140 PRICE IN HAND OF THE [SER. VII.
vide himself with that robe of righteous¬
ness, in which he " may appear pure and
blameless at the coming of our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ;" he, who thus acts,
may very properly regard himself as
being superlatively foolish.
What a numerous multitude among
our fellow-men show themselves to be
deserving of this opprobrious epithet.
There is not a city, town, or village, but
what is crowded with them. Thev make
up the great mass of mankind. Hence,
the world may be compared to a bedlam.
The number of our fellow-creatures
deserving to bear this epithet being so
vast, it will not be a matter of wonder,
if a goodly number be found enclosed
within these sacred walls. We cannot
be fairly charged with a want of charity
in thinking, that a little honest and sober
reflection on the part of some of our
hearers, would constrain them to class
themselves with the number. There is
such a thing as partial insanity. A