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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection

Edification: the Aim of Christian Speech


When Handel's oratorio of the 'Messiah' had won the admiration of many of the great, Lord Kinnoul took occasion to pay him some compliments on the noble entertainment which he had lately given the town. 'My lord,' said Handel, 'I should be sorry if I only entertained them; I wish to make them better.' It is to be feared that many speech- makers at public meetings could not say as much; and yet how dare any of us waste the time of our fellow immortals in mere amusing talk! If we have nothing to speak to edification, how much better to hold our tongue!


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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Edification: the Aim of Christian Speech'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/e/edification-the-aim-of-christian-speech.html. 1870.

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