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LEMUEL and OTHERS. Yes.

FRANKLIN, A proud man may be good in other

things.

CHARLES. He is a peacock

himself the smaller he is.

Holiness.

MR. ALCOTT. What does the seventh verse mean? ANDREW. It means that if they had known what Jesus meant and understood him, they would not have thought him guilty of any thing wrong.

day?

Sabbath in the Soul.

CHARLES. was Goodness.

FRANKLIN. The Sabbath is an emblem of holy time. LEMUEL. The Sabbath day was time, and Jesus was better than time.

CHARLES. The Sabbath day is time, and Jesus is eternity.

MR. ALCOTT.

LEMUEL.

MR. ALCOTT.

MR. ALCOTT.

How is the Son of man

Lord of the Sabbath day?
Goodness governs the Sabbath, and Jesus

the greater he thinks

Jesus

What does Son of Man mean?

he was the son of Joseph.

Are any of you Lord of the Sabbath

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(None thought so.)

MR. ALCOTT. What does Jesus mean in the verse in which he says "The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath"?

LEMUEL.

The Sabbath would not have been made if man had not been made first.

ANDREW. Man does not make the Sabbath himself; but it is made for him, and other people tell him of it, and that it is to make him better.

MR. ALCOTT. Which is the inferior, the time in which we worship, or the worshipper?

ALL. The time is inferior.

MR. ALCOTT. Who among you think the Sabbath has been made for you by others, and who think they themselves have made their Sabbath?

(They did not seem to understand these questions, and did not respond either way.)

Who keep Sunday out of their own mind? Who like to have it come, like to read, like to go to Church, like to think, are grateful for the day, &c.? (Almost all rose.)

Who prefer other days to Sunday?

(George B. and Edward J.)

EDWARD J. I do not care a great deal about it, one way or the other.

(The rest liked Sunday.)

MR. ALCOTT. What is the subject of this day's conversation?. Now all wait and

Subject.

think before you speak.

NATHAN and EMMA. What Sunday is for. SAMUEL R. How to spend Sunday. ADREW and OTHERS. The best way to spend Sunday.

FRANKLIN. How to spend and improve Sunday. MR. ALCOTT. Can you take the subject out of Sunday? Have we not said something about forms?

NATHAN. Oh yes; to avoid outward things has been a part of the subject.

FRANKLIN.

How to avoid forms.

CHARLES. Will not that answer do?

MR. ALCOTT. Nothing will do, but to have you think. I expect the truth from you, because I deem it within you.

CHARLES. You always keep asking and asking, till you get some particular word for the subject, and then you say, Yes, I understand that.

MR. ALCOTT. Yes; I ask and ask, till I get something fit and worthy; but I am not thinking, generally, of any particular answer. Sometimes I ask because I do not think myself, and hope that you will find some word that will embody the spirit of the conversation. Sometimes, always, indeed, I seek to assist you by my questions in finding the answer, by the free exercise of your own minds. All truth is within; my business is to lead you to find it in your own Souls. Your YES and No, when you think freely, declare the fact that you have found it, or have failed in your quest of it. The spirit says yes, or no; implying that the truth is or is not made conscious to its vision. We never know nor see all ourselves.

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CONVERSATION XLIX.

Review.

SPIRITUAL AND CORPOREAL RELATIONS.

Review. Healing of the Withered Hand, from the Sacred Text. --- - Anger and Indignation. Paralysis. - Awe of Holiness. --- Illustration. --- SelfKnowledge. Self-Insight. Phases of Spirit. Self-Indulgence.

Countenance of Spirit.

Emblems of the Passions. Idea of the Scene. Emblem. Idea of the Cure. Centres of Action. --- Physiology and Psychology. --- Identity of Spirit. --- Spiritual Nurture. --- Origin of Disease. Seat of Appetite. --- Hunger. --- Organs of Appetite. - Seat of Hunger. Opinions of the Children. --

-- Subject.

Method of the Conver

sations.

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APPETITES AND PASSIONS.

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MR. ALCOTT. Why do I commence the conversation by asking what we talked

about last?

LEMUEL. Because the conversations are joined together.

ANDREW. Because, to understand one helps us to understand the next-because they are all one.

(Others repeated these ideas. Some did not know any reason; and Mr. Alcott explained by analogies.)

MR. ALCOTT. Where did we leave Jesus?

CHARLES.

In the cornfields near Jerusalem.

MR. ALCOTT. He was near Jerusalem, and I shall now read.

THE HEALING OF THE WITHERED HAND.

MATT. xii. 9-15. MARK iii. 1-7. LUKE vi. 6-12.

Matt. xii. 9.

Luke vi. 6,

Mark iii. 1.
Matt. xii. 9.
Luke vi. 6.
Matt. xii. 10.
Luke vi. 6.
Luke vi, 7.
Mark iii. 2.
Luke vi. 7.
Luke vi. 8.

Matt. xii. 10.

Luke vi. 9.

Mark iii. 4.
Matt. xii. 11.

Matt. xii. 12.

And, behold, there was a man

whose right hand was withered.

And the Scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day: that they might find an accusation against him.

But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose, and stood forth.

And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the Sabbath days to do good or to do evil? to save life or to destroy it?

But they held their peace.

And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath days.

And when he had looked round about on them upon them all

with anger; being grieved for the hardness of their hearts; he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand.

Matt. xii. 13. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as

the other,

Mark iii. 5.
Luke vi. 10.
Mark iii. 5.

Matt. xii. 14.
Luke vi. 11,
Mark iii, 6.
Matt. xii, 14.
Luke vi. 11,

Vulgar Æra, 27. Julian Period, 4740.
In a Progress.

Practical
Holiness,

And when he was departed thence,

it came to pass also on another Sabbath that he entered again

he went into their synagogue,

and taught.

Then the Pharisees

were filled with madness, and (they)

went forth with the Herodians, and straightway

held a council against him;

and communed one with another, what they might do to

Jesus, (and)

Matt. xii. 14. how they might destroy him,

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