A Family History in Letters and Documents, 1667-1837: Concerning the Forefathers of Winthrop Sargent Gilman, and His Wife Abia Swift Lippincott, Volume 1

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Page 331 - As iron sharpeneth iron, so doth a man the countenance of his friend.
Page 250 - And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him, sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more.
Page 249 - But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Page 247 - FATHER, I will that they whom thou hast given me be with me where I am : that they may behold my glory which thou hast given me : for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
Page 250 - What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?
Page 333 - ... if well built and tight, as indeed they mostly are. An immense oar is placed on the roof on each side near the bow, (which has given these boats the nick-name of " broad horns,") and another at the stern. These are used only to direct the course of the flat, which is allowed to float with the current, and thus she pursues her voyage, like man on his earthly pilgrimage, to that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveller of her species ever returns ; for, being calculated to stem the current,...
Page 42 - Rev. xxi, 3, 4. III. 1. A third scriptural mark of those who are born of God, and the greatest of all, is love ; even the love of God shed abroad in their hearts, by the Holy Ghost which is given unto them,
Page 154 - ... the best that could meet the unanimous concurrence of the States in Convention; it was done by bargain and Compromise, yet notwithstanding its imperfections, on the adoption of it depends (in my feeble judgment) whether we shall become a respectable nation, or a people torn to pieces by intestine commotions, and rendered contemptible for ages.
Page 314 - This is a good man ; here is nothing for me;" but when his master came to the prayer of the publican, " God be merciful to me a sinner...
Page 44 - Essex regiment, while it gives no sign of the prevailing religious feeling, illustrates the ardor of the New England people towards their rash adventure : — BOSTON, Apr. 24, 1745. SIR, I hope this will find you...

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