Life, Letters, Lectures, and Addresses of Fredk. W. Robertson, M.A., Incumbent of Trinity Chapel, Brighton, 1847-1853

Life, Letters, Lectures, and Addresses of Fredk. W. Robertson, M.A., Incumbent of Trinity Chapel, Brighton, 1847-1853

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...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 grandenr of Robertson's moral and spiritual character h: vs left within me has nlmost 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 n richer sense to common words--could doubt for o moment that he was possessed of the rarest mental gifts. IStill it was in the pulpit that the whole man came out, and there he was indeed as one inspired. Robertson's sermons, even as wo 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 earnestuess; 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 lonely, the hardworking, the suffering, and the poor; they display such a mastery of the latest European thought, so profound an acquaintance with both the letter and the spirit of the Scriptures, as of the ianermost secrets of the life which is "hid in God"--its sorrows, its battling with doubts, its triumph through clinging to the cross of Christ; they disclose such a creative ability to turn truisms into...show more

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  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567765
  • 9781236567765