The days of the fathers in Ross-shire

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J. Maclaren, 1861 - History - 260 pages

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Page 248 - Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions ? 8 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds
Page 192 - OH THAT I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness...
Page 196 - Great, good, and just ! could I but rate My griefs, and thy too rigid fate ; I'd weep the world to such a strain, As it should deluge once again ; " But since thy loud-tongued blood demands supplies, More from Briareus' hands than Argus' eyes ; I'll sing thy obsequies with trumpet sounds, And write thy epitaph with blood and wounds.
Page 42 - He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord. But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
Page 77 - The good man is perished out of the earth : and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
Page 59 - Conscious of his strength, and knowing that he would make himself respected by all, if could only lay big Rory on his back, who was acknowledged to be the strongest man in the district, the minister joined the people, on the earliest opportunity, at their games. Challenging the whole field, he competed for the prize in putting the stone, tossing the caber, and wre'stling, and won an easy victory. His fame was established at once. The minister was now the champion of the district, and none was more...
Page 185 - A little that a just man hath is more and better far Than is the wealth of many such as lewd and wicked are. 17 For sinners' arms shall broken be ; but God the just sustains.
Page 43 - Again he sprang from his seat ; but, instead of rushing to the door, he this time fell on his knees. As he knelt, the dead body lay back again, and he ventured once more to his seat by the hearth. He had not long been there, when up again rises the corpse and now still higher than formerly; so on his knees again he fell. Observing that only while he was kneeling the dead lay still, he rose not again from his knees till the day had broken, and the shadows fled away.
Page 59 - On the night of his first arrival at Lochcarron, an attempt was made to burn the house in which he lodged, and for some time after his induction, his life was in constant danger. But the esteem he could not win as a minister, he soon acquired for his great physical strength. The first man in Lochcarron, in those days, was the champion at the athletic games.
Page 138 - Baptism is not to be administered to any that are out of the visible church, till they profess their faith in Christ, and obedience to him : but the infants of such as are members of the visible church are to be baptized.

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