful in their future spheres of service. Whatever good he had received at College, he could sincerely say that not the least was that derived from the excellent o^ ample given by Professor Moore. Mr James Jones expressed his sorrow that Professor Mooro was leaving. He had always been deeply impressed by the I sincerity and conscientiousness of Professor Moore. lie (the speaker) might forget soms of the subjects taught by him, but he would never forget the fact that ho put his soul into everything which he taught. The influence of his exaruple would remain with them as students as long as they lived. Mr Samuel D. Williams said that all were sorry to lose friends, and they, as students, must be sorry to lose such a friend as Professor Moore. It was always evident from the conduct of Professor Mooro that there was. no sacrifice too great for him to entail on behalf of the students. Mr T. Cnvilym Jones re-echoed the sentiments already expressed, and said in addition ihat Professor Moore had alwavb impressed him as a gentleman, who took life, as awbattle where everyone must light in order to succeed. And as one who took life in that light, Professor Moore endeavoured to furnish them as pupils with weapons in order to wbo victorious iu the fight. The Professor could not otherwise than give inspiration to all round him, and any success which they, as students, may acquire in the future must be largely attribnted to the teaching and example of Professor Moore. Mr Jones then, on behalf of the students, formally handed over the address to Professor Moore. The rev gentleman responded ^in a most suitable manner. Ho said that he did not expect any kind of presentation whatever from the students, but ho really felt very thankful to them for their consideration. The task of loaving was very difficult, I especially to leave such a diligent body of students. Since his advent to College as Professor, there never was such a body ot pupils so eager for education, and with a more determined resolution to become worthy servants of their Master. He wished all of them happiness, and great success in their future spheres of labour. In reference to his colleagucs, it had always been a pleasuro to him to work with them, and ho could confirm the statements already made by Professor Jones with regard to the v 0 absenco of discord m their relations as colleages. He dwelt on the responsibility attached to the post of Professor, and trusted that his successor—whoever he may be—Avould prove a good friend and guide to th9 students. The usual votes of thanks terminated the meeting. -u- The following was tho address, which was beautifully printed in colours on vellum, aud was in a handsome frame :— ADDRESS PLLLIIJE^TEO TO PROFI;SSOU MOOITB, B A., Upon I", d-parlare from the Presbyterian Colleget Carmarth71, by the present Student*. Rnv. SHI,—It is with very deep regret that we have learned cf your resignation of the post of Professor, which you have so ably filled during the last ten yearn. We hare always beeu deeply impressed by your honesty of purpose, your zsul for imparting knowledge, your constant loyalty to duty, and above all by your presuveriug efforts to qualify us to become pood and faithlul minidtera of the Gospel. We beg, therefore, your acceptance of this addrc-s us a slight token of our esteem for you and our hearty appieciation of your work and character. Wc sinccrely hope and piay (hat you will bo enabled in the future, us you have boen in the past, to be of great service to your feilow-men, an.1 to the Maeter whom you EO nobiy stife. Signed, on behalf of the etndonte, T. GWILHI JONES, SENIOR Student. EVAN EvANS, Secretary.

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