Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturdays with Spurgeon #002

The Boy and the Books

“I would rather be descended from one who suffered for the faith than bear the blood of all the emperors in my veins.” (Charles Spurgeon)

“The precocity of young Charles drew the attention of all around. He would astonish the grace deacons and matrons, who met at this grandfather’s house on Sunday evenings, by proposing subjects for conversation and offering pertinent remarks upon them. And there were at that early period of his life palpable indications of that decision of character and boldness of address for which he came so remarkable.”

Robert Shindler, From the Usher’s Desk to
The Tabernacle Pulpit, 1892

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