Bristol Past and Present: Civil and modern history [by Nicholls

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Page 321 - Virginia has applied to this court for a rule to show cause why a mandamus should not issue commanding the judge of the District Court of the Western District of Virginia, the Hon.
Page 13 - Presbyterians, Independents, all have here the same spirit of faith and prayer ; the same presence and answer ; they agree here, have no names of difference : pity it is it should be otherwise anywhere...
Page 42 - That is true.' " — Other persons coming in, persons of quality so-called, I drew back; lingered; and then was for retiring : "he caught me by the hand," and with moist-beaming eyes, " said: ' Come again to my house ! If thou and I were but an hour of the day together, we should be nearer one to the other. I wish no more harm to thee than I do to my own soul.
Page 210 - What is to come is in wiser hands than ours ; and He, in whose hands it is, best knows whether it is best for you and me that I should be in Parliament, or even in the world. Gentlemen, the melancholy event of yesterday reads to us an awful lesson against being too much troubled about any of the objects of ordinary ambition.
Page 125 - There is an old saying that if you take care of the pence, the pounds will take care of themselves.
Page 42 - God is good," he frequently used all along ; and would speak it with much cheerfulness, and fervour of spirit, in the midst of his pains. Again he said : " I would be willing to live to be further serviceable to God and His People ; but my work is done. Yet God will be with His People.
Page 210 - I humbly and respectfully take my leave of the sheriffs, the candidates, and the electors ; wishing heartily that the choice may be for the best, at a time which calls, if ever time did call, for service that is not nominal. It is no plaything you are about. I tremble when I consider the trust I have presumed to ask. I confided perhaps too much in my intentions. They were really fair and upright ; and I am bold to say, that I ask no ill thing for you, when on parting from this place I pray that whomever...
Page 294 - ... to sail to all parts, countries, and seas of the east, of the west, and of the north...
Page 42 - I saw and felt a waft of death go forth against him; and when I came to him he looked like a dead man.
Page 294 - Be it knowen that we have given and granted, and by these presents do give and grant...

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