Life of Jehudi Ashmun, Late Colonial Agent in Liberia: With an Appendix, Containing Extracts from His Journal and Other Writings; with a Brief Sketch of the Life of the Rev. Lott Cary

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J. C. Dunn, 1835 - African Americans - 396 pages
 

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Page 278 - Henceforth I learn, that to obey is best, And love, with fear, the only God ; to walk As in his presence, ever to observe His providence, and on him sole depend, Merciful over all his works, with good Still overcoming evil, and by small Accomplishing great things ; by things deem'd weak Subverting worldly strong, and worldly wise By simply meek ; that suffering for truth's sake Is fortitude to highest victory ; And, to the faithful, death the gate of life ; Taught this by his example, whom I now...
Page 293 - To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in Heaven. As some tall cliff, that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale and midway leaves the storm, Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
Page 95 - Constitution from abundant caution has. declared, "that the migration or importation of such persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year 1808.
Page 248 - Manners are what vex or sooth, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in. They give their whole form and colour to our lives. According to their quality, they aid morals, they supply them, or they totally destroy them.
Page 24 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Page 385 - Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? Why art thou disquieted within me ? Hope thou in God ; for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance and my God.
Page 202 - Some glances of real beauty may be seen in their faces who dwell in true meekness. There is a harmony in the sound of that voice to which Divine love gives utterance...
Page 7 - The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
Page 241 - If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments ; If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments ; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

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