Records of the Bubbleton Parish: Or, Papers from the Experience of an American Minister

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Tompkins and Mussey, 1854 - Clergy - 340 pages

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Page i - ... the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragons teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men.
Page 288 - For the Lord will not cast off for ever : but though He cause grief, yet will He have compassion according to the multitude of His mercies. For He doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.
Page 102 - I did speak of men's faults ; so that all men might know and perceive of whom I meant. But alas ! this day my conscience accuseth me, that I spake not so plainly as my duty was to have done ; for I ought to have said to the wicked man expressly by his name,
Page 114 - His Lordship now changed his mode of attack. Instead of threatening, he began to entreat: 'Berridge...
Page 114 - His lordship then pathetically entreated me, as one who had been and wished to continue my friend, not to embitter the remaining portion of his days by MEMOIR. IX any squabbles with my brother clergymen, but to go home to my parish, and so long as I kept within it I should be at liberty to do what I liked there. ' As to your conscience — said his lordship, — you know that preaching out of your parish is contrary to the canons of the Church.
Page 113 - Well, but you go and preach there, which you have no right to do ! " — " It is true, my lord, I was one day at E n, and there were a few poor people assembled together, and I admonished them to repent of their sins, and to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation of their souls ; and I remember seeing five or six clergymen that day, my lord, all out of their own parishes upon E n bowling green.
Page 56 - The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat ? saith the Lord.
Page 112 - ... joined with the offended parsons, and soon after, a complaint having been made against me, I was summoned before the bishop.
Page i - ... books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
Page 82 - Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me. 16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth ? 17 They zealously affect you, but not well ; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.

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