An Address, Delivered at Northampton, Mass: On the Evening of October 29, 1854, in Commemoration of the Close of the Second Century Since the Settlement of the Town

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Hopkins, Bridgman & Company, 1855 - 56 Seiten
 

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Seite 43 - One song employs all nations ; and all cry, " Worthy the Lamb, for he was slain for us !" The dwellers in the vales and on the rocks Shout to each other, and the mountain tops From distant mountains catch the flying joy ; Till, nation after nation taught the strain, Earth rolls the rapturous hosanna round.
Seite 53 - We consider the voluntary enslaving of one part of the human race by another as a gross violation of the most precious and sacred rights of human nature...
Seite 33 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have them these hundred years, for learning has brought disobedience and heresy and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them and libels against the best government. God keep us from both.
Seite 43 - That not to attempt it, arduous as he deems The labour, were a task more arduous still. O scenes surpassing fable, and yet true, Scenes of accomplished bliss ; which who can see, Though but in distant prospect, and not feel His soul refreshed with foretaste of the joy ? Rivers of gladness water all the earth, And clothe all climes with beauty; the reproach Of barrenness is past.
Seite 33 - ... fables. And exercise thyself unto godliness : for bodily exercise is profitable for a little ; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life which now is, and of that which is to come.
Seite 53 - This he gladly thought at hand. " If we judge of the future by the past," said the celebrated preacher, " within fifty years from this time, it will be as shameful for a man to hold a negro slave, as to be guilty of common robbery or theft.
Seite 43 - O scenes surpassing fable, and yet true, Scenes of accomplished bliss ; which who can see, Though but in distant prospect, and not feel His soul refreshed with foretaste of the joy ? Rivers of gladness water all the earth, And clothe all climes with beauty; the reproach Of barrenness is past. The fruitful field Laughs with abundance ; and the land, once lean, Or fertile only in its own disgrace, Exults to see its thistly curse repealed ; The various seasons woven into one, And that one season an...
Seite 15 - He published the Doctrine of Instituted Churches, London, 4to, 1700, in which he advanced some sentiments that were not very well received in this country, such as the following : — that the Lord's table should be accessible to all persons not immoral in their lives, that the power of receiving and censuring members is vested exclusively in the elders of the church, and that synods have power to excommunicate and deliver from church censures.
Seite 25 - This gentleman was a very able advocate. Many men have spoken with more elegance and grace — I never heard one speak with more force. His mind, like his eloquence, was grave, austere, and powerful.
Seite 15 - As he was a very zealous preacher, and accordingly saw many seals of his ministry, so he was a very pious walker ; and as he drew towards the end of his days, he grew so remarkably ripe for heaven, in an holy, watchful, fruitful disposition, that many observing persons did prognosticate his being not far from his end.

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