The life of Bernard Gilpin

G. Cox, 1854 - 139 páginas

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Página 102 - This custom (of duels) still prevailed on the Borders, where Saxon barbarism held its latest possession. These wild Northumbrians, indeed, went beyond the ferocity of their ancestors. They were not content with a duel : each contending party used to muster what adherents he could, and commence a kind of petty war. So that a private grudge would often occasion much bloodshed.
Página viii - Let him study the Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament. Therein are contained the words of eternal life. It has God for its author; salvation for its end ; and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.
Página 39 - Arriving at the Mount of St. Mary's, in the stony stage where I now stand, I have brought you some fine biscuits, baked in the oven of charity, and carefully conserved for the chickens of the church, the sparrows of the Spirit, and the sweet swallows of salvation.
Página 128 - His speech began to falter before he finished his exhortations. The remaining hours of his life he spent in prayer and broken conversations with some select friends, mentioning often the consolations of Christianity, declaring they were the only true ones, that nothing else could bring a man peace at the last.
Página 114 - There is the enjoyment of life, indeed ! Who can blame that man for not accepting of a Bishopric ! What doth he want to make him greater, or happier, or more useful to mankind ! " Towards the latter part of his life, he went through his duty with great difficulty.
Página 107 - God hath exalted you to be the bishop of this diocese, and requireth an account of your government thereof. A reformation of all those matters which are amiss in this church, is expected at your hands. And now, lest perhaps, while it is apparent that so many enormities are committed every where, your lordship should make answer, that you had no notice of them given you, and that these things never came to your knowledge...
Página 107 - ... .do in person, or suffer through your connivance to be done by others, is wholly your own. Therefore, in the presence of God, his angels, and men, I pronounce you to be the author of all these evils ; yea, and in that strict day of the general account I will be a witness to testify against you, that all these things have come to your knowledge by my means; and all these men shall bear witness thereof, who have heard me speak unto you this day.
Página 39 - As for the inferior clergy," says Fuller, " the best that could be gotten were placed in pastoral charges. Alas ! tolerability was eminency in that age. A rush candle seemed a torch, where no brighter light was ever seen before.
Página 109 - Whenever he met a poor boy upon the road, he would make trial of his capacity by a few questions, and if he found it such as pleased him, he would provide for his education *. Thus he used to bring several every year from the different parts where he preached, particularly Reads-dale and Tine-dale.
Página 114 - When ;he ;had got to Rainton-hill, which rises about a. mile from Houghton, and commands the vale, he turned his horse to take one more view of the place ; ;and having kept his eye fixed upon it for some time...

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