The first fifty years of the Sunday school

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Page 28 - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me; because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me : and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Page 149 - Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art the guide of my youth...
Page 13 - Ah ! sir, said the woman to whom I was speaking, could you take a view of this part of the town on a Sunday, you would be shocked indeed, for then the street is filled with multitudes of these wretches, who, released on that day from employment, spend their time in noise and riot, playing at chuck...
Page 21 - the change could not have been more extraordinary in my opinion, had they been transformed from the shape of wolves and tigers to that of men.
Page 14 - The children were to come soon after ten in the morning, and stay till twelve ; they were then to go home, and return at one ; and after reading a lesson, they were to be conducted to church. After church they were to be employed in repeating the catechism till halfpast five, and then to be dismissed with an injunction to go home without making a noise, and by no means to play in the street.
Page 12 - We found more than two thousand people in the parish, almost all very poor; no gentry; a dozen wealthy farmers, hard, brutal, and ignorant. We saw but one Bible in all the parish, and that was used to prop a flower-pot.
Page 20 - This is the spot on which I stood when I saw the destitution of the children and the desecration of the Sabbath by the inhabitants of the city. As I asked, ' Can nothing be done ?' a voice answered,
Page 10 - alas!" continues the worthy Prelate, "never was " Church more shamefully neglected. The Bishop has " several times been there for months together without " seeing the face of Dean or Prebendary, or anything
Page 122 - In the doctrines of the supremacy of the inspired Scriptures as the rule of faith and duty — the lost state of man by nature, and his exposure to endless punishment in a future world — his recovery only by the free, sovereign, and sustaining grace of God, through the...

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