" In the woods."
" How came you to think of him ?>-
"Why, sir, I am always thinking ol
nim; but the thoughts have been stronget
lately. I was stooping down, picking up
chips, and I thought by an eye of faith
that I could see him as a Lamb. And all
at once he appeared as a man dressed in
white, beautiful and glorious."*
" What did you do ?"
" The first that I knew, tears came into
my eyes, and I went and fell down on my
knees, and every thing appeared, joyful
and glorious; even the trees of the field."
" Then what next ?"
"Why, sir, I got my load and came
home; and it appeared to me that I was
* Jacob did not intend by this expression to con¬
vey the idea that there was to him any visible ap¬
pearance, emblematic of his Saviour, but that the
scriptural representations of his tenderness and
trlory were so strongly impressed upon his mind,
that the images there drawn were to his perception
like living realities to the natural eye. He never
?xhibited the slightest evidence of superstition 01
fanaticism under any circumstances.