Biographical Memoirs: Being a Record of the Christian Lives, Experiences, and Deaths of Members of the Religious Society of Friends, from Its Rise, to 1653, Volume 1

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W. and F.G. Cash, 1854 - Quakers - 255 pages
 

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Page 227 - And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees : therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.
Page 60 - In God alone it can rejoice, though none else regard it, or can own its life.
Page 60 - ... any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end: its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself. It sees to the end of all temptations. As it bears no evil in itself, so it conceives none in thought to any other.
Page 135 - For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Page 4 - My desires after the Lord grew stronger, and zeal in the pure knowledge of God, and of Christ alone, without the help of any man, book, or writing. For though I read the Scriptures that...
Page 10 - Many more words I had with him; but people coming in, I drew a little back. As I was turning, he caught me by the hand, and with tears in his eyes said, "Come again to my house; for if thou and I were but an hour of a day together, we should be nearer one to the other"; adding that he wished me no more ill than he did to his own soul.
Page 60 - There is a spirit which I feel, that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong, but delights to endure all things, in hope to enjoy its own in the end : its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention, and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty, or whatever is of a nature contrary to itself.
Page 55 - Night, as a wandering bird fit for a prey. And if the Lord of all my mercies had not rescued me, I had perished ; for I was as one appointed to death and destruction, and there was none to deliver me.
Page 80 - ... my crown for ever and ever ! Therefore, you that are left behind, fear not, nor be discouraged, but go on in the name and power of the Lord ; and bear a faithful and living testimony for him in your day. And the Lord will prosper his work in your hand, and cause his Truth to flourish and spread abroad. For it shall have the victory, and no weapon formed against it shall prosper. The Lord hath determined, it shall possess the gates of its enemies ; and the glory and the light thereof shall shine...
Page 4 - And when all my hopes in them and in all men were gone, so that I had nothing outwardly to help me, nor could tell what to do, then, Oh then, I heard a voice which said, There is one even Christ Jesus, that can speak to thy condition', and when I heard it my heart did leap for joy.

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