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PRINCIPALSHIP AT BALA.

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PRINCIPALSHIP AT BALA. In 1891 Dr Edwards resigned the principalship of Aberystwyth College in order to undertake that of Bala Theological College, and the great work of his life closed with his removal from Aberystwyth. Many at the time doubted the wisdom of his choice, believing that Aberystwyth required his presence and guidance. But he had carefully considered the matter. It was not without mature thought and de- liberation, however, that he yielded to the solicita- tions of his Bala friends. Moreover, he had the satis- faction of knowing that Aberystwyth required no further propping. To quote his own words, "Aber- ystwyth is perfectly safe now." Further, it was his strong opinion "that the secular side of education in Wales had advanced beyond the theological side," and that at Bala he might be able to help to restore the balance. He went to Bala to do what promised at first to be an important service to the denomina- tions of Wales. He made it a condition of his accept- ance of the principalship that the college should be open to members of all denominations and his own body, exclusive as it is supposed to be, made the concession in order to secure the services of its first scholar and teacher. Had his health and strength held out, it is believed that his high hopes as to the future of Bala would have been realised.

HIS LITERARY WORK.

HONOURS AND OFFICES.

[ THE FUNERAL.

ORDER OF PROCESSION.

AT THE GRAVESIDE.

THE GREAT DEAD.

MEMORIAL SERVICE.

TRIBUTES. !

DOLGELLEY.

HARLECH.

CORRIS.

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MEMOIR OF Principal Thomas…

BIRTH AND PARENTAGE.

SCHOOL AND COLLEGE.

A GREAT PREACHER.

PRINCIPAL AT THE U.CW.

AN OLD STUDENT'S REMINISCENCES.