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Sivu 305 - But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I may finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Sivu 187 - The bare-washed rock, and the drooping grass, And the creeping vine, as the waters pass, A rude and unshapely chapel stands, Built up in that wild by unskilled hands...
Sivu 270 - And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and of the martyrs of Jesus : and when I saw her, I wondered with great wonder
Sivu 321 - Rale's village stood, and perhaps curiosity may have carried him thither. If so, he has found a lovely, sequestered spot in the depth of nature's stillness, on a point around which the waters of the Kennebec, not far from their confluence with those of Sandy River, sweep on in their beautiful course, as if to the music of the rapids above ; a spot over which the sad memory of the past, without its passions, will throw a charm, and on which, he will believe, the ceaseless worship of nature might blend...
Sivu 207 - God has made them a terrible scourge for the punishment of our sins. And probably that very sin of ours in neglecting the welfare of their souls. For we have not expressed the like laudable care for them, as hath been done in the southern and western parts of the country. But indeed, we have rather aimed to advance a private trade, than to instruct them in the principles of true religion. This brings to my remembrance a remarkable saying of one of their chief sachems, whom (a little before the war...
Sivu 406 - Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lord, King GEORGE ; and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way...
Sivu 406 - ... and to the happiness and prosperity of Thy people. We also pray Thee to bless our provincial assemblies, magistrates, and all in subordinate places of power and trust. Be with Thy servant, the Commander-in-chief of the American forces. Afford him Thy presence in all his undertakings; strengthen him that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies ; and grant that we may in due time be restored to the enjoyment of those inestimable blessings we have been deprived of by the devices of cruel and...
Sivu 294 - It is a quarto volume in Rale's own handwriting. On the first leaf is the following note, written by him in 1691. 'II ya un an que je suis parmi les sauvages ; je commence a mettre en ordre, en forme do dictiounaire, les mots que j'apprens.
Sivu 365 - Parliament are useless, although necessary forms. They are both determined against you. The secret history of the Stamp Act would give you the real sentiments of the Court. Westminster Hall will do you justice, and a great number of separate actions against him will make your late proud, despotic governor tremble. You have many warm friends here, who will never give up your cause, nor rest till the declaratory bill, as well as all the late duties, are absolutely repealed.
Sivu 295 - Nanrantsouak was the place French or Latin. One can scarcely look at this important manuscript, with its dingy and venerable leaves, without associations of deep interest with those labors, and that life in the 'wilderness, of which it is now the only memorial The dictionary was printed in 1833, in the first volume of the new series of the Memoirs of the American Academy, under the care and direction of Mr. John Pickering, who furnished it with an introduction and notes, which enhance its value.

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