Edinburgh University (1874)

From the first, it was sought to give to the movement an aggressive character. Those who had got a blessing were urged to earnest prayer and effort on behalf of their friends and neighbours. In many instances, this counsel has been most earnestly complied with. The movement has spread widely, often in particular sets or groups of people, one or more persons belonging to the group exerting themselves very much on behalf of the rest. In no class has there been more of this than among the young persons attending our public schools. From the University downwards, there is hardly a school, public or private, that does not contain amongst its pupils fruits of this movement. The University, theological halls, normal schools, Merchant Company schools, boarding schools for young ladies and for young gentlemen, all bear witness, in a way most wonderful, to the extent of the impression. For several weeks during the latter part of the winter session, there was a daily prayer meeting among the undergraduate students of the University, attended by a considerable number. Similar meetings have been held in several of the schools. We could tell of institutions where the pupils appear en masse to have been impressed and changed.
The Children's Church for the waifs of the Canongate has experienced great benefit from a wonderful accession of spiritual life and power which has come on the pupils, male and female, of the Training College in Moray House. There can be no breach of confidence in adverting to the very remarkable effect on her fellow students there of the last days of Maggie Lindsay, who was killed at Manuel, and whose death-bed experience was so bright and sweet. We could tell of equally remarkable changes in connection with various gatherings of young persons, where the influence seems to have passed on four-fifths or five-sixths of the whole.

"Times of Blessing," April 18th, 1874

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