History of Methodism in Illinois, from 1793 to 1832

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Walden and Stowe, 1883 - Methodism - 410 pages
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Page 221 - She openeth her mouth with wisdom ; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed ; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Page 42 - O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea...
Page 221 - Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Page 354 - He was born in Virginia, July 8, 1803. At a camp-meeting held at Ebenezer, in Clarke county, in 1820, he professed religion. "Being very soon impressed that it was his duty to preach the gospel, he conferred not with flesh and blood, but obeyed his convictions ; and being authorized by the Church, he entered upon his new life with all the zeal and fervor peculiar to his character. He gave himself up entirely to the great work assigned him, and labored to the utmost of his strength for the salvation...
Page 64 - ... take a superannuated relation at the conference of 1834. He then retired to his farm in Cook county, Illinois, where he died in the bosom of his family. The last moments of our beloved and deceased brother were such as might be expected from his long and laborious life in the way of doing good. To a ministerial brother, who visited him shortly before his demise, he said that God had been with him from the time of his conversion, and was still with him. His last moments were tranquil, and he died...
Page 54 - God. Among the rest was our wild man. His history is a peculiar one. He lived in the American Bottom, had a fine estate, and was a professed deist. He told us that a few nights before we passed his house he dreamed that the day of judgment was at hand, and that three men...
Page 53 - Put my name down, if you please,' and then fell to the ground. Others started to run off and fell — some escaped. We were busy in getting the* fallen to one place, which we effected about sunset, when the man who wished his name on the roll arose and ran off like a wild beast. Looking...
Page 259 - Hold the pattern of sound words which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
Page 58 - Arkansas, and many in the day of judgment from those poor frontier regions will rise up and call him blessed. I think it was in the fall of 1819 our beloved old Brother "Walker, who had traveled all his life, or nearly so, came over to our Tennessee Conference, which sat in Nashville, to see us ; but, O ! how weather-beaten and war-worn was he ; almost, if not altogether, without decent apparel to appear among us. We soon made a collection, and had him a decent suit of clothes to put on; and never...
Page 236 - Holliday, we may say, that there are few traits of real excellence that he did not possess in an eminent degree. As a preacher he was clear, sound, and practical. When he indulged in doctrinal controversy, although he was decided, and expressed his views in strong language, he was always kind and loving to the person of an opponent.

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