The Life of REV. John Newton; Rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, London

The Life of REV. John Newton; Rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, London : An Authentic Narrative

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...it had a' good effect beyond" my first intention. It habituated me to think and write upo t "'s. '-4_" 'r; as conscience interfered, ' and suggested to me how little I deserved that we should be. _ spared to meet again. But the Lord_supp0rted me. I was ' a poor, faint, idolatrous creature; but I had now some ac a great variety of subjects; and I acquired, 'insens_ibly, a greater readiness of expressing myself than I should otherwise have attained. As I gained more ground in religious' ' knowledge, my letters became more serious; and, at times, I still find an advantagein looking them over; especially as theyrcmind me of many providential incidents, and the state of my mind at difl'erent periods in these voyages, which would otherwise have escaped my memory. ' @sailed from Liverpool in August, 1750, commander of i' a good ship.'I have no very extraordinary events tore-count from this period, and shall therefore contract my me-moirs, lest I become tedious: yet I am willing to give you a brief sketch of my history dovn'to 1755, the year of my settlement in my present situation. I had now the com-_ mand and care of thirty persons; I endeavored to treat them with humanity, and to set them a good example: I likewise established public worship, twice every Lord's-day, . ofiiciating myself. Farther than this I did not proceed while I continued in that employment.J Having now much leisure, 1 prosecuted the study of the Latin with good success. I took a dictionary this voyage, and procured two or three other books; but still it was my' hap to choose the hardest. I added J uvenal to Horace; and, for prose authors, I pitched upon Livy, Caesar, and S'zl.llllSI!' You will easily conceive, Sir, that I had hard work to begin...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981766
  • 9781236981769