Life, Letters, Lectures, and Addresses of Fredk. W. Robertson, Incumbent of Trinity Chapel, Brighton, 1847-1853; Complete in One Volume

Life, Letters, Lectures, and Addresses of Fredk. W. Robertson, Incumbent of Trinity Chapel, Brighton, 1847-1853; Complete in One Volume

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...sorrow of heart which seems to flow as an under-current through all his sermons. I seemed to comprehend from his hopefulness of this kind the depth of St. Paul's words: "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." To a mind thus sensitive to the sins and sorrows of our humanity, sadness could not be unfamiliar. His own lofty ideal necessarily entailed on him many griefs and disappointments. And indeed he sometimes thought that all true souls were unhappy. One day, as we were speaking together of the rich endowments of a youth in whom we were mutually interested, he said with emphasis: "How unhappy he will be!" The impression which the grandeur of Robertson's moral and spiritual character has left within me has almost encroached, so to speak, on that of his intellectual power. But no one who ever even saw him, or listened to his earnest, eloquent talk--his tremulous, clear-ringing, musical voice imparting a richer sense to common words--could doubt for a moment that he was possessed of the rarest mental gifts. Still it was in the pulpit that the whole man came out, and there he was indeed as one inspired. Robertson's sermons, even as we now possess them, are the "bloom and wonder" of modern pulpit eloquence. Exceptionally lucid in expression, they reveal such a combination of the analytic with the constructive and imaginative faculty; they are charged so abundantly with arrows of lightning, to flash home conviction on the "conscience as she sits within her lonely seat;" they indicate such intense prophetic earnestness; they contain such fearless denunciations of evil, in high places and in low; they manifest such a sympathy on the part of their author with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980999
  • 9781236980991