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Life Of James Mursell Phillippo

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781165435906
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/10/2010
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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CHAPTER III. THE STUDENT—182o To 1821. Mr. Phillippo found three associates in his student-life at Chipping Norton, afterwards increased to seven, two of whom, like himself, were destined to missionary service. He began his studies in a very hopeful spirit. " Now," he says, " I can look forward with a hope, full of animation, to that day on which, if spared, I shall embark on the great and wide sea to impart to the infatuated slaves of sin and Satan 'the glorious Gospel of the blessed God.' Henceforward let my motto be, Knergy, Prudence, Economy, Temperance, Perseverance, with ardent love to God and man." In an interesting letter, written about a month after his arrival in Chipping Norton, to the Rev. J. Denham, he thus speaks of the feelings with which he girded himself for his task. " I arrived here the evening after my departure from town. . . . The days and weeks that have passed away since my coming may be numbered among the happiest of my life. . . . There are several dark villages around us, to which we go alternately to break the bread of life. Last Sabbath I preached at Middleton Cheney, a village in Northamptonshire. I felt more comfortable than I expected, and I trust that my one great aim was, and I hope ever will be so, to preach the truth earnestly, faithfully, and simply, that when called away I may leave the pulpit and the world clear of the blood of all men. Ihave commenced my studies. I find them difficult, of course, but I am determined, by grace given me from above, to surmount them all, in view of the great object of my heart, to preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. I do feel, as the holy Pearce says, ' a glowing satisfaction in thethought of spending my life in something nobler than the locality of this island will permit....
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