Fraternity and Other Addresses

Fraternity and Other Addresses

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...advance the instant that way was opened, Francis Asbury made Methodism a mighty fact in America! He led a flaming column. Their tread awoke the continent and shook the trembling gates of hell. Let us glance down that gleaming line of spiritual warriors, forming to advance and take this continent for Christ, if it is only to catch a glimpse of some of its more illustrious leaders. Yonder is one, riding fast and far through bleak New England, breasting the pitiless storms of a northern winter to tell the story of the cross. He is tall and massive in his build, with ruddy cheeks and flashing eyes. There is the verve of the warrior in his fearless port, and the rapture of an apostle in his burning heart. He meets a repulse as cold as the arctic winds. But no difficulties deter him, no disappointments depress him, no dangers disturb him, no labors exhaust him. Bold, shrewd, witty, unconquerable, he forges right ahead, until the stubborn opposition yields, and the mortal fire of love that burns in his imperial soul sets all New England on a blaze!--That is Jesse Lee! Yonder is another. He is swiftly speeding northward where Ontario's pathless forests wave. He steers his frail canoe on many a rushing stream. He lifts his voice of prayer or praise to mingle with the thunders of Niagara's plunging flood. He wraps his buffalo robe about him and lies down to rest upon his bed of snow, while the cold, keen stars keep watch above him on the height of heaven. He speeds along the frozen rivers as though they were crystal pavements Providence had spread for his advance into the heart of the northern wilds, and lifts his clarion voice until all the Ottawa solitudes are vocal with the tidings of redeeming love!--That is Edgerton Ryerson, the great apostle of...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520297
  • 9781236520296