C.H. Spurgeon's Autobiography Volume 3

C.H. Spurgeon's Autobiography Volume 3

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...or a prince dance when he wears on his head the crown of Ali with its hundredweight of jewels? Or, as Job saith, 'Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? Or loweth the ox over his fodder?' As he that marrieth a virgin is excused from war, so he that receiveth a great gift is exempted from a public speech. My heart is as full of thanks as Paradise was full of peace. As the banks of Lugano ring with the songs of nightingales, so my whole being reverberates with gratitude; and there is another, for whom I may also speak, who echoes all I utter, as the cliffs of Meringen prolong with manifold sweetness the music of the horn. "From you, --it comes with double pleasure, like the nuts and the almonds that were carried to Joseph fresh from his father's tents. From my brethren, --it is a flower dripping with the dew of Hermon, and perfumed with the fragrance of affection. From my fellow-soldiers, --it comes as a cup of generous wine in which we pledge each other for future battles. From my children in the faith, --as a lovetoken such as a tender father treasures. From the church, --it is offered as a sacrifice of sweet smell, acceptable unto God. "A house, --founded in love, walled with sincerity, roofed in with generosity. Its windows are agates, its gates carbuncles. The beam out of the wall shall talk with me, and the stones shall give me sermons. I shall see your names engraven on every room; and I shall read, in a mystic handwriting, the record that your love war weighed in the balances, and was not found wanting. "The time of your love. During my life;--not like the poor philosopher, who was starved to death, but who afterwards had a pillar erected in his honour. This house will be a monument of your generosity, and so it will be a...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494245
  • 9781236494245