Radical Origins: Early Mormon Converts and Their Colonial Ancestors
Val Dean Rust
Limited preview - 2004
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Page ii - ... cometh to you with words set in delightful proportion, either accompanied with, or prepared for, the well-enchanting skill of music; and with a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you, with a tale which holdeth children from play and old men from the chimney corner...
Page xxvii - Laws, freedom, truth, and faith in God Came with those exiles o'er the waves ; And where their pilgrim feet have trod The God they trusted guards their graves. And here Thy name, O God of Love, Their children's children shall adore, Till these eternal hills remove And spring adorns the earth no more.
Page xxvii - O God, beneath thy guiding hand, Our exiled fathers crossed the sea ; And when they trod the wintry strand, With prayer and psalm they worshipped thee. Thou heard'st well pleased the song, the prayer: Thy blessing came ; and still its power Shall onward through all ages bear The memory of that holy hour. Laws, freedom, truth, and faith in God Came with those exiles o'er the waves ; And where their pilgrim feet have trod, The God they trusted guards their graves.
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Page 455 - THIS is the place. Stand still, my steed, Let me review the scene, And summon from the shadowy Past The forms that once have been.
Page 350 - Bissel, is charged to alarm the country quite to Connecticut, and all persons are desired to furnish him with fresh horses as they may be needed.
Page 492 - As the sun, Ere it is risen, sometimes paints its image In the atmosphere, so often do the spirits Of great events stride on before the events, And in to-day already walks to-morrow.
Page 448 - But ye whom social pleasure charms, Whose hearts the tide of kindness warms, Who hold your being on the terms,
Page 462 - ... their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer Being here below? The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy Reason, would he skip and play?
Page xxvi - The ministers and Christians by whom New-England was first planted, were a chosen company of men ; picked out of, perhaps, all the counties in England, and this by no human contrivance, but by a strange work of God upon the spirits of men that were, no ways, acquainted with one another, inspiring them, as one man, to secede into a wilderness, they knew not where, and suffer in that wilderness, they knew not what.