Old Redstone, Or, Historical Sketches of Western Presbyterianism: Its Early Ministers, Its Perilous Times, and Its First Records

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Lippincott, Grambo & Company, 1854 - 459 páginas

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Página 177 - For that which I do I allow not : for what I would, that do I not ; but what I hate, that do I.
Página 201 - Christ; and, whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings, which we also suffer : or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation...
Página 229 - But exhort one another daily, while it is called to-day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin;" Heb. iii. 12, 13. "And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much, the more, as ye see the day approaching;
Página 146 - The fort consisted of cabins, blockhouses, and stockades. A range of cabins commonly formed one side at least of the fort. Divisions, or partitions of logs separated the cabins from each other. The walls on the outside were ten or twelve feet high, the slope of the roof being turned wholly inward. A very few of these cabins had puncheon floors, the greater part were earthen.
Página 282 - ... unnatural separation and sale of husband and wife from each other, and from their children, an injury the greatness of which can only be conceived by supposing that we were in the same unhappy case.
Página 30 - It has ever been my opinion," said he, " and I hope it ever will be, that restraints on conscience are cruel in regard to those on whom they are imposed, and injurious to the country imposing them. England, Holland, and Prussia I may quote as examples, and much more Pennsylvania, which has flourished under that delightful liberty, so as to become the admiration of every man who considers the short time it has been settled. . . . This colony (Virginia) was...
Página 42 - And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt : get you down thither, and buy for us from thence ; that we may live, and not die.
Página vii - Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations. Ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
Página 101 - The furniture for the table, for several years after the settlement of this country, consisted of a few pewter dishes, plates and spoons ; but mostly of wooden bowls, trenchers and noggins. If these last were scarce, gourds and hard-shelled squashes made up the deficiency. The iron pots, knives and forks, were brought from the east side of the mountains along with the salt and iron, on pack-horses. These articles of furniture corresponded very well with the articles of diet, on which they were employed....
Página 107 - ... rifle. The bleating of the fawn brought its dam to her death in the same way. The hunter often collected a company of mopish owls to the trees about his camp, and amused himself with their hoarse screaming. His howl would raise and obtain responses from a pack of wolves, so as to inform him of their neighborhood, as well as guard him against their depredations.

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