America as I Found it

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J. Nisbet and Company, 1852 - African Americans - 380 pages

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Page 116 - This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his trouble;" but this ought to be, and might be, the experience of every praying heart, were it not for lurking unbelief. In some of our Scottish prayer-meetings, I have felt a degree of distraction of purpose, and want of
Page 77 - orphans, in their Asylum at New York— " Uncle Sam * is rich enough To give us all a farm." The facility with which enough, and more than enough, is found to satisfy every hungry mouth on a farm, gives wonderful scope to the benevolent sentiment. Compassion needs but to well up at its
Page 145 - shining hair ; She is leaving the home of her childhood's mirth, She hath bid farewell to her father's hearth; Her place is now by another's side— Bring flowers for the locks of the fair young bride!" Then was wheeled in a table with the mighty cake, which is as much a " chieftain" at an American as at a British wedding. From it the groomsmen procured their
Page 316 - Thou shalt in anywise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him;" or, " That thou bear no sin for him." Let us turn from this desolate landscape, and gladly survey a new scene which begins to open

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