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MR. T. MARCHANT WILLIAMS ON "HOWELL HARRIS." There was a numerous attendance at Bethel Presbyterian Chapel, Court-road, Barry Docks, on Wednesday evening last, when Mr T. Marchant Williams, M.A., B.A.L., the stipendiary magistrate for Merthyr, delivered a lecture on Howell Harris, the eminent Welsh reformer. Councillor W. J. Williams, Parkside, Barry, presided, and having introduced the lecturer, Mr Marchant Williams delivered his address. Howell Harris, he said, was born at Trevecca in the year 1714. He was a man of masterful and impulsive disposition, quick- tempered, and wholly incapable of finesse, He opened a school when but eighteen years of age, but was in the field as an itinerant preacher before either of the Wesleys or George Whitfield. The country was then in a state of apathy so far as religion was concerned. Most of the services were held in English. Harris considerably altered the existing state of things, and his name became known throughout the Principality. The clergy denounced him as a false prophet, the magistrates committed him for trial for brawling, and his friends deserted him, but Harris lived through it all. He travelled as much as 150 miles a week and preached two or more sermons a day. He had a larger gift of natural oratory than any other man of that generation. He was rejected for holy orders, because, he states, he was considered an enemy to the Church. He, however, lived and died a member, and conformed to the rites and ceremonies of the Established Church. He preached till he could preach no longer, and his spirit was completely broken. A rupture was formed between him and his fellow preachers, which lasted for practically the rest of his life. He married on the 18th of June, 1844. but his after life was not so eventful as before he was married. When Howell Harris died thousands of persons followed his remains to the grave to pay a last tribute of respect to one of the greatest and noblest men that Wales has ever produced.-On the proposition of the Rev John Owen, seconded by Mr C. Howe, Mr Marchant Williams was heartily thanked for his address and a vote of thanks was also passed to the Chairman for presiding.

FOR WEAKNESS, &c-

CORRESPONDENCE.

"CANDLES ON THE ALTAR."

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