Allerton Parish; A Tale of the Early Days of Western New York

Allerton Parish; A Tale of the Early Days of Western New York

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...teaches, --'From sudden death, good Lord deliver us /' " Poor lad, he little thought that, in trying to avoid a wet coat, he was rushing into the jaws of destruction! I oannot help being reminded of our Saviour's declaration: 'As the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.' (St. Matthew xxiv. 27 At His second advent, He will appear 'in the clouds of heaven, ' and 'every eye shall see Him.' and the wicked will be destroyed with the brightness of His coming. (2 Thess. ii, 8.) "Arthur asked me so many questions about the cause of.lightning, that I found Dr. Franklin's interesting account of his experiments with electricity, and read it for his benefit. At the same time, I reminded him that, after all that might be said about secondary causes, these tilings must be traced back to Him who set in operation the laws of nature, and who governs them according to His own good pleasure. " Our neighbor, Mr. Williams, who was struck senseless by lightning several years. ago, makes it a rule now to retire to a dark corner of the cellar, whenever a thunder-storm is approaching. Of course, every prudent precaution should be observed, and it is foolhardy for people to be sitting by open doors and windows, while the artillery of heaven is shaking the earth with its terrors; but, after all, the true source of comfort and safety is a devout dependence upon God."' CHAPTER XIX, A semi-annual Chance of sending Letters to the City.--New Books, but not so many of them as the Parson would desire.--An Equinoctial Storm.--Merino Sheep, which came hear drowning.--Dram-drinking.---Temperance Pledges, and their Value.--A Bundle too large for the Trunk.--Anticipations of Happiness.--Snow.--Spotless...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656121
  • 9781236656124