Old-Time Primitive Methodism in Canada, 1829-1884

Old-Time Primitive Methodism in Canada, 1829-1884

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... of mind, a nearness to God, a deeper insight into the human heart, a clearer conception of the simplicity of faith and efficacy of the atonement which in a very peculiar manner prepared him for the ennobling work of saving souls. But alas! while the whole hemisphere of his future was bright, the fatal shaft descended and smote him. His family and the church have sustained an irreparable loss. He had travelled nearly twelve years in Canada with marked success in every station." The circumstances of his death were exceedingly sad. His wife was ill at home, so ill that it was deemed best not to mention the fact. His body was interred at once, and his wife began to wonder why he did not return or write. He had been in his grave some days before she knew that she should see his face no more, until she joined him in the better land. He was the spiritual father of so many earnest Christian workers, and his death was mourned by every circuit where he had labored, as if one had gone from their own fireside. He was of such a winsome, loving disposition, that he made his friends life friends. Revivals began on nearly every circuit where he travelled, for he was a " Prince with God " and prevailed. His name was a household word, and ever spoken with tenderness. Mrs. Nichols brought up the three little girls so early orphaned. One married Mr. Carter, of Hamilton, another married Rev. Coverdale Watson, who died in British Columbia, and the remaining daughter is the wife of Rev. R. J. Stillwell. Rev. Matthew Nichols and Rev. Isaac Tovell, D.D., are first cousins, their fathers having married sisters. In the same Conference Minutes there is the obituary of Rev. J. R. Stephenson, who had been sent out by the English Conference, and was stationed on Walpole...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672860
  • 9781236672865