134 DOMESTIC EDUCATION.
But they did prepare him in the bosom of their
consecrated home to perform his part grandly in
the complex drama of human history
In like manner have many conscientious, intel¬
ligent, and pious parents so trained their sons
and their daughters within consecrated homes,
that they ultimately went forth with intellectual,
moral, and spiritual power to labor effectually for
the redemption and reconstruction of the globe;
if not on so grand a scale as Luther and Wesley,
they did it successfully in their heaven-appointed
spheres of action.
We can not set too high an estimate upon the
services which such parents have rendered society.
It is not too much to say that the intellectual,
moral, and spiritual power which such parents
and such citizens contribute to the Church and
the state is of more value than millions of gold.
in a distinguished manner at Belsbazzar's feast, but like¬
wise on account of his great age and consummate expe¬
rience ; for, at that time, it was full sixty-seven years from
the fourth of Nebuchadnezzar that he had been prime
minister of the kings of Babylon." ("Ancient History,"
Vol. I, page 135.)