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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848. Excerpt: ... posed but sweetened our spirits; so that before his death, prayers were well-nigh made up of praises, and he was set off with thanksgiving." CHAPTER VI. Of his entering upon the profession of divinity. The place of professor of divinity in the new college, in the university of St. Andrews, being vacant, a proposal was once and again made to Mr. Halyburton of procuring him a patent for that post; but he gave no encouragement to it, resolving to be no way the disposer of his own lot. And in December 1709, being advertised that her majesty's patent was granted in his favour, he said: "Lord, crush it, if it is not for thy glory. Herein I have peace, that I had no hand in it." The queen's patent being expeded, the college thereupon applied unto the presbytery of Cupar for getting Mr. Halyburton loosed from his pastoral relation to the parish of Ceres, in order to his being settled professor of divinity in St. Andrews; but that reverend judicatory did, in February 1710, refer the affair to the provincial synod of Fife, which was to meet in St. Andrews in April thereafter; and the matter being gravely debated before the synod, and the people of Ceres fully heard in what they had to say, the desire of the college upon her majesty's patent was granted without a contradictory vote. Upon the whole Mr. Halyburton had the following reflections;--"As to this affair it seems to be of the Lord; for, "1. The first rise of it was without anything so much as a thought in me. "2. The Lord crossed all other attempts, and disappointed other prospects which they had to others. "3. The Lord kept my spirit, and held me so by the hand that I durst give no insinuation or encouragement that way. "4. The desires of many that feared the Lord ran this way. "5. The Lord laid his hand on...
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