Friends of a Half Century; Fifty Memorials with Portraits of Members of the Society of Friends, 1840-1890

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...at this teaching, for none had ever told him of such things, and there was very little in the lives of any about him to indicate that such thoughts had place in their hearts. As the years of boyhood passed away and he was more and more introduced into gay, frivolous, and dissipated society, it is not ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...at this teaching, for none had ever told him of such things, and there was very little in the lives of any about him to indicate that such thoughts had place in their hearts. As the years of boyhood passed away and he was more and more introduced into gay, frivolous, and dissipated society, it is not wonderful that because iniquity abounded around him, the love of God in the heart of this young French nobleman grew cold, and that, stifling his better convictions, he was carried away by vanity and frivolity, cast away all the restraints of religion, and became a hardened infidel, an avowed disciple of Voltaire. And now the awful scourge of the Revolution came upon France, under which the Grellet family suffered, as all the nobility did. Etienne and his brother Joseph joined the army of the Princes in 1791, and for two years shared in the hardships and the changing fortunes of military service. Though often exposed to great danger, and at times narrowly escaping with his life, yet being in a reserve corps he was never actually engaged in battle, and thus was able in after life to rejoice in the certain knowledge that he had never shed the blood of a fellow-man. Eventually he and his brother Joseph were made prisoners of war, and were ordered to be shot. Whilst they were momentarily expecting the execution of the sentence, some commotion among the troops enabled them to effect their escape. Making their way to Amsterdam they took ship for Demarara, and after two years spent there in commercial pursuits they were induced, by a false alarm of the approach of a French fleet, at once to leave everything and sail for the United States, where, after a voyage full of danger, they landed and settled on Long Island. Stephen Grellet was now twenty-two years old, and was...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150217388
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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