THE HISTORY OF METHODISM IN KENTUCKY (Google eBook)

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Page 304 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shame-facedness and sobriety ; not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array ; but (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
Page 256 - We view it as contrary to the golden law of God, on which hang all the law and the prophets, and the un alienable rights of mankind, as well as every principle of the revolution, to hold in the deepest debasement, in a more abject slavery than is perhaps to be found in any part of the world except America, so many souls that are all capable of the image of God.
Page 346 - Nothing more was seen of him until the next morning, at which time he returned to the encampment, wet with the dew of the night, in a state of mind which was distressing beyond description ; but during the day he was happily and powerfully converted to God, and was found sitting, as it were, at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind.
Page 299 - Can make a dying-bed Feel soft as downy pillows are, While on his breast he leaned his head, And breathed his life out sweetly there.' " Worn down with the toils and sufferings, as the necessary and always concomitant attendants of an itinerant life, he was ready and prepared to enter into the rest of heaven. " ' Servant of God, well done, Best from thy loved employ ; The battle 's fought, the vict'ry won, Enter thy Master's joy.
Page 100 - Oh, is it not a noble thing to die As dies the Christian, with his armor on ! What is the hero's clarion, though its blast Ring with the mastery of a world, to this ? What are the searching victories of mind The lore of vanish'd ages? What are all The trumpetings of proud humanity, To the short history of him who made His sepulchre beside the King of kings ? OS THE PICTURE OF A
Page 258 - These Rules are to affect the Members of our Society no farther than as they are consistent with the Laws of the States in which they reside. " And respecting our Brethren in Virginia that are concerned, and after due Consideration of their peculiar Circumstances, we allow them two Years from the Notice given, to consider the Expedience of Compliance or Non-Compliance with these Rules.
Page 472 - On Monday we opened our conference in great peace and love, and continued sitting, day by day, until Friday noon. A delegation of seven members was chosen to the General Conference. There were thirteen preachers added, and we found an addition of two thousand two hundred members to the society in these bounds; seven deacons were elected and ordained, and ten elders; two preachers only located; sixty-six preachers were stationed.
Page 68 - I was strangely outdone for want of sleep. Our way is over mountains, steep hills, deep rivers, and muddy creeks, a thick growth of reeds for miles together, and no inhabitants but wild beasts and ^savage men. I slept about an hour the first night, and about two the last. We ate no regular meals, our bread grew short, and I was much spent.
Page 256 - If they buy with no other design than to hold them as slaves, and have been previously warned, they shall be expelled, and permitted to sell on no consideration.
Page 258 - ... circuit, and also the date of every instrument executed and recorded for the manumission of the slaves, with the name of the court, book, and folio, in which the said instruments respectively shall have been recorded; which journal shall be handed down in each circuit to the succeeding assistants.

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