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 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 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 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 426 - ... among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind,; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Page 118 - I made tolerable progress in most branches which 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 483 - For if of our affections none find grace In sight of Heaven, then, wherefore hath God made The world which we inhabit ? Better plea Love cannot have, than that in loving thee Glory to that eternal Peace is paid, Who such divinity to thee imparts As hallows and makes pure all gentle hearts. His hope is treacherous only whose love dies With beauty, which is varying every hour ; But, in chaste hearts uninfluenced by the power Of outward change, there blooms a deathless flower, That breathes on earth...
Page 385 - Joyless and comfortless. Our days glide on ; And let him grieve who cannot choose but grieve That he hath been an elm without his vine, And her bright dower of clustering charities, That, round his trunk and branches, might have clung Enriching and adorning.
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 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.

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