Memoirs of Rev. Joseph Buckminster, D.D.,: And of His Son, Rev. Joseph Stevens Buckminster

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Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851 - 492 pages

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Page 431 - Elegance of style is not to be weighed against purity of heart, purity both from the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eye, and the pride of life.
Page 157 - Jacob selah lift up your heads O ye gates and be ye lifted up ye everlasting doors and the King of glory shall come in...
Page 187 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Page 158 - And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not : I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Page 118 - I attended to, while in this school; but there was one thing I could not do. I could not make a declamation. I could not speak before the school. The kind and excellent Buckminster sought, especially, to persuade me to perform the exercise of declamation, like other boys ; but I could not do it Many a piece did I commit to memory, and recite and rehearse, in my own room, over and over again; yet when the day came, when the school collected to hear...
Page 119 - Many a piece did I commit to memory and rehearse in my own room, over and over again ; but when the day came, when the school collected, when my name was called, and I saw all eyes turned upon my seat, I could not raise myself from it. Sometimes the masters frowned, sometimes they smiled. Mr Buckminster always pressed and entreated, with the most winning kindness, that I would only venture once ; but I could not command sufficient resolution, and when the occasion was over I went home and wept bitter...
Page 198 - ... to give no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed ; but in all things to approve themselves as the ministers of God.
Page 431 - Effectual calling is the work of God's Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel.
Page 185 - Tongue, that very pious book. It happened also remarkably enough, that the subject of the sermon preached to us to-day by Dr. Burrows, the rector of St. Clement Danes, was the certainty that at the last day we must give an account of 'the deeds done in the body;' and, amongst various acts of culpability he mentioned evil-speaking.
Page 74 - Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet ah ! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies ? Thought would destroy their paradise. No more ; —where ignorance is bliss, "T is folly to be wise.

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