An Oration on the Fiftieth Anniversary of American Independence

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Crocker & Brewster, 1826 - Fourth of July celebrations - 24 pages
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Page 23 - And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.
Page 22 - ... will show us the grounds and reasons of his law ; how infinitely right and fit it is that we should love him with all our hearts, and obey him in every thing ; how infinitely unfit and wrong the least sin is, and how just the threatened punishment : and, at the same time, it will help us to see that all the nations of the earth are as a drop of the bucket, or small dust of the balance, before him ; and that we ourselves are nothing, and less than nothing, in his sight. So that a right...
Page 16 - ... descent from pastor Baker back through this magnificent ancestry to Asbury and Wesley.* So does every other church in Methodism. And only the reflection which these centennial occasions promote is needed to make us give thanks that the lines have fallen to us in such pleasant places and that ours is so goodly a heritage.

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