Old Andover Days: Memories of a Puritan Childhood

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Pilgrim Press, 1908 - Andover (Mass.) - 188 pages
 

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Page 111 - And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD. Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
Page 115 - Prayer is the simplest form of speech That infant lips can try : Prayer the sublimest strains that reach The Majesty on high. 4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, The Christian's native air ; His watchword at the gates of death ; He enters heaven with prayer. 5 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice, Returning from his ways ; While angels in their songs rejoice, And cry—
Page 164 - I have seen few more striking figures in my life than his, as I remember it. Tall, lean, with strong, bold features, a keen, scholarly, accipitrine nose, thin, expressive lips, great solemnity and impressiveness of voice and manner, he was my early model of a classic orator. His air was Roman, his neck long and bare like Cicero's, and his toga, — that is his broadcloth cloak, — was carried on his arm, whatever might have been the weather, with such a statue - like rigid grace that he might have...
Page 64 - ... the duty of the Master, as the age and capacities of the Scholars will admit, not only to instruct and establish them in the truth of Christianity; but also early and diligently to inculcate upon them the great and important Scripture doctrines of the existence of One true God, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; of the fall of man, the depravity of human nature; the necessity of an atonement...
Page 73 - ... of every kind of service: 15 Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and for their lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and for the lamps thereof...
Page 63 - Institution may have influence ; it shall be the duty of the Master, as the age and capacities of the Scholars will admit, not only to instruct and establish them in the truth of Christianity ; but also early and diligently to inculcate upon them the great and important scripture doctrines of the existence of One true GOD, the FATHER, SON, and HOLY GHOST ; of the fall of man, the depravity of human nature } the necessity of an atonement, and of our...
Page 64 - Minds ; the doctrines of Repentance toward God, and of Faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ — of Sanctification by the Holy Spirit, and of Justification by the Free Grace of God, through the Redemption that is in Jesus Christ, in opposition to the erroneous and dangerous doctrine of Justification by our own merit, or a dependence on Self-Righteousness ; together with the other important doctrines and duties of our holy Christian Religion.
Page 89 - And the curious girdle of his ephod, that was upon it, was of the same, according to the work thereof; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Page 164 - Of the noted men of Andover the one whom I remember best was Professor Moses Stuart. His house was nearly opposite the one in which I resided, and I often met him and listened to him in the chapel of the Seminary. I have seen few more striking figures in my life than his, as I remember it. Tall, lean, with strong, bold features, a keen, scholarly, accipitrine nose, thin, expressive lips, great solemnity and impressiveness of voice and manner, he was my early model of a classic orator. His air was...
Page 125 - With the bright freight washed from life's stormy shore ; 0 goodly clime, how lovely is thy strand, With those dear faces seen on earth no more ! The veil between this world and that to come Grows tremulous and quivers with their breath ; Dimly we hear their voices, see their hands, Inviting us to the release of death. 0 Thou, in whom thy saints above, below, Are one and undivided, grant us grace In patience yet to bear our daily cross, — In patience run our hourly shortening race ! And while on...

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