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Rev. Dinsdale T. Young at I Treharris. LECTURE ON THE LATE C. H. SPURGEON. jn Monday afternoon, at Brynhyfryd Welsh Baptist (kindly lent to the English Wesleyans for the occasion) the Rev. Dimsdale T Young, of London, preached an excellent sermon to a good congregation. Refreshments were pro- vided in the English Wesleyan schobl-room for visitors from a distance by the members of the church. In the evening, the rev. gentleman lectured at Brynhyfryd on "The Life and Works of the late Rev. C. H. Spurgeon" to a good au- dience. Mr. Jacob Ray presided, and Mr. W. J. R. Davies was the organist. The lecturer said the late Mr. Spurgeon was a particular and.intimate,friend, of his, and he was one. of the most wonderful men he ever knew. He never commenced the preparing of I his sermons for the.-Sabbath uptil after tea on Saturdav evening. He would quietly arise from, the table, whether Royalty or distinguished guests were present or not, and in a kindly pojm- ner, ask them to .excuse him as the tin16 not'-his own. In a very short while he would- select his text and. then consult five or six com- mentaries, and then form his own opinion. Mr. Spurgeon never wrote a. sermon, but jotted1 down a few primary points, and very often he I would know but little of what he was going to say until he ascended the pulpit.. The great preacher possessed such a gigantic, intellect that I he held a congregation of 5,000 for. over 40 years. He (Mr. Young).often availed-himself of the opportunity cf going to hear Mr. Spur- geon at the Thursday night services. Both sum- mer, and winter people \vould be there half an. hour before the doors were opened, in order to secure a, seat. He had frequently, seen a large concourse of people on these week nights in all weathers waiting for the doors to bo opened. All who bad heard him expressed their perfect satisfaction with Mr. Spurgeon, saying that he was a man of God with great power. On one particular occasion at the Tabernacle Mr. Spur- geon was cast down, and one of his stewards, who sat with him in the rostrum, came to the front rail and addressed the congregation in these words, "My dear brothers and sisters and friends, our pastor is very much castoown this evening. Would you, who have received spir- itual blessing or conversion under Mr. Epur- geon's ministry, kinaly stand up." Incrantly twelve hundred people jumped to their feet and proclaimed that-they bad been converted under the ministry of Mr. Spurgeon. Undoubtedly he was one of the greatest preachers in the Victorian era. He possessed one of the finest libraries, consisting of 6,000 volumes, which could not be surpassed. When the library was broken up Mr. Thomas Spurgeon,son of Mr. Spurgeon, had a book case made of the shelves of the library, and presented i* to him (Mr. Young) as a. mark of affection. The influence Mr. Spurgeon held over his congregation when delivering bis last sermon was quite as great as at any period of his ministry. The rev. gentleman was heartily thanked for his excellent lecture.

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