Memoranda of the Late ---. of Weston, with Introductory Remarks by the REV. T. Best, M. a
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... returned. The parochial school was shut up, a master having there, they told us, to hold office with his life in his hand: I ventured an offer to purchase the school, but found it impracticable. I hope Dr. may succeed in re-establishing it: he has a commission from me to this effect if opportunity offers.--Surely, if Christ came to seek and save that which is lost, this poor outcast sink of iniquity should not be without the pale of Christian philanthropy. The land in the neighbourhood of Tipperary is good and in excellent cultivation." "The country around Limerick is fertile and beautiful, rich in corn and grazing land, any little eminence commanding a view of the Shannon rolling on with considerable violence. In some places, it rushes more like a cataract than a river. Limerick is a pretty, ancient, Irish city; we crossed a bridge built in the 13th century, and the venerable-looking cathedral is probably of the same date. The new town is handsome, pleasant open streets, regularly built, and shops exceedingly good. A nice town to live in, but, until lately, desperately dark as to spiritual things; it appears however, now to be rising, as though God was sending out His light and truth among the people." "Eliza passed the evening at Dr. 's: he is an intelligent man and a true Christian. Mrs. a kind-hearted clever woman. She took the part of Scripture reader at morning and evening family worship. This custom I never before observed; but I admire it, and think there can be no reason for the Scriptures to be read by the master only: surely all are alike interested in divine truth, and the remarks may be equally impressive to others, as to herself. It is very different from standing up in public to preach, which St. Paul seems to...
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