Historical Sketch of Bruton Church, Williamsburg, Virginia (Google eBook)

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Franklin Press Company, 1903 - Bruton Church (Williamsburg, Va.) - 183 pages
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Page 82 - Government, be one of the Vestry in his respective Parish, and that no Vestry be held without him, except in Case of Sickness, or that after Notice of a Vestry Summoned, he omit to come.
Page 53 - In touching on the subject of the bereavement we have experienced in the death of our beloved Wilmer, it is impossible for me to find language sufficiently strong to express that sense of his loss which fills my mind. He was one of those who first called my attention to this Diocese, and of the three clergymen who corresponded with me on that subject, one only now remains.
Page 82 - You are to enquire whether there be any Minister within your Government who Preaches and administers the Sacrament in any Orthodox Church or Chapel, without being in due Orders, and to give an account thereof to the said Lord Bishop of London.
Page 24 - These are usually the most discreet farmers, so distributed through their parish, that every part of it may be under the immediate eye of some one of them. They are well acquainted with the details and economy of private life, and they find sufficient inducements to execute their charge well, in their philanthropy, in the approbation of their neighbors, and the distinction which that gives them.
Page 22 - Oh ! could we call the many back, Who've gathered here in vain, Who've careless roved where we do now, Who'll never meet again ; How would our very hearts be stirred, To meet the earnest gaze, Of the lovely and the beautiful The lights of other days ! A STRANGER.
Page 21 - And rudely sighs the wandering wind, Where oft, in years gone by, Prayer rose from many hearts to Him, The highest of the high. The tramp of many a busy foot Which sought thy aisles is o'er, And many a weary heart around Is still'd for evermore.
Page 53 - To the usefulness of Dr. Wilmer we must all subscribe. He was a man of business and of piety. He loved his God, and the interest of the Church was near his heart. As a preacher he was faithful, energetic, eloquent. He was the friend of evangelical religion, and considered that the strictest regard to the public order of the Church was perfectly compatible with the most animated social worship, in the houses of his parishioners and friends. His private meetings formed, in his opinion, the nursery...
Page 21 - Thou art crumbling to the dust, old pile, Thou art hastening to thy fall ; And 'round thee in thy loneliness Clings the ivy to thy wall. The worshippers are scattered now Who knelt before thy shrine, And silence reigns where anthems rose In days of
Page 21 - Thou art crumbling to the dust old pile ! Thou art hastening to thy fall; And round thee in thy loneliness, Clings the ivy to the wall ; The worshippers are scattered now, Who knelt before thy shrine, . And silence reigns where anthems rose In days of
Page 54 - God, and the interest of the church was near his heart. As a preacher he was faithful, energetic, eloquent. He was the friend of evangelical religion, and considered that the strictest regard to the public order of the church was perfectly compatible with the most animated social worship, in the houses of his parishioners and friends. His private meetings formed, in his opinion, the nursery of the church, and were blessed to the edification and comfort of his congregation. He was always ready to...

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