Memorial Sermon After the Death of Rev. Grindall Reynolds, Part 4 (Google eBook)

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G.H. Ellis, Printers, 1894 - Memorial service - 29 pages
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Page 16 - And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest ; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
Page 21 - For tho' the Giant Ages heave the hill And break the shore, and evermore Make and break, and work their will; Tho' world on world in myriad myriads roll Round us, each with different powers, And other forms of life than ours, What know we greater than the soul ? On God and Godlike men we build our trust.
Page 3 - And he gave some to be apostles ; and some, prophets ; and some, evangelists ; and some, pastors and teachers ; for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ : till we all attain unto the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a fullgrown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ...
Page 15 - The words of the wise are as goads; and as nails well fastened are the words of the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
Page 29 - ... more than ten years until he accepted a call to be the minister of the First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts. Of this parish he was installed as minister July, 1858, and has remained there ever since, twenty-three years as active pastor, and afterwards as honorary pastor. In May, 1881, Mr. Reynolds was elected Secretary of the American Unitarian Association, which post he still holds. The position of minister of a large parish, or of the chief executive officer of a religious body, affords scanty...
Page 6 - Great in council and great in war, Foremost captain of his time, Rich in saving common sense, And, as the greatest only are, In his simplicity sublime.
Page 28 - At the time of his son's birth he was in charge of some large iron-works, which lour years later burned down and were never rebuilt. Late in life he married Cynthia Kendall, the daughter of a Revolutionary soldier. The second child and oldest son of this marriage was the subject of this sketch. At four years of age the boy...
Page 14 - What he wrote for the press showed " conscientious thoroughness and structural strength." " He was a severe censor of his own literary work, revising and rewriting till his page reflected the exact measure and shading of his thought." Even his extemporaneous utterances had much of the solidity and careful accuracy of his written words ; " and there were occasions when he was roused to remarkable power, and his statement came swift, strong, square, unanswerable, settling the matter in debate beyond...
Page 28 - Enclosed find the facts of my life ; more of them t suspect than you will care to use. So I cheerfully hand my manuscript over to the tender mercy of your critical eye and your wise scissors. Do what you will with it or nothing. I am ready to give you what you can justly ask ; but f have no desire to spread abroad my exceedingly feeble glories.
Page 28 - ... primary school at the corner of Federal and High Streets until at seven years of age he was promoted to the Washington Grammar School. " At twelve years he graduated, receiving a Franklin medal. Having passed an examination he became a pupil in the English High School. Here from various reasons he had the good fortune to be for two and a half of his three years...

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