The pulpit; or, A biographical and literary account of eminent popular preachers, interspersed with occasional clerical criticism, by Onesimus, Volume 2

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Page 361 - There stands the messenger of truth : there stands The legate of the skies ! His theme divine, His office sacred, his credentials clear. By him the violated law speaks out Its thunders ; and by him, in strains as sweet As angels use, the gospel whispers peace.
Page 352 - One family we dwell in Him, One Church above, beneath, Though now divided by the stream, The narrow stream, of death...
Page 255 - Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,' — the voice of the preacher, which had all along faltered, grew fainter and fainter, until, his utterance being entirely obstructed by the force of his feelings, he raised his handkerchief to his eyes, and burst into a loud and irrepressible flood of grief. The effect is inconceivable.
Page 60 - Stood in himself collected, while each part, Motion, each act won audience ere the tongue...
Page 211 - And Paul said, I would to GOD, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.
Page 255 - Saviour; when he drew, to the life, his blessed eyes streaming in tears to heaven; his voice breathing to God, a soft and gentle prayer of pardon on his enemies, * Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do...
Page 173 - ... numbers, dispersion, and adherence to their religion, have furnished every age, and every nation of the world, with the strongest arguments for the Christian faith, not only as these very particulars are foretold of them, but as they themselves are the depositaries of these, and all the other prophecies, which tend to their own confusion. Their number furnishes us with a sufficient cloud of witnesses that attest the truth of the old Bible.
Page 278 - ... holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
Page 318 - Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Page 173 - Their number furnishes us with a sufficient cloud of witnesses that attest the truth of the Old Bible. Their dispersion spreads these witnesses through all parts of the world, the adherence to their religion makes their testimony unquestionable.

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