The Lives of Robert & Mary Moffat

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A.C. Armstrong & son, 1888 - Africa, Southern - 484 pages
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Page 31 - My friend, you took a hard hammer and you have broken a hard head.
Page 366 - ... open our water ditch, and allowing it on some occasions to flood theirs. This mode of proceeding left us at times without a drop of water, even for culinary purposes. It was in vain that we pleaded, and remonstrated with the chiefs, the women were the masters in this matter. Mr Hamilton and I were daily compelled to go alternately three miles with a spade, about three o'clock...
Page 262 - Redeemer, and the all-sufficiency of his undertaking, is confident that all things shall work together for good to those who love God, and are the called according to his purpose.
Page 12 - Bible, seemed to be laid opon, and I saw at once what God had done for the sinner, and what was required of the sinner to obtain the Divine favour and the assurance of eternal life. I felt that being justified by faith I had peace with God through the Lord Jesus Christ ; and that he was made unto me wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. " Oh, to grace how great a debtor Daily I'm constrained to be !" I must now tell you how God led me to become a missionary to the heathen.
Page 264 - There, on a green and flowery mount, Our weary souls shall sit, And with transporting joys recount The labours of our feet.
Page 368 - Batlapis, and the neighbouring tribes," says he, " are a nation of levellers ; not reducing hills to comparative plains, for the sake of building their towns, but cutting down every species of timber without regard to scenery or economy. Houses are chiefly composed of small timber, and their fences of branches and shrubs. Thus, when they fix on a site for a town, their first consideration is to be as near a thicket as possible. The whole is presently levelled, leaving only a few trees, one in each...
Page 6 - I only ask you whether you will read a chapter in the Bible every morning, and another every evening." " I interrupted by saying, ' Mother, you know I read my Bible.' " " I know you do ; but you do not read it regularly, or as a duty you owe to God its Author.
Page 370 - It is very easy, in a country of high refinement, to speculate on what might be done among rude and savage men ; but the Christian missionary, the only experimentalist, has invariably found that to make the fruit good, the tree must first be made good...
Page 52 - My grace is sufficient for thee, my strength is made perfect in weakness...
Page 31 - Hottentots ! do you mean that, then ! Let me go to the mountain, and call the baboons, if you want a congregation of that sort. Or, stop, I have it ; my sons, call the dogs that lie in front of the door — they will do.

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