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Cyf. III. MEDI, 1890. Rhif 9. THE MAKING OF WELSH PARSONS. BY AN OXFORD TUTOR. [This article is to be followed by others, on " The Making of Welsh Preachers," <;The Making of Welsh Bishops," &c—Eds.] |HOUGH I can hardly say I agree with them on every point, I am very pleased, in obedience to the editors' request, to write things within my kno\vlcdge which may be iuteresting to my countrymen. Though my life has been mostly spent away f'rom Wales, and though I have not been able to help it to any appreciable extent, I have never lost my love for the land of my birth. Weak health and multitudinous occupations prevent me from spending my vacations, as I used to, in roaming through its picturesque glensand overits mountains "solemnly vast," still I may occasionally be seen 011 Sabbath mornings in somc old fashioned church or mountain chapel, as the one or the other happened to be nearest the place where night had overtakcu me thc evening before. But my experience of parsons is not confined to hearing sermons, in which the Nonconformist minister dishes up anew for me with unction what old Caryl or Dr. Owen used to preach in Puritan times', or in which the Established clergyman details the political news I had read in the 33