A Layman's Ministry: Notes on the Life of Nathan Bishop, LL. D.

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Page 52 - We live in deeds, not years ; in thoughts, not breaths ; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most — feels the noblest — acts the best...
Page 15 - Committee desire to express their sincere and affectionate respect for the personal character, and their appreciation of the long-continued and most effective services of the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the New York Branch of the Christian Commission — NATHAN BISHOP, LL.D. With no other reward than a consciousness of * endeavoring to honor his Divine Master by serving his country and his fellow-men, Dr. BISHOP has for more than two years given his time and undivided energies in a personal...
Page 33 - I have been blamed for giving so many thousand dollars for the benefit of colored men. But I expect to stand side by side with these men on the day of Judgment. Their Lord is my Lord. They and I are brethren; and I am determined to be prepared for that meeting.
Page 28 - His charities were always done quietly and without publicity, never letting his left hand know what his right hand did. He was one of the...
Page 8 - Once Dr. WAYLAND said to him: " I am to be absent some weeks soliciting funds for the college, and if you will come to my house and do just what I do — milk the cow, saw the wood, and shovel the snow, I shall be glad to have you make it your home for the vacation.
Page 27 - We share in the universal esteem for his pure and consistently Christian character, his amiable and catholic spirit, his sound judgment, his generous liberality in promoting every good cause. He was a man who delighted in doing good without ostentation, from principle and from pure love to his Lord and his fellow-men. He took a deep and intelligent interest in the revision movement from the start, and never doubted for a moment its...
Page 24 - In 1840, he was elected a member of the Board of Managers of the American Bible Society, and took an active part in its development and work during the rest of his life.
Page 28 - He was one of the best men, and one of the best ministers, in the county, and his memory is still held in great love and reverence.
Page 13 - January, 1858, he took up his residence in the city of New York.
Page 8 - Leaving home at the age of eighteen, he entered the Academy at Hamilton, NY While pursuing his own studies, he taught some of the lower classes.

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