The Society of Friends in Kennebec County, Maine

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H.W. Blake, 1892 - Society of Friends - 30 pages
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Page 28 - Lowly before the Unseen Presence knelt Each waiting heart, till haply some one felt On his moved lips the seal of silence melt. Or, without spoken words, low breathings stole Of a diviner life from soul to soul, Baptizing in one tender thought the whole.
Page 3 - Shoemaker, was one of those, to whom, under ruder or purer form, the Divine Idea of the Universe is pleased to manifest itself; and, across all the hulls of Ignorance and earthly Degradation, shine through, in unspeakable Awfulness, unspeakable Beauty, on their souls : who therefore are rightly accounted Prophets, God-possessed ; or even Gods, as in some periods it has chanced.
Page 3 - History,' says Teufelsdrockh, ' is not the Diet of Worms, still less the Battle of Austerlitz, Waterloo, Peterloo, or any other Battle ; but an incident passed carelessly over by most Historians, and treated with some degree of ridicule by others : namely, George Fox's making to himself a suit of Leather. This man, the first of the Quakers, and by trade a Shoemaker, was one of those, to whom, under ruder or purer...
Page 15 - Ecroyd to be my husband, promising, through Divine Assistance, to be unto him a loving and faithful wife until it shall please the Lord by death to separate us,
Page 16 - That by desiring what is perfectly good, even when we don't quite know what it is and cannot do what we would, we are part of the divine power against evil widening the skirts of light and making the struggle with darkness narrower...
Page 15 - Friends, in the fear of the Lord, and before this assembly, I take this my friend AB to be my wife, promising, through divine assistance, to be unto her a loving and faithful husband, until it shall please the Lord by death to separate us.
Page 30 - He bowed him to bear, Nor my knees press Gethsemane's garden of prayer. Yet loved of the Father, thy Spirit is near To the meek, and the lowly, and penitent here ; And the voice of thy love is the same even now, As at Bethany's tomb, or on Olivet's brow. Oh, the outward hath gone ! — but in glory and power...
Page 15 - Friends, in the presence of the Lord, and before this assembly, I take DE to be my wife ; promising with divine assistance, to be unto her a loving and faithful husband, until death shall separate us...
Page 4 - As these thoughts were passing in his mind, David Sands turned and fixed his eye full in his face and in the most solemn manner said: " Art thou willing to be a fool?" when he paused and again repeated, " Art thou willing to become a fool for Christ's sake?" He continued with such power that Remington Hobbie could not withstand it, and in a short time he was fully convinced of Friends
Page 20 - Harlem monthly meeting," which was to be held one third part of the time in Fairfax. In 18 15, a preparative meeting was established in Wilton, where a small meeting for worship had, been attended several years. In the same year a meeting was established in the town of Unity. A small meeting...

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