"Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth" was the text of Dr. Brooks' excellent sermon yesterday evening. Dr. Brooks' excellent sermon yesterday evening. Dr. Brooks said: A man that tries to be better than his world must contend with the misgivings of his own heart, and with the opposition of his neighbors. The standard of the time is determined by three things: the special needs of special times; the power of reaction and the power of some dominant mind. These things, however, are but temporary, and the result is a widely varying standard of morality. Necessarily in our estimate of men we make allowance for the age they lived in, but the man who would rise above his time must make his own standard.
To have an average of morality we must have better and worse men, and every noble, earnest life helps just so much to raise this average.
During the evening the choir sang the following anthems: The radiant morn has passed away-Woodward; I know that my Redeemer liveth-Bach; How lovely are thy dwellings-Spohr.