Memoirs of the Rev. John Blackader

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William Tait, 1826 - 359 páginas
 

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Página 146 - For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me ; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel...
Página 188 - The communion was peaceably concluded ; all the people heartily offering up their gratitude, and singing with a joyful noise to the Rock of their salvation. It was pleasant, as the night fell, to hear their melody swelling in full unison along the hill, the whole congregation joining with one accord, and praising God with the voice of psalms.
Página 91 - I heard them all roaring in the room below, like so many breathing devils, I had the childish curiosity to get down upon my belly, and peep through a hole in the floor above them, to see what monsters of Creatures they were ; and it seems they were monsters indeed for cruelty ; for one of them perceiving what I was doing, immediately drew his sword, and thrust it up...
Página 322 - Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust, for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Página 188 - Rae, exhorted the rest in their turn; the table service was closed by Mr. Welsh with solemn thanksgiving; and solemn it was, and sweet and edifying, to see the gravity and composure of all present, as well as of all parts of the service.
Página 47 - I verily believe there were more souls converted to Christ in that short period of time, than in any season since the Reformation, though of triple its duration.
Página 47 - I have often overheard them at it : and, though there was a large mixture of odd stuff, yet I have been astonished to hear how copious and ready they were in it.
Página 228 - ... anxiety, and consciousness of criminal deeds : his irregular and large teeth were presented through a smile, which was very unnatural on his set of features ; his mouth seemed to be unusually large, from the extremities being drawn backward and downward— as if in the intense application to something cruel and disgusting ; in short, his upper teeth projected over his under lip, and, on the whole, presented to my view the mouth on the image of the Emperor Julian the Apostate...
Página 197 - He opened the service from these words, 1 Cor. xi. 24 : " Do this in remembrance of me." His two chief points were — That the ceremony was not left arbitrary to the church, but was under a peremptory command from Christ himself. This remembrance was to be renewed from time to time as seasons would permit ; and their divine Master's command was still in force, though men had inhibited and discharged them. Secondly, The end of the institution, why it ought to be frequently celebrated or administered;...
Página 249 - In my time, his head was bald, which he covered only with a beaver hat, the brim of which was not above three inches broad. His beard was white and bushy, and yet reached down almost to his girdle.

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