A Brief Memoir of Elizabeth Fry

A Brief Memoir of Elizabeth Fry

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...deeply imbued with earnest desire for the everlasting well-being of every class among men; none were too exalted in earthly station, none too highly endowed by nature or by science, to share the deep solicitudes of her spirit; her prayers ascended to the Throne of Grace, for the out-pouring of that heavenly influence which alone could attract them to the Fountain of mercy and peace. But her sympathies were, in an especial manner, directed, in unspeakable yearnings, towards the wretched and debased; the misery, inseparable from sin and condemnation, stirred up from its depth every spring of tender commiseration which could flow into her bosom: the invitations of the Redeemer who "came to call sinners to repentance," were oft-times uttered by her with thrilling "demonstration of the Spirit and of power;" and many a heart that had been enslaved by the prince of darkness, and rendered obdurate by yielding itself his willing servant, was softened and bowed in penitence, through that constraining love which communicated its efficacious energy to those ministrations, by which, "in Christ's stead," she besought the wanderer and the prodigal to return unto the Father's house, and to become reconciled to God. Notices of the remarkable eifects produced on the minds of the visitors of every class, who witnessed those religious engagements in Newgate, might be selected from the memoranda of many excellent persons, an extract from one of them--that of a lady, noble in rank and in spirit--may be admitted into this brief " Sketch;" dated "June 2nd, 1820.--We passed through several wards, in which the most perfect stillness prevailed; these were the former scenes of all the riot and confusion of which we had...
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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694982X
  • 9781236949820