Memoirs and Remains of the Late REV. Charles Buck; Containing Copious Extracts from His Diary, and Interesting Letters to His Friends Interspersed wit

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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. 1817 Excerpt: ...the gospel to every creature The following observations of Lord Byron will rescue this method of teaching from that disgrace which the squeamish fastidiousnes of some persons have attached to it. " It is to be recollected, that the most beautiful and impres, sive doctrines of the divine Founder of ...
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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. 1817 Excerpt: ...the gospel to every creature The following observations of Lord Byron will rescue this method of teaching from that disgrace which the squeamish fastidiousnes of some persons have attached to it. " It is to be recollected, that the most beautiful and impres, sive doctrines of the divine Founder of Christianity were delivered, not in the Temple, but on the Mount. " To wave the question of devotion, and turn to human eloquence,--the most effectual and splendid specimens were not pronounced within walls. Demosthenes addressed the public and popular assemblies; Cicero spoke in the forum. That this added to their effect on the minds of both orator and hearers, may be conceived from the difference between what we read of the emotions then and there produced, and those we ourselves experience in the perusal in the closet. It is one thing to read the Iliad at Sigxum and on the tumuli, or by the springs, with Mount Ida above, and the plains, and rivers, and the Archipelago round youi and another to trim your taper over it in a snuf library;--this I know. The characters of a Whitefield, a Wesley, a Cennick, a Hill, and a Wills, are ever to be admired for the good they have been the instruments of doing this way. May God send more such into his vineyard, to call the poor wandering sheep to the fold of the Great Shepherd. And now let me intreat you to intersede for me at a throne of grace, that in the little circle in which I move I may be a blessing, and the means of communicating good to my fellow-mortals, and that while I am instructing others, I myself may be under the teachings of the good Spirit of God, without which all will be in vain. Happy shall I be in the last day, to find myself the spiritual father of a numerous offspring; then shall all the glo...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150460197
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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