Divine Poems and Essays, on Various Subjects; In Two Parts

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 162 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1804 Excerpt: ... Hecommentoatarp preface. DEAR FRIENDS, The following miscellaneous collection, has been written by a pious godly woman; whom, I really believe, fears God above many. In many of her writings her style is rather masculine than otherwise; and therefore she has been suspected of publishing works under her name, which were not her own, but had some minister for their author......whoever thus judged, I am persuaded, were altogether mistaken. Being frequently in the company of ministers, it is not to be wondered at if she should imperceptibly speak or write, in some respects, after their manner. The pieces in prose and verse that are here presented to thee, are not controversial; but they will be found to be of such a nature, that I think all unprejudiced friends of the Lord Jesus Christ will cordially receive them. A warm attachment to and no inconsiderable zeal for the glorious doctrines of the trinity....of the divinity of the Lord Jesus, and of the divinity and divine personality of the Holy Ghost, are discernable throughout the work: nor are the other truths of the gospel sparingly introduced....If thou, beloved reader, art one of the followers of the lamb; if Christ be very precious to thee; if his name be as ointment poured forth to thy soul; then, most probably, the perusal of this IV XJECOMMKNDATORY PREFACE. publication will afford thee both pleasure and profit; especially if thou lookest up to the blessed Spirit of God for a divine blessing upon it. If it should be asked, what was my inducement to write this recommendatory address? I must inform the reader, that it was not from any supposition that the name at the close hereof, had any weight, which would render any capital service to the performance or to the spread thereof; or that either the one or the..

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