Some remarkable passages in the life of ... col. James Gardiner; with an appendix

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Page 172 - He comes from thickest films of vice To clear the mental ray, And on the eyeballs of the blind To pour celestial day.
Page 189 - All that his faithful attendant saw further at this time was, that as his hat was falling off, he took it in his left hand and waved it as a signal to him to retreat, and added, what were the last words he ever heard him speak, 'Take care of yourself;' upon which the servant retired.
Page 187 - Colonel at the beginning of the onset, which in the whole lasted but a few minutes, received a wound by a bullet in his left breast, which made him give a sudden spring in his saddle ; upon which his servant, who...
Page 151 - Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble ; I will deliver him, and honour him. 'With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Page 33 - ... he read in it : and yet, while this book was in his hand, an impression was made upon his mind, (perhaps God only knows how), which drew after it a train of the most important and happy consequences.
Page 23 - The happy rake." Yet still the checks of conscience, and some remaining principles of so good an education, would break in upon his most licentious hours ; and I particularly remember he told me, that when some of his dissolute companions were once congratulating him on his distinguished felicity, a dog happening at that time to come into the room, he could not forbear groaning inwardly, and saying to himself,
Page 186 - ... sheltered under a rick of barley, which happened to be in the field. About three in the morning he called his domestic servants to him , of which there were four in waiting.
Page 34 - He thought he saw an unusual blaze of light fall on the book while he was reading, which he at first imagined might happen by some accident in the candle. But lifting up his eyes, he apprehended, to his extreme amazement, that there was before him, as it were suspended in the air, a visible representation of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the cross, surrounded on all sides with a glory: and was impressed as if a voice, or something equivalent to a voice, had come to him, to this effect...
Page 188 - Colonel and some other gallant officers did what they could to rally them once or twice, they at last. took a precipitate flight.
Page 75 - Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, and in the power of the Holy Ghost.

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