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Hassall family - correspondence, Volume IV, 1811-18951811-1895

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Sir My Dr friends & etc, When a Child begins to walk he generally meets whith some severe falls however encouraged by his friends & parents- Now Sir you see me in the exact situation of a this poor little little child for I have neverer attempted to speak in so large an assembly to my recollection before and even at this time I would much rather be silent but I wish to obey and I also recollect that I am among Sunday School Teachers who are generally so fond of children and who would that they always raise them when they see them fall and this it is that makes me launch more boldly into the work because I think if I should fail they will bear with me & lift me up especially as I am from B- B- The simple remarks I think of offering on the present occasion will be the encouragement we derive from our work & the