Life and Letters of David Coit Scudder, Missionary in Southern India

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Hurd, 1864 - Missions - 402 pages
 

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Page 383 - Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that doth so easily beset us...
Page 384 - ... earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust ; in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Page 385 - Nay, we may begin this blessed state while we are upon earth, by " setting our hearts and affections upon the things that are above, and having our conversation in heaven, from whence also we look for a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile bodies, that they may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able to subdue all things to Himself.
Page 33 - Nevertheless I am continually with thee : thou hast holden me by my right hand. 24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
Page 362 - Madura. We reached the village near which the relics are at dusk, and passed the night. . . . Before five in the morning, . we set out for the remains, about half a mile off. All that is seen above the surface is the rim of an earthen pot, about a foot and a half or two feet in diameter. There were some dozen or more to be seen. So we set to work to dig one up. It was about two feet deep, without a cover, and filled tight with gravel. We dug out the gravel, and at the bottom found two little pots,...
Page 356 - I had what might fairly be termed a tramp, and with rather an unusual object in view. You know I have always been interested in the antiquities of India, and especially in matters pertaining to the hill tribes. I had read often of the relics found on the Nilagiris, but did not know until recently that similar remains were to be found on these Pulney Hills. A few weeks ago, I heard from Mr. Taylor that such remains were upon the hills, and accessible : so I at once proposed an excursion in search....
Page 171 - We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us." The feebleness and the strength are side by side; as the one grows, the other too, until they understand the saying, "When I am weak, then am I strong; I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me.
Page 366 - I think the broken pots, etc., are evidences that the place is a family tomb, or was, and that pots were broken or disarranged by persons entering to make fresh deposits. But such enormous slabs of stone ! The room faces exactly east, and the slabs are six feet thick by seven or eight high ; the end ones three feet wide by seven high. There is no place short of a mile whence they could have been brought.
Page 395 - ... theological seminary, though perfectly unostentatious, may be studied with profit. We have not space to follow it. It must suffice to say, that when the news of his death reached Andover, the senior professor said in his lecture room to his class, " You could trace his course through this seminary as a river through a meadow, by the greenness of its banks. If he had died immediately upon leaving us, he would have done a life's work.

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