Letters of Martha Smith: With a Short Memoir of Her Life

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Piercy and Reed, Printers, 1844 - 230 pages

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Page 173 - Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether boldest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place ; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed : and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this...
Page 13 - The chamber where the good man meets his fate Is privileged beyond the common walk Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of Heaven.
Page 75 - Behold, how good and how pleasant a thing it is for brethren to dwell together in unity...
Page 56 - Here is firm footing ; here is solid rock ! This can support us ; all is sea besides ; Sinks under us ; bestorms, and then devours. His hand the good man fastens on the skies, And bids earth roll, nor feels her idle whirl.
Page 18 - In the first place, I was removed from all the wickedness of the world here. I had neither the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, or the pride of life.
Page 163 - The catechism says that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever, which of course is applicable mainly to God as seen in his works.
Page 187 - ... avarice : verily, these righteousnesses have their reward ; but in respect to a final acceptation with the Supreme Being, they ought only to be esteemed as filthy rags : our dependence ought only to be on " the blood of the everlasting covenant," and interior operations of the Spirit that worketh in us, both to will and to do, according to his own good pleasure.
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Page 175 - My wife is at least as well as when we left London ; the more she travels, the better she bears it It gives us yet another proof, that whatever God calls us to, he will fit us for ; so that we have no need to take thought for the morrow. Let the morrow take thought for the things of itself. I was at first a little afraid she would not so well understand the behaviour of a Yorkshire mob ; but there has been no trial : even the Methodists are now at peace throughout the kingdom. It is well if they...
Page 186 - Seek .first the kingdom of heaven, and the righteousness thereof, and all other things shall be added unto you.

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