Memoirs of Ruth Follows...: For Sixty Years a Minister in the Society of Friends

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C. Bentham, 1829 - 156 pages

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Page 126 - How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel! As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the Lord hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.
Page 147 - I know that all of you have often tasted with me of " the good word of life, and of the powers of the world to come...
Page 126 - Israel; the Lord our God is with us, and the shout of a king is amongst us.
Page 33 - Lord, for he hath told us that "where two or three are gathered together in his name, there will he be in the midst of them.
Page 119 - Let it be thy concern to keep a conscience void of offence both toward God and man. This is what I Desire to hear of thee and my other relatives.
Page 124 - Jhat as I am in the way of my duty, I shall be preserved, although we travel through considerable difficulties both from within and without. We have been through the North, amongst a sort of people that fear not God as they ought — yet, blessed be our Lord, we have felt his power and love to be extended even to these poor rebellious creatures. I am often with you in spirit, looking as upon or into your meetings, where you have none to rely upon but the Lord.
Page 17 - I being then about the thirtieth year of my age. In a little time after, I heard that Elizabeth Fletcher, a friend in Derbyshire, had a concern on her mind to visit the counties of Huntingdon, Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, so to London, in order to visit that great city, and was enquiring where she might meet with a companion who had the same concern : this took such hold of me when I first heard of it, that it struck like a dart ; but I would not have consented to it, if I could have had...
Page 14 - Although I had such parents, and was accounted much like my dear mother, yet after she was taken from us I left her counsel behind me, trod her testimony under my feet and took a large swing in vanity, frequenting such company as had like to have proved my utter ruin. But blessed be the Lord ! he closely followed me with his sharp reproofs, and forever let my soul praise his holy name!
Page 15 - As our desire continued not to esteem these lower enjoyments above those that are unchangeable, but having food and raiment to be therewith content, so I can say we have not wanted, but have been favoured beyond what we did expect ; and as we really loved the company of good Friends, several were sent to visit us, with whom we had comfortable meetings.

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