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MORNING OF LIFE,
And other Gleanings.
From the Manuscripts of the late
ACHILLES DAUNT, B.D.,
Dean of Gork,
CANON OF ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL.
MAURICE DAY, M.A.; BURROUGHS, M.A.
(Dis former outrdites. 1 ER2 .
The following pages have been printed, rather to satisfy the oft-expressed desire of many friends of the late Dean of Cork to possess some little record of his teaching, than in the hope of thus enabling those who knew him but by name and reputation to comprehend, even faintly, the individual force, and the spiritual power which at all times accompanied his preaching.
Perhaps there was no man of modern times whose utterances lost more in “reporting ” than his did; for who could reproduce the look, the voice, the earnestness, the manner, which gilded what else were homely phrases, and pointed what else were common truths ? Who could infuse through printed pages the something which told you that every word came from the speaker's heart, and so readily found access to the hearts of those who listened ?
Just for this reason we who are responsible for this little compilation hesitated long and anxiously.