Memoirs of the Life and Writings of James Montgomery; Including Selections from His Correspondence, Remains in Prose and Verse, and Conversations on Various Subjects Volume 1
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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...that time a respectable Wesleyan preacher. ' 7T_w---"' _ " O God of Hosts, thine ear incline, Regard our prayers, our cause be thine: When orphans cry, when babes complain, When widows weep, canst Thou refrain? " Now red and terrible, thine hand Scourges with war our guilty land; Europe thy flaming vengeance feels, And from her deep foundations reels. " Her rivers bleed like mighty veins; Her towers are ashes, graves her plains;' Slaughter her groaning valleys fills, And reeking carnage melts her hills. " 0 Thou, whose awful word can bind The roaring waves, the raging wind, Mad tyrants tame, break down the high, Wl1ose haughty foreheads beat the sky. " Make bare thine arm, great King of kings! That arm alone salvation brings: That wonder-working arm which broke From lsrael's neck the Egyptian yoke. " Burst every dungeon, every chain, Give injured slaves their rights again; Let truth prevail, let discord cease, Speak--and the world shall smile in peace." On the 7th of April, a large meeting was held on the Castle Hill, Shefiield, at which Henry Redhead Yorke presided: he addressed the multitude from " He called himself Yorke, but always said he was the son of a plantation agent, or governor, of the name of Redhead, at Ber buda, a small West Indian island belonging to the Codrington family. " He was," said Montgomery, " if not a mulatto, a quadroon--a fiery orator, and, as I thought, in the habit of delivering as his own, portions of the impassioned speeches of Mirabeau; his style was altogether French." His figure, when he appeared at the Castle Hill meeting, was good, and his dress striking, if not in the best taste--with Hessian boots and a stock...
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