The Life of Bernard Gilpin

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Chalmers and Collins, 1824 - 270 pages
 

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Page 266 - I held my tongue, and spake nothing : I kept silence, yea, even from good words; but it was pain and grief to me.
Page 79 - He married my sisters with five pound or twenty nobles a-piece, so that he brought them up in godliness and fear of God. He kept hospitality for his poor neighbours ; and some alms he gave to the poor, and all this he did of the said farm.
Page 78 - My father was a yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of three or four pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep; and my mother milked thirty kine.
Page 170 - Sir, this is a busy day with us, we cannot hear you ; it is Robin Hood's day. The parish are gone abroad to gather for Robin Hood: I pray you let them not.
Page 238 - Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Page xlv - There is the enjoyment of life, indeed ! Who can blame that man for not accepting of a Bishopric ! What doth he want to make him greater, or happier, or more useful to mankind ! " Towards the latter part of his life, he went through his duty with great difficulty.
Page 106 - 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 255 - As for turning poor men out of their holds, they take it for no offence, but say, their land is their own; and forget altogether that " the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.
Page 63 - He would often likewise tell his friends, " It was the subject of his daily prayers, that God would be pleased at length to touch the heart of this pious Papist with the knowledge of true religion."— and he prayed not in vain; for MivGilpin, from this.
Page 106 - As for the inferior clergy (says Fuller), the best that could be gotten were placed in pastoral charges. Alas ! tolerability was eminency in that age. A rush candle seemed a torch where no brighter light was ever seen before.

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