The Life, Letters, and Papers of the Late REV. Thomas Scott, D. D; ... in Two Parts

The Life, Letters, and Papers of the Late REV. Thomas Scott, D. D; ... in Two Parts

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...of corn eometh in its season!" To this vigorous and animated delineation, I shall nov add a few particulars from my own observation and reflection. Mr. Wilson has observed, that "love of the world was not his fault;" that " disinterestedness was a feature of his character;" that he did not " talk against covetousness and the love of the world, while the bent of his conversation was worldly, and his temper selfish." This is most-'true: but it is not all that deserves to be said upon the subject. I must give it as my deliberate judgment, which I think will be sanctioned by the snfliages of those who_most closely observed him, that, of all the men I have known, he manifested the most nnfeigned and practical belief of those numerous scriptures, which pronounce riches dangerous to the welfare and salvation of the soul; and that, in consequence, acting upon his own favorite maxim, that what is best for the soul is really best for us, he ever looked upon worldly possessions with a jealous eye, for his family as well as for himself. Particularly, he deprecated the idea of clergymen aspiring at wealth-meaning by that term much more moderate property than some would understand by it. His sentence at the beginning of his religious career, will not be forgotten: " We are to live at the altar; but a living, a bare decent maintenance, without any avaricious or ambitious views of advancing ourselves or our families, or hankering after indulgence, should content us." He acted on this principle through life. Subsequently, we have heard him declare, that " ifa man have faith strong enough, and urgent occasions call for it, he may, perhaps, do as well for his family, if he spends what he has...show more

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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 553g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893867
  • 9781236893864