Life and Times of Mrs. Lucy G. Thurston, Wife of Rev Asa Thurston, Pioneer Missionary to the Sandwich Islands, Gathered from Letters and Journals Extending Over a Period of More Than Fifty Years

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S.C. Andrews, 1882 - Congregational churches - 311 pages
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She was an old maid! To be married at 25 meant that she went off with a man she barely knew just to escape the shame of being unmarried at such a late age. Read Michener's Hawaii for more details.

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Page 306 - Behold, I stand at the door, and knock : if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and sup with him, and he with me.
Page 172 - I lift mine eyes, *-' From God is all my aid ; The God that built the skies, And earth and nature made ; God is the tower To which I fly ; His grace is nigh In every hour. 2 My feet shall never slide, And fall in fatal snares ; Since God, my guard and guide, Defends me from my fears, Those wakeful eyes That never sleep, Shall Israel keep When dangers rise. 3...
Page 140 - Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
Page 190 - The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
Page 297 - Verily, I say unto you, there is no man that hath left house, or brethren or sisters, or father or mother, or wife, or children or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with presecutions : and in the world to come eternal life.
Page 288 - I have no pleasure in them; while the sun or the light or the moon or the stars be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain; in the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened...
Page 15 - I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; a land of darkness, as darkness itself, and of the shadow of death, without any order and where the light is as darkness.
Page 255 - And as for you, ye meant evil against me ; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Page 129 - But how can an individual give efficiency to public labors, when from hour to hour, from day to day, from week to week, and from year to year, his attention is divided between the cook-room and the nursery.
Page 255 - s high above my head ; And make the covert of thy wings My shelter and my shade. 3 Within thy presence, Lord, For ever I 'll abide ; Thou art the tower of my defence, The refuge where I hide.

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