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THE HALLIG.

melted like the last cloudy day of winter, before the
conquering breath of spring. They felt themselves so
open, so ready to receive every influence from above, so
clear and decided in their faith, so light and happy in
their confidence in the fulfillment of the promise, that
the realm of the spiritual, in which the Divine mani-
fests itself to the human, seemed to them a region al-
together natural, where they felt themselves already
quite at home, and they drew near to the table of the
Lord, fully confessing their faith in the whole doctrines
of their church.