Anecdotes of the Puritans

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M.W. Dodd, 1849 - Puritans - 144 pages
 

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Page 47 - BRETHREN, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness ; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Page 1 - So absolute indeed was the authority of the crown, that the precious spark of liberty had been kindled, and was preserved by the puritans alone ; and it was to this sect, whose principles appear so frivolous and habits so ridiculous, that the English owe the whole freedom of their constitution.
Page 103 - I do not believe that ever England had so able and faithful a ministry since it was a nation, as it hath at this day; and I fear that few nations on earth, if any, have the like. Sure I am the change is so great within these twelve years, that it is one of the greatest joys that ever I had in the world to behold it.
Page 54 - at the Mount of St Mary's, in the stony stage where I now stand, I have brought you some fine biscuits, baked in the oven of charity, carefully conserved for the chickens of the church, the sparrows of the spirit, and the sweet swallows of salvation.
Page 146 - Daily Advertiser. This third volume completes this elegant octavo edition of the works of this popular and useful author. The works themselves are so well known as not to need commendation. The edition we are disposed to speak well of. It is in clear type, on fine paper, and makes a beautiful series. It is, moreover, very cheap.
Page 146 - Hannah More, whose works are likely to be so extensively read and so profitably read as hers She thinks deeply and accurately, is a great analyst of the human heart, and withal clothes her ideas in most appropriate and eloquent language. The present edition, unlike any of its predecessors in this country, is in octavo form, and makes a fine substantial book, which, both in respect to the outer and inner, will be an ornament to any library."—Albany Argus.
Page 150 - ... veritable history, while the filling up may have been drawn partly from the author's imagination. The principal hero of the story is a young Irishman, who was lead through the influence of one of his comrades, to enlist in the British Army, contrary to the earnest entreaties of his mother, and who went on from one step to another in the career of crime till he was finally shot as a deserter ; though not till after he had practically embraced the Gospel. The account of the closing scene is one...
Page 134 - ... bottle, who can, and (if it be for his glory) will bring us together again with peace and comfort. Oh, how it refresheth my heart, to think, that I shall yet again see thy sweet face in the land of the living! — that lovely countenance, that I have so much delighted in, and beheld with so great content! I have hitherto been so...
Page 54 - Arriving at the mount of St. Mary's in the stony stage where I now stand, I have brought you some fine biscuits, baked in the oven of charity, and carefully conserved for the chickens of the church, the sparrows of the Spirit, and the sweet swallows of salvation...
Page 158 - His specimens and illustrations, drawn from the most eminent divines of ancient and modern days, and of various countries, are extremely apt and interesting. By the method he has pursued, Mr. J. has given us a kind of biographical library of the ministry, in such a manner as to Impress their excellencies upon the memory, and to inspire a wish to imitate them. The work Is richly worthy of the perusal of the class for whom it is specially designed."— Christian Review.

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