The Last Davys of Eminent Christians

The Last Davys of Eminent Christians

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...fall saved his life; for had not the blood come from his head, he had, as far as they could rationally judge, died in that fit, which took away his senses for the present. But he went to bed, and slept so well that night as he had not in many weeks before; so that myself and friends feared that he had been in an apoplexy. But he awaked about six in the morning, much refreshed, and full of the praises of God for his mercies to him, being very sensible how suddenly he was surprised the evening before. After this he lived always expecting death, saying often to me and his friends, "It is but a puff, and I am gone." And therefore he would, every night after he had been at prayer, bid all the family farewell, telling them, He might be dead before the morning; and, dropping some holy counsel as to them, would depart to his chamber. All the while I was undressing him, he would be discoursing of spiritual things, it being all his delight; and when we lay down to rest, his last words were usually, "We shall shortly be in another bed, therefore it is good to mind it, and provide for it apace; farewell, my dear heart, the Lord bless thee," and so he would go to his rest. In his health and sickness, his first speeches in the morning would be, " Now we have one day more, here is one more for God; now let us live well this day, work hard for our souls; lay up much treasure in heaven this day, for we have but a few to live." After this, the strength of his limbs, which were decayed, returned again, and he was beyond all expectation so far recovered, that we had no fears of his relapsing again. His appetite and rest and all repaired. But, about the 6th of May, he began again to find weakness in his stomach, which, in a few days, so...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236491157
  • 9781236491152