The Apostle of Peace

The Apostle of Peace

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...which he was appropriately the " apostle "; and to that his etforts were chiefly directed. At a meeting of our State Conference, I requested him to speak on the subject of temperance. With true sailor promptness he replied, " One man can't scull two boats." At a meeting, either of the Conference or of the State Temperance Society, he told us how he was led to adopt the teetotal principle. " It was easy," said he, "to give up rum, for I never liked it; and I did not hesitate to sign the pledge of abstinence from distilled spirit. But I had a fine orchard, and the best cidermill in the county, and made great quantities of excellent cider. And I always kept the best of wine, and I sipped it, and my ministerial friends they sipped it." At a temperance meeting in Minot, he was urging his neighbors to come forward and sign the pledge. One of them replied, " Why, squire, we would be very glad to sign that pledge, if we could afford to keep as good wine as you do."--" I saw," said he, " that I was cornered. But I told them at once, --Set your mark as high as you please, exclude wine, cider, and everything of the kind, and I will come up to it." He signed the teetotal pledge. It was at the interview I had with him in my own house that he related an instance of the efficacy of his peace principles in neighborly intercourse. He had a neighbor whose unruly sheep were getting into his lot, and injuring some of his growing crops. Repeated requests to have them taken care of received no attention. At length he became irritable over the matter, and threatened to have them driven to the pound, which did not help the matter at all. At length he began to reflect that he was...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859790
  • 9781236859792