A history of the West Indies: containing the natural, civil, and ecclesiastical history of each island; with an account of the missions instituted in those islands, from the commencement of their civilization, but more especially of the missions which have been established in that archipelago by the society late in connexion with the Rev. John Wesley

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Printed by Nuttall, Fisher, and Dixon, 1810 - Haiti
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Page 216 - WHEN the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. The Lord hath done great things for us ; whereof we are glad.
Page 16 - ... and it is hereby enacted and ordained by the authority of the same, that from and after the...
Page 17 - ... or by imprisonment in the common gaol, not exceeding the space of three months, or both, as shall be in that respect adjudged. " And be it further enacted and ordained by the authority aforesaid, that from and after the said first day of July next, in case any owner, possessor, or occupier of any house, out-house, yard, or other place whatsoever, shall permit any meeting of any description of persons for the purpose of hearing or joining in any such pretended teaching, preaching, praying, or...
Page 247 - Of a steep wilderness, whose hairy sides With thicket overgrown, grotesque and wild, Access denied ; and overhead up grew Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene, and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Page 16 - And be it further enacted and ordained by the authority aforesaid, That if any person which shall be suspected to be a Jesuit, seminary or massing priest, being examined by any person having lawful authority in that behalf to examine such person...
Page 15 - WHEREAS it is not only highly incumbent upon, but the first and most serious duty of all magistrates and bodies politic, to uphold and encourage the due, proper, and solemn exercise of religion and worshipping of God : and whereas nothing can tend more to bring true devotion and the practice of real religion into disrepute, than the pretended preaching, teaching, and expounding the word of...
Page 16 - ... hath increased to an alarming degree ; and during such pretended preaching, teaching, and expounding, and pretended worshipping of God, divers indecent and unseemly noises, gesticulations, and behaviour, often are used and take place, to the great annoyance of the neighbours, and to the disrepute of religion itself, and also to...
Page 428 - I arrived at English Harbour. On Friday, the 3d, I went to St. John's and waited on Mr. H. who received me kindly. The next day Mr. H. went with me to see our friends. The work that God began by Mr. Gilbert is still remaining. The Black people have been kept together by two black women, who have continued praying and meeting with those who attended every night. I preached to about thirty on Saturday night ; on Sunday morning to about the same number, and in the afternoon of the same day to about...
Page 452 - Bodily exercise profiteth but little ;" but of the latter sort, he added, "but godliness is profitable to all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come :" and this indeed is our exactest measure.
Page 289 - Coke received from it a letter tendering sugar falling upon his arm when he was at work. The place soon fretted to a sore, and the wound so spread that at length his fingers actually fell off. The disorder then ascended to his head, which became affected so much that his eyes dropped out ; and this was soon followed by several pieces of his skull. His feet also were attacked by the same irremediable complaint, and both came off. Yet he bore all this with remarkable patience, and rejoiced in hope...

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