A monument of parental affection to a dear and only son

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Page 162 - Earth : and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, saying, blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, unto him that sitteth upon the Throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
Page 94 - Entreat me not to leave thee ; for whither thou goest, I will go ; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge ; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God : where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.
Page 162 - ... pretending to believe, him to have been the instigator of the riots, had determined upon having him arrested and sent away to a prison in a remote part of Brittany. " Your only chance of safety lies in immediate flight," said the messenger. But such timid counsel suited not the bold spirit of De Retz. He requested to be left alone for a quarter of an hour. At the end of that time he had resolved upon a plan which should enable him to defy the power of the Court. Well acquainted with the feelings...
Page 42 - We saluted every return of that holy day with undissembled joy, cheerfully laying aside all our usual studies and employments, except such as had a manifest tendency either to enlarge our acquaintance with, or to advance our preparation for the kingdom of God. It was a day truly honourable in our eyes, and marked as a season of sacred delights.
Page 41 - ... surely goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our lives, and we shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Page 45 - ... operations of nature. Through these flowery paths we have continued to allure each other onward, (first one of us taking the lead and then another,) refreshing our spirits, and feeding our immortal hopes, amid a thousand glorious appearances- — till the new Jerusalem itself has burst upon our eyes, even that city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God...
Page 66 - Few questions are more interesting than this ; and our answer to it will open up some of the wonderful ways of Him " whose path is in the great waters, and whose footsteps are not known ;
Page 44 - Scripture, or some choice piece of divinity, generally furnished the matter of our discourse : and while we endeavoured to obtain a clear and comprehensive view of the subject under consideration, a divine light would sometimes break in upon us, satisfying our doubts, exalting our conceptions, and cheering our hearts. We have then, with one consent, laid aside our book, that we might uninterruptedly admire the beauties, and enjoy the sweets of the prospect opening before us. And still as the scene...
Page 99 - ... his daily prayer. He knows no greater joy than to perceive the family of his Lord and Saviour, however scattered in distant lands, and somewhat separated by the warpings of education and habits, or by the infirmities of a fallen nature, cherishing " the same love, being of one accord, of one mind," " doing nothing through strife or vain glory, but in lowliness of mind esteeming each other better than themselves."* Legh Richmond's correspondents were numerous. It is truly wonderful that he could...
Page 43 - ... delights. Its various exercises, whether public or private, produced an exhilarating effect upon our minds, and never failed to set us some paces nearer the object of our supreme desires. It was a kind of transfiguration-day, shedding a mild glory upon every creature, and enabling us to view the concerns of time in connexion with those of eternity. Through all its happy hours, we sat as on the holy mount, looking backward with gratitude, and forward with confidence, taking sweet counsel together,...

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