Prisons of Air (Google eBook)

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J.W. Lovell, 1891 - 270 pages
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Page 186 - I have done those things that I ought not to have done, and have left undone those things that I ought to have done," I was startled at the measure of sin that I had confessed.
Page 48 - Here lies the body of EDWARD HELDON, Practitioner in Physics and Chirurgery Born in Bedfordshire, England, in the year of our Lord 1542. Was contemporary with, and one of the pallbearers of William Shakespeare, of the Avon. After a brief illness his spirit ascended in the year of our Lord 1618 — aged 76.
Page 272 - ... Mr. Conway has presented both sides of the vexed slavery question with great fairness. He does not shrink from exposing the horrors of slavery, but at the same time he gives an exceedingly truthful and attractive picture of Southern life and Southern hospitality." The Edinburgh Scotsman says : " It is well and brightly written. Style and story are vivid and vigorous. The book thrills with genial sentiment and exalts the nobility of goodness.
Page 83 - We agreed long ago, didn't we, that the sins of the fathers should not be visited on the children.
Page 272 - Mr. Conway could hardly fail to write an entertaining novel. . . The whole is a healthy and genuine American production." The London Saturday Review says : " It describes a number of lively scenes and stirring events. . Of this old life on the plantations Mr. Conway has drawn an amusing and apparently truthful picture.
Page 70 - Turning to me, he placed a small satchel in my hand, requesting that it should not be opened except in the event of his death, in which case the souvenirs it contained, with the exception of a little prayer-book, intended for me, and which I still possess, should be sent to his family. On the fly-leaf of this book is the following: "Lewis A. Armistead. Trust in God and fear nothing.
Page 34 - Edmond was in a happier frame of mind than he had been for some...
Page 33 - It made a shocking scandal in the neighbourhood before I came to Oxcleeve,' as if her coming would have prevented the scandal. Lady Jones opened her lips as if to say something, then closed them again, and at last spoke deliberately. ' The sins of the fathers visited on the children unto the third and fourth generation,' she said slowly ; ' but I thought that was a Jewish and not a Christian decree.
Page 203 - Quakerism to him, — a passion for beauty, ruddy-hearted love of life, and a personality not to be conventionalized, — rose full-grown in him.

About the author (1891)

Moncure Daniel Conway was born on March 17, 1832 in Falmouth, Stafford County. He was an American abolitionist, Unitarian clergyman, and author. He graduated from Dickinson College in 1849, studied law for a year, and then became a Methodist minister in his native state. In 1852, thanks largely to the influence of Ralph Waldo Emerson, his religious and political views underwent a radical change, and he entered the Harvard University school of divinity, where he graduated in 1854. Here he fell under the influence of "transcendentalism", and became an outspoken abolitionist. After graduation from Harvard University, Conway accepted a call to the First Unitarian Church of Washington, D.C., where he was ordained in 1855, but his anti-slavery views brought about his dismissal in 1856. From 1856 to 1861 he was a Unitarian minister in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he also edited a short-lived liberal periodical called The Dial. Subsequently he became editor of the Commonwealth in Boston, and wrote The Rejected Stone (1861) and The Golden Hour (1862), both powerful pleas for emancipation. In 1864, he became the minister of the South Place Chapel and leader of the then named South Place Religious Society in Finsbury, London. His thinking continued to move from Emersonian transcendentalism toward a more humanistic "freethought". Moncure Conway's title's include: Life and Papers of Edmund Randolph, The Life of Thomas Paine with an unpublished sketch of Pain, Solomon and Solomonic Literature and My Pilgrimage to the Wise Men of the East. He passed away on November 5, 1907.

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