Journal of Richard Mather. 1635: His Life and Death. 1670

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D. Clapp, 1850 - Clergy - 108 pages

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The first half, written by Richard Mather is an excellent account of the travails of crossing the ocean in the 17th century. Any historian who wants to learn about day to day life should definitely read the first half of this book.

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Page 38 - Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
Page 79 - I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith ; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me at that day ; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Page 48 - Bishop had him alone, / have (saith he) an earnest Request unto you, and you must not deny me; It is that you would pray for me: for I know (said he) the Prayers of men that fear God will avail much, and you I believe are such an one.
Page 79 - All the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change come.
Page 35 - Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord ; they rest from their labours, and their works follow them...
Page 52 - Satan and wrath of men must be suffered to break forth, untill this choice Instrument had his mouth stopped in unrighteousness. The Lecture which he kept at Prescot caused him to be much taken notice of, and so was the more unto the Adversaries of the Truth an object...
Page 53 - Lords presence with him at that time, himself doth in a Manuscript left in his Study thus express it: In the passages of that day, I have this to bless the Name of God for, that the terrour of their...
Page 49 - Hoult, Daughter to Edmund Hoult, Esq ; of Bury in. Lancashire. She had (and that deservedly) the repute of a very godly and prudent Maid. The Motion for several years met with Obstructions, by reason of her...
Page 42 - God intended better for me," he said, " than I would have chosen for myself; and therefore my father, though in other things indulgent enough, yet in this would never condescend to my request, but by putting me in hope that, by his speaking to the master, things would be amended, would still over-rule me to go on in my studies. And good it was to me to be overruled by him and his discretion, rather than to be left to my own affections and desires.

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