Samuel Grant Simpkins: A Memorial

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Geo. H. Ellis, 1890 - 41 pages
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Page 39 - So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan, which moves To that mysterious realm, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave, Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Page 33 - ... the battle-field. He spoke his convictions fearlessly; he carried the spear of Ithuriel, but he wore no breastplate save that which protects him " Whose armor is his honest thought, And simple truth his utmost skill.
Page 1 - Only a sweet and virtuous soul, Like seasoned timber, never gives; But though the whole world turn to coal, Then chiefly lives.
Page 1 - WHO is the honest man ? He that doth still and strongly good pursue, To God, his neighbor, and himself most true : Whom neither force nor fawning can Unpin, or wrench from giving all their due. Whose honesty is not So loose or easy, that a ruffling wind Can blow away, or glittering look it blind : Who rides his sure and even trot, While the world now rides by, now lags behind.
Page 9 - And lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument...
Page 30 - Our faith is in Jesus, as the Christ, the Son of God. " And we do hereby form ourselves into a Church of his Disciples, that we may cooperate together in the study and practice of Christianity.
Page 11 - ... sixteen and sixty years of age, at about one hundred and twenty thousand, most of whom possessed arms, and were expert in their use. There could be no general muster ; but during the summer, the drum and fife were heard in every hamlet, and the several companies paraded for discipline. One day in August, Gage revoked Hancock's commission in the Boston cadets ; and that company resented the insult by returning the king's standard and disbanding.
Page 38 - Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
Page 13 - ... departed friend, who for forty years labored as their pastor, with learning, zeal, and fidelity, and who ever afterward evinced a fatherly solicitude for the welfare and interests of the parish.
Page 13 - ... labored as their pastor, with learning, zeal, and fidelity, and who ever afterward evinced a fatherly solicitude for the welfare and interests of the parish." An exemplar of purity and benevolence, his manners exhibiting the dignity of a former age, his preaching a peculiar chastity and even elegance of style, the impression upon all who knew him was not to be easily effaced.

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