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“We must therefore learn not to be offended or discouraged by the paucity of sincere professors, no more than we are in a civil state by the comparative paucity of wise counsellors and politicians.”

Edward Reynolds, “Israel’s Prayer in Time of Trouble, with God’ Gracious Answer Thereunto an Explication of the Fourteenth Chapter of Hosea,” in An Expostion of the Prophecy of Hosea, ed. James Sherman (Edinburgh; London: James Nichol; James Nisbet & Co., 1863), 679.