Stevens 1895-02-24

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Quinquagesima and St Matthias. Rain in afternoon. Poor congregations. My nose burst out bleeding at about 2.30, a thing it had not done for many years. I was afraid it would prevent my taking the service, but I managed to staunch the bleeding with cold water. It however, began bleeding somewhat in church but not sufficiently to prevent my reading, prayers and preaching.