558 The Channings
hope it has helped me to some notion of patience,
though, for the future, papa."
" Ay," said Mr. Channing. " Hope on, strive on,
work on, and trust on ! I believe that you made those
your watchwords, as did I. And now, in an almost
unprecedentedly short time, we are brought out of our
troubles. While others, equally deserving, have to
struggle on for years before the cloud is lifted, it has
pleased God to bring us wonderfully quickly out of
ours; to heap mercies and blessings, and a hopeful
future upon us. I may truly say, ' He has brought us
to great honour, and comforted us on every side."
I HAVE BEEN YOUNG, AND NOW AM OLD; AND YET
SAW I NEVER THE RIGHTEOUS FORSAKEN, NOR HIS SEED
BEGGING THEIR BREAD."
Rihard Clay 6- Soie. Limiid, London and Burajy.