Chauncey Judd

Chauncey Judd

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...temporary respite. He was in the power of ruffians that knew no pity; or if some of them had relented when in no imminent danger of their own, he could not doubt that they would be as inexorable as their leader whenever their own safety could be secured only by sacrificing him. He had heard Graham's muttered imprecations upon his confederates, and knew that it was his purpose to have his own way still, notwithstanding their opposition. But what was it to die? It is not a thought to which the young mind accustoms itself, and it required an effort to conceive of it. It was to leave home and friends, --the father, the mother, never so dear as now when he was about to be torn from their loving arms; the young brothers and sisters, playmates and companions of his childhood, bound to his heart by a thousand ties. It was to be torn from the bright world that looked so attractive to his youthful anticipations. It was to have his young life quenched in the blackness of night, in the horrors of the dark, cold grave. Nay, more, it was to go into the presence of God, his Judge, and receive from his lips that sentence which should fix his destiny in everlasting joy or woe. Let it not be deemed unmanly that as he thought of all this he was overcome with terror, and " lifted up his )ice and wept." But the storm of anguish spent itself, and he was enabled to look more calmly at his situation. Chauncey, though trained to the strictest habits of morality, had never professed a personal experience of religion. In those days such a thing was not expected in the young. Rarely was a person of either sex found in the membership of the church under twenty. We owe it chiefly to our Sunday schools and the increased attention awakened in the religious instruction of more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236675673
  • 9781236675675