Collections Volume 32

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...nation, Dr. Harris, from his social position, his talents and learning, and the leading part that he had taken in the concerns of the fraternity, was a conspicuous mark for attack. Papers of all kinds were continually sent to him, loaded with indecent remonstrances and personal insult. But of these he took no notice in any way. He showed neither anger, nor mortification, nor fear. Though he felt them deeply, he said nothing. Through the whole of that trying emergency, he preserved his patience and kindliness; provoked to no retort, and quietly persevering in the course that he continued to think right. His friends who knew best his aspen-like sensibility could not fail to be struck with the calmness and firmness with which he held his peace and discharged his duty. He once pointed to a high shelf in his library, that seemed to be stored with papers of different shapes, and said to a young man who had the privilege of his friendship: " All the pieces there contain something abusive of me; but I have put them far out of the way, I never take them down." Such was the truly Christian temper that he showed of meekness and forgiveness; while at the same time, as he spoke these words, an expression came over his face, half of painful feelings and half of a sly comic wonder, that a poor minister like him, who had never wished or done the least harm to anybody all the days of his life, should be singled out for such a whirlwind of vituperation. In the winter of 1832-33, he was visited with an alarming fit of sickness, which reduced him to so great a state of debility, that it was thought advisable for him to seek the aid of a milder climate than that of New England before another winter came round. Georgia was now 4TH s.--voL. II. 19...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939972
  • 9781236939975