Memoirs of John Lord Bacon; With Reflections Drawn from a Review of His Moral and Religious Character

Memoirs of John Lord Bacon; With Reflections Drawn from a Review of His Moral and Religious Character

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...expresses it, " can live where we cannot." At Chelsea, however, Mr. C. was not popular, after the novelty of his coming as the son of Lord Cadogan ceased. The train of coaches that first attended his church soon drew off, and the parish in general did not choose to be disturbed. No man naturally loves plain scriptural truth plainly delivered: it is directed against his idol, Self; and there is also a strong man, armed, seeking to keep his goods in peace, and fortifying them with prejudices. Till a stronger, therefore, comes, and spoil: him of the armour in which he trusted, and enables the captive to commence a determined quarrel with the grand idol and the usurper, there will be a determined quarrel with the zealous preacher who exposes both. It may be added, that the call to Turn and Live, will be least welcome in the environs of a great Metropolis, where men retire to enjoy themselves, as they term it; i.e. to say to their souls, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years, eat, drink, and be merry. They have, indeed, a gra._-.iI-----.....-asa_r=11...1;_-Q.-_-.4-_..4----_. cious invitation to the feast of the Gospel, but they have bought a piece of ground, and therefore they cannot come. Besides which, Mr. C. had not yet fully learned himself, what he afterwards so ably taught to others, that though outward reformation should be attempted in every parish, it is, if alone, but washing the outside of the cup and platter. Nor had he yet attained the true secret of producing those fruits of righteousness on which he so strongly insisted. Let us hear from the last sermon he printed, his matured judgment on this point. " Whoever would have fruit, must first plant the tree which is to bear it; and whoever would have...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871499
  • 9781236871497